Mary Cay's Reel

By David Kaynor
Composed 1987

Levelmed (assigned by the editor)
A1(6) Circle left 3/4
(2) Pull by along the line
(8) With the one you meet allemande left, then return to your neighbor
A2(4,12) Neighbors balance and swing
B1(8) Long lines go forward and back
(4) Ladies allemande right 3/4 to form a long wave of women in the center
(4) Left-hand ladies allemande left 3/4, while men slide left a bit to meet them
End near your partner
B2(4,12) Partners balance and swing

Author's Notes:
Susie Secco and I were sitting around at my family's summer cottage on the Maine coast, and I was trying to work out a dance in Mary Cay Brass's honor for her imminent birthday. I
got the basic concept together, then Susie listened to my description and asked questions which helped me clarify how much, how far, how long, in what direction, etc.

Editor's Notes:
Teaching tip: tell that dancers that "after swinging partner, circle left; after swinging neighbor, go forward and back". Also, be sure the gents slide left while the ladies allemande in B1, else the dance may not progress.
Collected from Luther Black March, 1991.

This dance is from American Country Dances On Line
All rights reserved by the author; used by permission.
Added to database 1/18/1997; last revised 3/5/1999; edited by Russell Owen