Grand Star Circle
Formation: Couples facing couples around the hall like spokes of a wheel
Music: â€œLemon Treeâ€ on TNT 111, or â€œSeannaâ€™s Reelâ€ on Lloyd Shaw 328 or â€œFiddlinâ€™ Manâ€
on Lou Mac 173
Download RTF file: Grand Star Circle
57-64 Â – – – -; Join Hands Circle Left;
Â Â 1-8 Â – – – -; – – Circle Right;
Â 9-16 Â – – – -; – Two Ladies Chain;
17-24 Â – – – -; – – Chain Back;
25-32 Â – – – -; – – Opposite Dosado;
33-40 Â – – – -; – – Partner Dosado;
41-48 Â – – – -; – – Star Right Half;
49-56 Â With the next Star Left Half; With the next Star Right Half;
57-64 Â With the next Star Left Half; – – Circle Left;
Â Â 1-8 Â Circle Left with the opposite couple for eight beats.
Â 9-16 Â The same four dancers Circle Right for eight beats back to their starting point.
17-24 Â The Two Ladies Chain across (right pull by and Courtesy Turn with the opposite Gent).
25-32 Â The same Two Ladies Chain back to their partner.
33-40 Â Dancers Dosado with the dancer they are facing (their Opposite).
41-48 Â Each dancer turns to face their partner beside them to do a Dosado
49-64 Â The next action can be described as Single File Couples (men leading their partner) doing a Grand Right and Left. It begins with right hands touching with the original opposite couple as they â€œStar Right Halfâ€ to walk by each other, then everyone reaches left hands out toward the next couple coming toward them around the big circle as they â€œStar Left Halfâ€ to move by each other. Continue on to the third couple with right hands out to â€œStar Right Halfâ€ and finally pass the fourth couple with left hands out to Star Left Half. Continue to the fifth couple to begin the dance again.
Choreography by: Rod Linnell, Maine and New Brunswick
Source: Dancing For Busy People, page 233
Usage: This is a wonderful â€œwind in the faceâ€ dance, but it always takes some careful
explanation and a bit of practice. It is not recommended for use at a typical beginner party dance.
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