Jenny Reel

Formation: Several circles of three couples each.
Music: Any strongly phrased music with 64-count sequences

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Prompts:
Intro or
57-64   – – – -; – – Circle Left;
    1-8   – – – -; – – Circle Right;
  9-16   – – – -; – – Partner Dosado;
17-24   – – – -; – – Right-Hand Star across;
25-32   – – – -; Lowest level pull through and Swing;

33-40   – – – -; Middle level pull through and Swing;
41-48   – – – -; Top level pull through and Swing;
49-56   – – – -; Promenade to new circle of three;
57-64   – – – -; – – Circle Left;

Description:
    1-8   All six in the Circle of three couples Circle to the Left for eight steps.
  9-16   Same six Circle to the Right for eight steps.
17-24   Dancers face their current partner and Dosado (pass right shoulders, slide back-to-back, and back up to face again).
25-32   Each dancer reaches their right hand across to the dancer directly opposite them and they join hands. This makes a three-level star. The order is random but those who like to Swing quickly learn to reach low down. Turn the Star for eight steps.

33-40   The gent in the two dancers with the lowest handhold pulls the lady under the Star and they begin to Swing.
41-48   The gent in the two dancers originally at middle level and now lowest pulls the lady under the Star and they begin to Swing.
49-56   The remaining gent pulls the last lady across and they Swing.
57-64   Ending their Swing with the lady on the right, each couple Promenades randomly around the hall to find two other couples and make a new circle of three couples.

Choreography by: The choreographer of this dance is unknown. Do you know? The idea was researched by Susan Morris at the Don Armstrong Memorial Dance, May 2002, in
Albuquerque, New Mexico. The dance was presented by Susan at the BDPLS in Kansas City, April 2009.
Source: Printed in CD Journal, December 2009
Usage: This is a simple idea that is quickly learned. It will be enjoyed best by groups
where most dancers have learned how to Swing.

This page from http://dances.callerlab.org (CALLERLAB Dance Resource).


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