By Paul Balliet
|Source||B. Hill, P. Balliet and C. Kopp, "Twirling Dervish Returns"|
|Level||med (assigned by the editor)|
|A1||(8) Gents dosido|
(4) Gents take right hands and balance
(4) Gents allemande right and face partner
|A2||(16) Hey for four, partners pass left shoulders to start|
|B1||(16) Partners balance and swing|
|B2||(8) Circle left|
(8) On the left diagonal partners go forward to new neighbors, then fall straight back
Becky Hill coined the term "slice left" to describe and call this fun progression. Partners continue to hold inside hands and face left. Take 3 steps towards a new couple. With the available hands, push off with the other couple. Walk straight back, and face this new couple in progressed position.
Dances of all levels enjoy this dance.
Many callers change the dance, and have the women take the lead in A1 every other time through the music. To make this change, simply substitute ladies for gents in A1 and A2. For most crowds, I like to surprise them with the women's version after about 5 times through the dance. I then alternate between the man and women dosido in A1. A caller may wish to teach both the men's and women's version during the walk through.
This dance is from American Country Dances On Line
All rights reserved by the author; used by permission.
Added to database 2/8/1999; last revised 3/5/1999; edited by Russell Owen