|August 30th, 2012|
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On my way to a dance that I suspected would start off with a small number of mostly inexperienced dancers I wrote this triplet:
While I'm not totally happy with it , it went over well. Are there other triplets at this level of accessibility?
A1 (16) Head lady leads their line up around the gents, down the outside, and back to place. A2 (16) Head gent does the same. B1 (16) Top couple sashay down the middle and back up, end at the bottom of the set. B2 (16) Partner balance and swing.
 These will move toward the bottom of the hall one place for every time through the dance, the timing of the sashay is weird because you don't come back as far as you go, and 16 counts is a little too long for leading around. Also, the lead-around and sashay figures are hokey enough that I'd be a little cautious about calling them for contra dancers. On the plus side, I think it would work as a quadruplet too.