This is a traditional folk dance with several variations providing flexibility in usage.
Category: Partners Stay Together
This is a nice dance for use before Christmas or during the winter. Other music will work for other times of the year.
Sunshine Mixer is a 32-count circle mixer using Walk Forward, Side Close, Claps and Dosado.
This is a variation of Island in the Sun designed for senior dancers. Partners maintain handholds for Promenade, Ladies Pull Out, Gents Pull In, Side Touches, and Clockwise Turn.
Island in the Sun is a 32-count circle mixer with Walk Forward, Back Away, Side Touch, and Star Right. Because of the required opposite footwork it is a bit tricky.
Hernando’s Hideaway is a simple 32-count mixer with a tango feel. It is danced by a circle of couples. The calls include, walk, run, and side draw.
Children’s Polka is a variation on a traditional German folkdance. Calls are Slide In and Slide Out, Claps, and Dosado.
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