Rebecca’s Roundabout

Formation: Lines of three dancers facing counterclockwise around the hall like spokes
Music: (your choice)

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Intro or
57-64   – – – -; – – Walk Forward;
    1-8   – – – -; – – (keep walking);
  9-16   – – – -; Three hand Right-Hand Star;
17-24   – – – -; Three hand Left-Hand Star;
25-32   – – – -; – – Circle Right;

33-40   – – – -; – – Circle Left;
41-48   – – – -; – Centers duck thru;
49-56   Go right around one; – – duck thru;
57-64   Go left around one; duck thru to next and walk;

    1-8   Lines of three walk forward sixteen steps counterclockwise around the hall.
  9-16   The three dancers make a Right-Hand Star and turn it for eight beats.
17-24   The three dancers quickly individually turn around to their right and make a Left-Hand Star. Turn that star for eight beats.
25-32   The same three dancers join hands and Circle Left for eight beats.

33-40   The same three Circle Right for eight beats stopping when the center person is facing counterclockwise around the hall. The other two dancers make an arch in front of the center dancer.
41-48   The center dancer ducks through the arch and walks to the right around one dancer.
49-56   The center dancer ducks through the arch again and walks to the left around one dancer.
57-64   The same center dancer ducks through the arch once more and walks forward to the join the next line. The other two dancers turn in place to face forward (counterclockwise) with a new dancer between them.

Variation for more variety: The center person can join the next group on either end of the line, which places a new dancer in the center position each time.

Variation for no change: Instead of moving ahead, the center dancer goes to the outside end, and the others Circle Left to place the outside on the left and the inside in the center.

Choreography by: Hugh Ripon
Source: Published as part of “The Caller’s Notebook” in American Square Dance magazine, September 1982; printed in CDP Journal, July 1996
Usage: Trios are useful for enticing some of the wallflowers onto the floor. When there are lots of dancers, trios use space more efficiently than couples in a big circle.

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