Grand Colonel Mixer
Formation: Big circle of couples all facing counter-clockwise with inside hands joined.
Music: “The Grande Colonel Spin” on Kalox 1112
Download RTF file: Grand Colonel Mixer
25-32 – – – -; – – Walk and Face;
1-8 – – Side, Close, Twice; – – – Walk and Face
9-16 – – Side, Close, Twice; – – Walk In;
17-24 – – Side, Close, Twice; – – Walk Out;
25-32 – – Side, Close, Twice: – – Walk and Face;
33-40 – – Side, Close, Twice: – – Walk and Face;
41-48 – – Side, Close, Twice: – – Right Elbow Turn (four)
49-56. – – Back Away Four; – move to right and Dosado;
57-64 – – – -; – – (Walk and Face);
1-8 Gents begin with the left foot and ladies begin with the right foot. Dancers walk forward three steps and turn to face on the fourth step joining both hands in butterfly. Towards line of dance, step to the side and then close the trailing foot to the leading foot. Again towards line of dance, step to the side and then close the trailing foot while turning to face line of dance.
9-16 Repeat counts 1 to 8 but end with partners facing.
17-24 Gents back up and Ladies walk forward four steps toward the center. All move towards line of dance with a side, close, side, close as in counts 5-8.
25-32 Gents move forward and ladies back up four steps away from the center. All move towards line of dance with a side close, side, close as in counts 5-8.
33-48 Repeat counts 1-16
49-56 Right elbow turn one around in four steps, then face and back away four steps.
57-64 Dancers quickly move forward and diagonally right to a new partner and do a Dosado. Join inside hands with this partner ready to begin again.
Choreography by: John and Wanda Winter, Garland, Texas
Source: Cue sheet with the recording, “The Grande Colonel Spin” on Kalox 1112
Usage: This simple mixer is one of several with similar choreography. It can easily be adapted to music of your choice.
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