Love ‘Em and Leave ‘Em

Author: Noreen Grunseit 1983
Formation:
Quadrille Set (4 couples in square set)
Music:
32 or 64 bar jigs + 4 bar intro e.g. Atholl Highlanders (midi or gif here)

Bars
4     Tops in, Sides around — in skaters hold (lower promenade hold) tops skip in and out of set, sides chase around to their right, finishing in opposite place
4     Sides in, Tops around
4     Tops in, Sides around
4     Sides in, Tops around
2     Tops advance to centre of set (walking); take opposite in ballroom hold
2     Tops slip step to man’s left out through side couple for 4 steps (side couples step apart)
4     Tops polka 1/4 way round set to man’s position (anti clockwise).
2     Sides advance take opposite in ballroom hold
2     Sides slip step to man’s left out through top couple for 4 steps
4     Sides polka 1/4 way round set to man’s position
2     Tops join inside hands, walk in 4 steps, join hands to form circle with opposite couple
3     Circle left (walking) for 6 steps
3     Men swing lady on his left back to his place using two-hand open hold
2     Sides walk in 4 steps, join hands to form circle
3     Circle left for 6 steps
3     Men swing lady on left back to place
4     Top half Ladies Chain across
4     Side half Ladies Chain across
8     Men cast out 1 place forward to right and promenade 3/4 set with next lady
Repeat 3 times till back with own partner.

Notes: Winner of the ‘Bush Music Club’ dance competition in 1983. It has become popular with experienced dancers and is very often danced at a cracking pace!

 

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