Joined at the Hip

By Russell Owen
Composed January, 1993; last revised April, 1993

Levelmed (assigned by the editor)
A1(8) Long lines go forward and back
(8) Hands across left-hand star
A2(6) Ladies separate, gents keep holding on, scoop up partner and star promenade approximately 1/2 until new ladies can take right hands in the middle (this is the progression)
(6) Ladies star promenade (with your partner) 3/4 (clockwise)
(4) Ladies back out with a butterfly whirl to face across
B1(8) Gents allemande left 1 1/2
(8) Neighbors swing
B2(6) Circle left 3/4
(10) Partners swing

Author's Notes:
Dedicated to Kip. I invented the linked star promonade and the star into star promonade figures, only to find another dance using linked star promonades a month or so later.
Ladies may spin right out of the star into the star promonade. I'm not yet sure if this is a graceful transition, but it's worth a try with an experienced crowd.

This dance is from American Country Dances On Line
All rights reserved by the author; used by permission.
Added to database 11/17/1996; last revised 3/5/1999; edited by Russell Owen