Sweet Music

By Amy Kahn
Composed 1990

Levelmed (assigned by the editor)
A1(8) Gents allemande left 1 1/2
(8) Partners star promenade across
A2(16) Hey, ladies pass right shoulders to start
B1(16) Partners balance and swing
B2(8) Right and left through (use a courtesy turn)
(2) Roll away with a half sashay
(6) Right-hand star 3/4

Author's Notes:
Both the star promenade and roll away with half sashay are square dance figures. Bob Dalsemer and Dan Pearl have used these figures before in contras. I was actually quite subversive about the design of this dance (the trend at the time being toward lots of individual movement), there is almost continuous eye contact and connection with other dancers throughout the figures and I think this is the reason you all like it too.

This dance is from American Country Dances On Line
All rights reserved by the author; used by permission.
Added to database 3/4/2000; edited by Russell Owen