Witches' Cauldron

By Kirston Koths
Composed September 10, 1988

SourceCDSS "Gems"
Leveleasy-med (assigned by the editor)
TypeSicilian Circle-Mixer
FormationSicilian Circle
A1After forming the sets, the two ladies trade places and face your partner (partners are together in the same large ring)
(16) Partners balance and swing
A2(8) Large rings go forward and back
(8) Large rings circle right
B1(8) Large rings circle left
(8) Original foursomes circle left 3/4 (you and your partner are now facing clockwise or counter-clockwise)
B2(8) You and your partner as a couple dosido your neighbor couple
(2) As individuals pass through along the set
This is the progression; the one you face is your new partner
(6) New partners see-saw (left-shoulder dosido)

Author's Notes:
This dance was written for the Palo Alto Hallowe'en contradance.
It is a bit challenging, but seems to be the kind of dance that even "mixer-haters" can learn to enjoy. "Lost" dancers re-enter easily in A1. Southern tunes are fine with this one.

Editor's Notes:
Single progression mixer (nobody is missed). Ladies alternate between inner and outer rings but never advance; gents advance but stay in one ring.

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