hook: Double La Baratte
gentlespoons allemande left 1½ with the new neighbor on the slight left diagonal, while partners shift left a little
balance & petronella
partners double La Baratte (see teaching note)
(finish the double La Baratte)
gentlespoons start a half hey - lefts in center, rights on ends
partners meltdown swing
Double La Baratte: derived from the Scottish figure. Partners Rh alle 1/2; raise joined Rhs and person facing out rotates CW to face same direction as partner (into the set) and slides in front of them, catching raised L hands as they pass, and bringing joined left hands down as they complete the pass to allemande L 1/2. Then double it: the other partner is now facing out, and they rotate CCW to face in (it feels good to give a gentle tug into this extra turn), sliding across and catching Rh above, and ending with an allemande R 1/2.