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 “shake right hands then join the left hands underneath”. 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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