Ellen's Yarns

hook: Petronella turn to meet partners

by: Rick Mohr

formation: Becket

A1 8
right left through
star left 4 places, note shadow next to you
A2 8
right diagonal ladles chain
ladles chain across to shadow
B1 8
balance & petronella
balance & petronella turning to face partners
B2 16
partners balance & swing

Rick's Notes:

"Ted Sannella was the first to use "Petronella turn" into "balance and swing" with someone from another ring, in his dance "Fiddleheads". This dance was written (before the craze for such dances!) to provide that experience for everyone rather than just the actives.

When starting the left-hand star in A1 it helps if the ladies take a look at the lady on the right diagonal so they know who to aim for when coming back around into the ladies chain.

When waiting out at the ends dancers should stand as a couple on the ladies' side of the set; in A2 they should participate in the ladies chain.

For Ellen Cohn of New Haven, Connecticut; raconteuse, natural dyer, gifted musician and singer, longtime Fiddlehead, and valued friend."


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