Catie Gets Around


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Choreography
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Author:
Michael Barraclough (2011)
Formation:
Longways duple becket (double progression)
Music:
Specific tune - Sperantsa Pierduta by Cathie Whitesides (Dm, 3/4)

A1
1-2
(Holding hands in a ring) balance in & out
 
3-4
Partner extended twirl (change places, end facing the center in the same ring) 
 
5-16
Repeat 3 more times (with neighbor, partner, neighbor)
 
 
 
A2
1-2
Partner pousette (along the set, men push, end facing next couple)
 
3-4
Pass through across (pass opposite by the right)
 
5-6
Partner pousette (along the set, men push, end facing next next couple)
 
7-8
Pass through across (pass opposite by the right)
 
9-12
Partner two-hand turn
 
13-16
Circle left (with opposite couple)
 
 
 
B1/B2
1-4
(Face opposite) big turn single right into
 
4-7
Star left 3 places
 
8
Fall back into the set (one place cw from the start)
 
9-32
Repeat 3 more times (partner; opposite; partner)

© Michael Barraclough, 2016

Notes
1
To do an 'extended twirl', start as though doing a normal California twirl but at the end pull the joined hands between yuo and then let go as you turn to face back in. Thye net effect of the extended twirl is that you end up facing in the original direction but have changed places with your twirlee.
 
 
 
 
2
Susan Brehm bought the right to commission a dance from me at the 2010 Sharpes Assembly (Sebring, FL) silent auction. She asked that the dance be dedicated to Catie Geist, local dancer, teacher and organizer of the Sharpes Assembly and specified a number of figures that she would like included. This is one of a four dance suite that I produced for the commission.

Sperantsa Pierduta

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