Batja's Breakdown

By Tom Hinds

SourceTom Hinds, "Dance All Night 2"
Levelhard (assigned by the editor)
A1(4) Trail buddies allemande left (your trail buddy is next to you in line)
(12) Partners swing
A2(8) Circle left
(2) Slide left to face a new couple (this is the progression)
(6) Those new neighbors circle left 3/4
B1(16) Neighbors swing
B2(4) Pass through to an ocean wave
(4) Balance the wave
(2,2,4) Neighbors allemande right 1/2, men allemande left 1/2, partners allemande right 3/4 and look for your trail buddy

Author's Notes:
Named after Batja Bell, long-time dancer and folklorist.

This dance is from American Country Dances On Line
All rights reserved by the author; used by permission.
Added to database 1/20/1997; last revised 3/5/1999; edited by Russell Owen