Victor Skowronski (2003)
Longways duple proper
Specific tune - Ronde II, Mon Amy (Tielman Susato)
Single file circle left one place
Balance into the center and back
As in A1 (end progressed and improper)(
1st corners start a chevron (pass right, keep facing out)
1st corners complete the chevron (back up into neighbor's place) while 2nd corners cast (right) along the line (into their neighbor's place)
Partners pousette ½ (1st corners push to start, release partner early to form a line across the set with 2nd corners on the outside facing in and 1st corners facing in the middle)
Hey (1st corners start left, 6 changes, end 1st corners on the end improper and 2nd corners in the middle proper)
2nd corners gypsy left while 1st corners cast right (into the center of the set), into partner gypsy right 1¼ (end progressed and proper)
© Victor Skowronski, 2003
At the end of the hey in C1 the 4 dancers will be in a line across the set. After the 2nd corners gypsy in C2 the 4 dancers will be in a line along the center of the set ready for the partner gypsy)
Michael Barraclough says "Technically, the move in B1 1-2 and B1 3-4 is a 4-bar move called a 'Chevron' (© Fried de Metz Herman). However, the timing of this is often poorly taught so I have broken it down into 2-bar moves to make clear who does what when."
Victor says "The moral behind this dance is 'If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again.' I had written two previous dances for the tune but neither worked. The third one was a charm, however. The tune is played at a tempo that is considerably faster than what is heard in concert. When I first called it at Pinewoods, Gene Murrow suggested the faster tempo and it made a world of difference. I suspect that the tempo we use was the original one. At some point, however, musicians thought it sounded better at the slower tempo and that became the standard."
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