Swinging For It 


Introduction
Choreography
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Author:
Michael Barraclough (2013)
Formation:
Longways 4 couple set +1
Music:
64-bar (fun) jigs or reels

A1
1-4
Lines forward & back
 
5-8
Partner do-si-do
 
 
 
A2 
1-4
Lines forward & back 
 
5-8
Partner see-saw 
 
 
 
B1
1-4
Partner allemande right 
 
5-8
Partner allemande left
 
 
 
B2
1-4
Partner gypsy 
 
5-8
Partner swing 
 
 
 
C1
1-8
Captain reviews the troops (captain promenades down and up inside the set checking everyone out) 
 
 
 
C2 
1-4
Captain swings someone from the 1st row 
 
5-8
Captain swings someone from the 2nd row 
 
 
 
D1
7-8
Captain swings someone from the 3rd row 
 
 
Captain swings someone from the 4th row 
 
 
 
D2
1-2
Captain picks a partner and swings them, everyone else swings someone, person left out is new captain 

© Michael Barraclough, 2016

Notes
1
The extra person (‘Captain”) stands at the top of the set. It is a mute point whether they should feel rejected by no-one swinging them in D2 or delighted that they get to swing everyone in C2/D1 and get a long swing with the person of their choice in the next D2. 
 
 
 
 
2
If you don’t have a 64-bar tune then play a 32-bar tune twice! 
 
 
 
 
3
Based on the Forgotten Captain by Aerial Wolonov . I had mislaid my card and I wanted to use a 64-bar tune (Forgotten Captain is 48-bar). 

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