Hanter Dro #2: Diamonds (IVFDF 2013 #4)

30th Sept: It’s been so long since I intended to post these posts, that I’m putting them up as word-y-descriptions. I hope to come back and add pictures to make it clearer, but I don’t know if I will so thought it’d be good to get something up. 

Remember the dance works in 6-s, not 4s. (Step: 1-2-3-hop 1-hop)
Petronella = move whilst turning right (right-shoulder-back). In this figure, it’s a full 360 degree turn OR a 180 degree turn (often in other dances it’s 270 degrees).

Beginning positions (the same through the dance)
1 2
3 4
5 6

The figure is called diamonds as each person dances a diamond shape around another person. Only one line of dancers is stepping at any given time – the others stand still.

Beats Action
1-4 1,3,5 petronella moving forwards and slightly right to end up in a line with 2, 4, 6, (facing the opposite way to 2, 4, 6). This is a turn of 360 degrees.
5-6 1, 3, 5 step on the spot.
7-10 1, 3, 5, petronella moving forwards and slightly left (but still turning right-shoulder-back) to end up directly behind 2, 4, 6 (facing the same way as 2, 4, 6). This is a turn of 180 degrees.
11-12 1, 3, 5 step on the spot.
13-16 (similar to 1-4) 1, 3, 4, petronella moving forwards and slightly right to end up in a line of 2, 4, 6 (facing the same way as 2, 4, 6, and on the other side of them). This is a turn of 360 degrees.
17-18 1, 3, 5 step on the spot.
19-22 (similar to 7-10) 1, 3, 5 petronella moving forwards and slightly left (but still turning right-shoulder-back) to end up directly across from 2, 4, 6 (facing towards 2, 4, 6). They are now back in their home positions.
23-24 1, 3, 5 step on the spot.
25-48 1, 3, 5 stand still while 2, 4, 6, do the above (read all directions swapping ‘1, 3, 5’ with ‘2, 4, 6’).

 

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