Kiss the Bride

By Jeffrey Spero
Composed April 29, 95

Source"(southern) California Twirls", ed. by James Hutson and Jeffrey Spero
Leveleasy (assigned by the editor)
A1(8) Neighbors dosido
(8) Neighbors swing
A2(8) Long lines go forward and back
(8) Ladies allemande left 1 1/2
B1(8,8) Partners gypsy and swing
B2(8) Partners promenade across the set
(6) Circle right 3/4
(2) Pass through along the set

Author's Notes:
This dance was written to show the different stages of a relationship. At the beginning, there is that uneasy meeting phase (dosido), Followed by a "what-the-heck, let's see what happens" attitude (the swing). During the long lines forward and back, the dancers look across the set. Whoa! Who is that?! The ladies can't stand it! They allemande across the set and gaze into their partner's eyes (gypsy). When they can't take it anymore, the swing occurs. Finding their true match, the partners walk down the aisle (or across the aisle in this case!). Many theories exist for the significance of the circle right following the promenade. I leave it to you to create your own interpretation.
Written for Robin Brodeur and Michael Bancroft's wedding.

This dance is from American Country Dances On Line
All rights reserved by the author; used by permission.
Added to database 3/9/1997; last revised 3/5/1999; edited by Russell Owen