Formation:Circle of couples facing in, lady on gentâ€™s right.
Music: Lloyd Shaw E-40, “Kiwi Ring”, (special 80 count jig) (Medley is Mrs. Couts Trotterâ€™s Favorite, My Only Jo and Dearie O, Bonnie Mally Lee)
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57-64 Â – – – -; – – Circle Left;
Â Â 1-8 Â – – – -; – – Circle Right;
Â 9-16 Â – – – -; – – Ladies around their Partner;
17-24 Â – – – -; – – Ladies around their Corner;
25-32 Â – – – -; – – Gents around their Partner;
33-40 Â – – – -; – – Gents around their Corner;
41-48 Â – – – -; – – Clap twice, Stamp twice, Right pull by;
49-56 Â – – – -; – – Clap, Stamp and Left pull by;
57-64 Â – – – -; – – Clap, Stamp and Right pull by;
65-72 Â – – – -; – – Clap, Stamp and Left pull by;
74-80 Â – – – -; – – Circle Left;
Â Â 1-8 Â All join hands, shoulder high, arms bent slightly at elbow, Circle Left 8 steps.
Â 9-16 Â All Circle Right for 8 steps.
17-24 Â Ladies begin to dance a â€œfigure eightâ€ around the standing men by walking to their left in front of their current partner and around him back into their own spot.
25-32 Â Ladies continue the â€œfigure eightâ€ by walking to their right in front of their current corner and around him back into their own original spot.
33-40 Â Gents begin to dance a â€œfigure eightâ€ around the standing ladies by walking to their right in front of their current partner and around her into their own spot.
41-48 Â Gents continue the â€œfigure eightâ€ by walking to their left in front of their current corner and around that person back into their own original spot.
49-56 Â At the end of the â€œfigure eightâ€ dancers turn to face their partner. With the music begin an interrupted Grand Right and Left. All dancers clap their own hands twice, then stamp their right foot twice, and then move forward around the circle by doing a right-hand pull by their partner in 4 steps to face the next dancer.
57-64 Â Dancers repeat the two claps and two stamps then move forward by doing a left-hand pull by the person they are facing.
65-72 Â Repeat counts 49-56.
73-80 Â Repeat counts 57-64 and end by facing in ready to begin the dance again.
Variation: If the original 80 beat per sequence music is not available, it is possible to shorten the dance to 64 beats by omitting the last 16 beats.
Choreography: Scottish Country Dance Mixer from New Zealand
Source: Dancing For Busy People, page 289; CDP Journal, August 1993
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