Brandy's Star

By Bill Olson
Composed February 21, 1998

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Levelmed (assigned by the editor)
A1(4) Ladies right-hand balance
(4) Ladies box the gnat
(8) Hands across right-hand star
A2(4) Ladies drop out, gents pull by
(12) Hey 3/4, neighbors pass left shoulders to start
B1(16) Partners balance and swing
B2(6) Circle left 3/4
(2) Pass through along the line
(8) New neighbors dosido

Author's Notes:
In A1, the ladies must decide who goes under and who goes over for the box the gnat. It's usually the shorter going under, but leaving it up to the dancers on the spot adds a little excitement. At the beginning of A2 I remind the dancers not to "over-rotate" the star and the ladies to be ready to start the hey when the gents arrive.
Written on February 21, 1998 over coffee before the Bowdoinham dance. Brandy is Pam Weeks' wonderful pooch (tour dog extrordinaire), the only dog in the world I would spend 2 weeks with in the back of a 15 passenger van!

This dance is from American Country Dances On Line
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Added to database 5/31/1998; last revised 11/11/1999; edited by Russell Owen