A Barn Dance Repertoire
by Thomas Green
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The Demented Seagull

Author:  Geoff Todd, from 'The Knot Unties'.
Formation: Square
Difficulty:  3
Style:  English

A1: Heads forward to meet, star through with person opposite; heads circle left halfway and pass through to face their corner.
A2: In lines, reels of four.  End still facing your corner.
B1: Grand chain halfway round until you meet your corner again; swing that person.
B2: Promenade to men's places.

"Star through" is done by a man and a woman facing each other.  The man puts his right hand to the woman's left and they both move forward, the woman going under the arch, to finish side by side having both turned through 90 degrees.

Music:  32-bar reels