Monday, December 29, 2014

Courtney Jane

Courtney Jane
A 32 bar jig for 3 couples in a 3‑couple set

Bars
1 – 8 1st and 2nd couples dance set and rotate.

9 – 12 1st and 3rd couples dance right hands across once round; keep facing
clockwise.

13 – 16 2nd, 1st and 3rd couples chase clockwise half way round, to finish in
order 3, 1, 2, all on opposite sides.

17 – 18 3rd woman (in 1st man’s place) and 2nd man (in 3rd woman’s place)
change places giving right hands.

19 – 20 3rd man (in 1st woman’s place) and 2nd woman (in 3rd man’s place)
change places giving left hands.

21 – 22 1st couple turn halfway round giving right hands while moving down
one place to own sides; 3rd couple step up.

23 – 24 2nd, 3rd and 1st couples, joining near hands on the sides, set.

25 – 32 2nd, 3rd and 1st couples dance six hands round and back. Finish in
order 2, 3, 1.

Repeat with a new top couple.

N.B. The dance can be adapted for four couples by 2nd, 3rd, 1st and 4th
couples all joining near hands and setting on bars 23–24, then dancing
eight hands round and back on bars 25–32. 4th couple then step up on
bars 1–2 as the new top couple are starting.

Dance devised by Angus Henry, Darwin, in February 2010

Music: “My Dungannon Sweetheart” (G Townsend); (lead tune for “Upper Tarr”
(8x32)J on the Ian Muir Sound CD “Second Kirkbrae Collection”).

Commissioned by Lynette Westwood for the commemoration of 10 years of Scottish
Country Dancing in Kununurra, Western Australia and dedicated to the memory of
Courtney Jane Kuiper, a beautiful dancer and friend of six years. The dance captures
her lively and happy nature.

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