Petronella

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Petronella

Longways sets of four couples, numbered 1,2,3,4.
A1 1’s Dance the Diamond(takes 16 bars) Imagine a diamond, the top and bottom points in the middle of the set. The top couple dance the points of the diamond with turning pas-de-basque steps. The lady to the top, the man to the bottom point.
The set to each other at each point. Each point takes 4 bars.
A2 continue Top couple continue to dance the other 2 points.
B1 1’s Up and Down the Set Couple 1 use skip-change steps to go down the middle of the set and back. 
B2 1’s and 2’s Poussette Couples 1 and 2 hold both hands and push and pull to change places in 8 pas-de-basque steps.
1)Man 1 pulls his partner towards the man’s line. Man 2 pushes his partner towards the ladies line.
2) Both couples do a 1/4 turn clockwise so the men are facing down the set.
3) Man 1 pushes his partner down the set on the men’s side. Man 2 pulls his partner up the set on the ladies side.
4) Both couples 1/4 turn clockwise again so the men have their backs to the ladies side.
5) Man 1 pulls and man 2 pulls so they are in line in the middle of the set, with man 2 at the top of the set.
6) Both couples do another 1/4 turn, so they are they are one their own side of the set with couple 2 at the top.
7 & 8) Let go hands and pas-de-basque to place. 
Repeat All the above until couple 1 finishes at the top again. Couple 1 now repeat the dance with couple 3, finishing down one more place.
Then while couple 1 are dancing with couple 4, couples 2 and 3 do the dance at the same time.
32 bar Reels AABB This dance needs to be practised or shown with a set who know what to do. Despite the sound of the name and terms, a Scottish dance popular in Australia in the 1930’s.

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