Formation: Threes facing threes in wagon spoke formation around the hall
Music: “Triolet” on Lloyd Shaw E-38-A
Download RTF file: Triolet
57-64 – – – -; Circle Six to the Left;
1-8 – – – -; – – – -;
9-16 – – – -; Circle Six to the Right;
17-24 – – – -; – – – -;
25-32 – – – -; Centers right and right opposite left;
33-40 – – – -; Centers right and left opposite left;
41-48 – – – -; Back to your lines, Forward and Back;
49-56 – – – -; Face Right and Promenade;
57-64 – – – -; Face Right and Circle Six to the left;
1-16 Trios join hands in a circle with the trio they are facing and circle left 16 steps.
17-32 The same six dancers circle right for 16 steps back to the original location.
33-40 Center dancers are facing three dancers in the opposite line. From the point of view of the center dancer looking across from left to right there is the left opposite dancer, the center opposite dancer, and the right opposite dancer. The two center dancers turn each other with right arms (pigeon-wing hand hold is recommended) just far enough to reach their right opposite dancer with the left arm. The centers turn their right opposite dancer with the left arm once around and come back into the center.
41-48 The centers turn each other by the right just far enough to reach the left opposite dancer with the left arm. The centers turn their left opposite dancer with the left arm once around and come back into the center and cross into their original location.
49-56 All dance forward and back in eight steps.
57-64 Dancers individually face to their right and Promenade Single File counterclockwise around the opposite trio and then individually turn right 1/4 to face the next line of three coming around the big circle. During this process the ends of each line will have exchanged places.
Choreography by: (unknown)
Source: Printed in CDP Journal, February 1999
Usage: This dance is German in origin and uses a figure that experienced contra dancers will recognize as Turning Contra Corners. It can be prompted as a series of arm turns, but it is still a bit challenging to master. This dance is best reserved for those with some dance experience.
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