The Ivy Leaf
A 32 bar Strathspey for three couples in a triangular set.
Devised by Eddy West 2002.
For Ivy Thew.
|1-8||First couple taking promenade hold promenade clockwise
round the set dropping left hands on bar 7 to half turn and finish man near the centre of the set
facing up and lady at the top facing down. Second couple, who continue facing after the bow and curtsy,
dance a petronella turn, set as first couple dance between them, dance another petronella turn and
then turn right hand ¾ round to finish with the man in the centre facing lady. Third couple set facing,
dance a petronella turn, set as first couple dance between them then turn half way round with right hand.
(See figures for positions at bars 2,4 & 8.)
|9-20||All dance a clover leaf reel|
||All pass partners right shoulder, men finish where their partner started,
ladies dance on to face the man to their right. (see figure)|
||All pass the person you are facing right shoulder, ladies to where that person
was, men dance on to face partners.|
||Repeat bars 9-12 twice to starting position.|
|21-24||All set to partners and turn with both hands to original places.|
|25-28||First and second couples dance half rights and lefts.|
|29-32||First and third couples dance half rights and lefts.|
Repeat from new positions.
Written in memory of Ivy Thew who I danced with many times at club and class and whose determination
dancing when most of us would have retired.
This dance was originally published by the Auckland Region, NZ Branch RSCDS in the Ivy Thew Memorial Collection.
Suggested music: “The Silver Star” from Rob Gordon’s Complete Caledonian Ball.
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