Delphiniums and Daisies

By Tanya Rotenberg
Composed 1985

SourceHarris, Dark, Waller and Pittman, "Dance A While"
Levelmed (assigned by the editor)
A1(8) Neighbors allemande left 1 1/2
(8) Ladies chain
A2(16) Hey for 4, ladies pass right shoulders to start
B1(16) Partners swing
B2(8) Circle left 3/4
(8) Neighbors allemande right 1 1/2

Author's Notes:
I wrote this dance and couldn't get it to work out. A few years later in 1985, I tried again, and this time it came out great. I dedicated the dance to my parent's 20th wedding anniversary. The flowers they had at their wedding were delphiniums and daisies, which explains the name. I started working on this dance again when my father wanted to start calling contras and asked me for a dance which was easy enough for beginners, but not boring for more experienced dancers. I couldn't find any in my repertoire, so I dragged this one back out and fixed it up for him.

This dance is from American Country Dances On Line
All rights reserved by the author; used by permission.
Added to database 7/30/2001; last revised 8/1/2001; edited by Russell Owen