Ladies’ Star Turn
Formation: Four couples in a square formation.
Music: “Fisher’s Hornpipe”, LS -312
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57-64 – – – -; Four Ladies Star Right once around;
1-8 – – – -; Turn partner Left once and a half;
9-16 – – – -; DoSaDo your corners all;
17-24 – – – -; Four Ladies Star Left, once around;
25-32 – – – -; – – Corner DoSaDo;
33-40 – – – -; – – Corner Swing;
41-48 – – – -; Promenade around the hall;
49-56 – – – -; – – – -;
57-64 – – – -; Four Ladies Star Right;
1-8 All Four Ladies Star Right once around (right arms in with finger tips up and touching).
9-16 Partners turn by the left arm once and a half around until everyone can face their corner.
17-24 Corners DoSaDo (walk forward passing right shoulders, slide sideways back-to-back, then back up passing left shoulders to end facing each other where they began).
25-32 All Four Ladies Star Left once around to the same corner person.
33-40 Corners DoSaDo again.
41-48 Same corners Swing ending with the lady on the right side of the gent and facing counterclockwise around the square.
49-64 All four couples Promenade once around the set. (Promenade handhold is usually described as â€œshake right hands then join the left hands underneathâ€. Regional or simpler variations may be used.)
Note: Tonys original dance has a balance and Swing in place of the DoSaDo and Swing in counts 33-48. The balance can either be a 4-count balance and a 12-count Swing or a 8-count balance and a 8-count Swing.
Choreography by: Tony Parkes (Modified slightly by Calvin Campbell)
Source: Dancing For Busy People, page 121
Usage: This dance contains much more action for the ladies than for the gents. This might be useful at a Father-Daughter dance or other situations where the energy or enthusiasm is unequal.
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