written by Mike Richardson, 9/27/90
|A1.||Star right once (hands across)||(8)|
|women chain over to opposite (men drop out at home)||(8)|
|A2.||Women start a right shoulder hey for 4||(16)|
|B1.||Women cross set to partner (pass right shoulders)||(4)|
|Swing partners on the side||(12)|
|B2.||Long lines forward & back||(8)|
|Star right once (hands across) — woman following partner, each couple slides up or down the lines to the next couple||(8)|
This dance is also a personal favorite of the ones I have written. It flows very smoothly from figure to figure and has the novel star-to-star transition from B2. to A1.
It was pointed out to me that this dance is extremely similar to “Stars of Joy” by Kate Chaitin of San Francisco, California. I agree, and simply plead convergent evolution, because it was not conscious imitation. I think that the star-to-star transition here is a bit smoother and more forgiving than the usual star-to-star as in “Stars of Joy”.