Grand Star Circle
Formation: Couples facing couples around the hall like spokes of a wheel
Music: “Lemon Tree” on TNT 111, or “Seanna’s Reel” on Lloyd Shaw 328 or “Fiddlin’ Man”
on Lou Mac 173
Download RTF file: Grand Star Circle
57-64 – – – -; Join Hands Circle Left;
1-8 – – – -; – – Circle Right;
9-16 – – – -; – Two Ladies Chain;
17-24 – – – -; – – Chain Back;
25-32 – – – -; – – Opposite Dosado;
33-40 – – – -; – – Partner Dosado;
41-48 – – – -; – – Star Right Half;
49-56 With the next Star Left Half; With the next Star Right Half;
57-64 With the next Star Left Half; – – Circle Left;
1-8 Circle Left with the opposite couple for eight beats.
9-16 The same four dancers Circle Right for eight beats back to their starting point.
17-24 The Two Ladies Chain across (right pull by and Courtesy Turn with the opposite Gent).
25-32 The same Two Ladies Chain back to their partner.
33-40 Dancers Dosado with the dancer they are facing (their Opposite).
41-48 Each dancer turns to face their partner beside them to do a Dosado
49-64 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 “Star Left Half” to move by each other. Continue on to the third couple with right hands out to “Star Right Half” 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 “wind in the face” 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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