A 48-bar dance for 4 couples in longways sets
Written for the occasion of a wedding of two theoretical physicists.
A1. Lines go forward and back, lines cross
B1. Couples 2 and 3 RH star; couples 1 and 4 RH turn partner
B2. Couples 2 and 3 LH star; couples 1 and 4 LH turn partner
C1. Couple 1 step down to the bottom of the set, weave in between their own lines back to place
C2. Couple 1 move to couple 3’s place; others enclose in a circle. Circle L for 8, R for 8. Couple 1 freestyle! Couple 1 retire to the bottom of the set.
For the scientifically inclined, the steps in the dance are intended to represent:
A1, A2. A variable capacitor.
B1, B2. Vortices and field lines.
C1. Path independence of a closed loop
C2. The hydrogen atom.
Seven for Five
A 32-bar dance in longways 4-couple sets
Written for the fifth birthday of The Rant Ceilidh series.
A1. Long lines forward and back.
A2. Hands four RH star.
Circle L all the way.
B1. Couple 1 face down, others face up.
Balance as a couple. c1 arch under c2; c3, 4 swap with partner.
Balance as a couple. c1 arch over c3; c2, 4 swap with partner.
B2. Balance as a couple. c1 arch under c4; c2, 3 swap with partner.
All swing partners.