Saturday, April 7, 2012

Lesson Plan for April 9 - Beginner Class

New Figures: Pass & Turn

Dances from the Ann Arbor Ball: Lantern of the North, Manhattan

THE LANTERN OF THE NORTH (J8x32) 3C (4C set) J Drewry Canadian Bk
1- 8       1s+2s+3s set, cross RH, set & 1/2 turn LH into prom hold
9-16      1s+2s+3s Promenade & end with 1s casting to 2nd place
17-24    1s dance reels of 3 on opposite sides (1s cross RH down to start) &
             1s end facing 2nd corners
25-32    1s dance Pass+Turn with 2nd corners, turn RH &
              repeat with 1st corners, ending in 2nd place

Dance Information:

Elgin Cathedral, consecrated in 1224, dedicated to the Holy Trinity, was sometimes referred to as The Lantern of the North and is an historic ruin in Elgin, Moray, north-east Scotland.

MANHATTAN (R8x32) 3C (4C Set) D Blim
1‐8          1s dance down below 3s, cast up one place, dance up to the top, and
               cast off to face 1st corners.
9‐16        Turn corner, partner, corner, partner,
                ending in the middle on opposite sides.
17‐24      1s set right for one bar, then slip individually left for one bar,
                ending 1M between the 3s, 1L between the 2s.
                Dance six bar right shoulder reels of three across the dance,
                ending with 1s in 2nd place on opposite sides.
25‐32       Dance six bar right shoulder reels of three on the sides.
                1s cross RH to place.

Dance Information:

NY Subway Map from the MTA website.

The dance mimics the experience of a ride on the New York subway, from the trip down the stairs, to slipping between the train doors, to changing subway lines.

Edited to remove the dances we didn't get to on the 9th, due to extensive technique practice on Manhattan. We will be trying them on the 16th.

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