by: Robert Cromartie
star left - wrist grip - 4 places
neighbors allemande left 1½
ladles pull by right
circle left 3 places
long lines forward & back
star right - wrist grip - 4 places ⁋
A variation that allows for a longer partner swing. See notes about original dance below:
The transition from left hand star to allemande left is especially nice if a New England style (hand on wrist) star is used. This is the only dance I can think of for which I specifically request that type of star in those parts of the country where the default is hands-across.
Unfortunately, the origin of the name is lost in the mists of time. All I can say is that "Al" is not Al Olson, although had I known who he is when I wrote this, it might have been. Composed sometime around 1989.
This dance is from William Watson's mirror of American Country Dances On Line
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Added to database 9/14/1997; last revised 3/5/1999; edited by Russell Owen