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Reel of Ballymore Author: Leslie HaworthFormation:
Big circle, women on partner's right, mixer.Difficulty:
|A1:|| All into middle for 4 steps and back out; repeat.|
|A2:|| Promenade partner 8 steps anti-clockwise; all turn in towards partner to face back (men still on the inside) and men move on and promenade their neighbour who is now the woman in front, 8 steps clockwise. This is your new partner. (Women have moved one place on, men have moved one place back.) End the promenade with facing new partner - men facing out, women facing in. The person beside him/her on your diagonal left is your left-person and the person the other side is your right-person. (The left-person is your old partner.) Now you're going to do allemandes with these three people, walking in a little figure-of-eight track.|
|B1:|| Right-hand turn your new partner half-way to face your right-person. Left-hand turn them all the way to face your new partner. Right-hand turn half-way to face your left-person. Left-hand turn your left-person to face your partner.|
|B2:|| Long swing with (new) partner. (Or balance and swing if preferred.)|
Music: 32-bar (jigs good because long swing).
I do this to Irish polkas - bands tend to play Irish reels very fast! Try these two
Thumbnail: In and out, promenade, turns, balance and swing.