It All Started in DeKalb
by Sue McKinnell 8x32 Medley for 3C
Bars  
1-8 (strathspey time) 1C & 2C set and dance RH across way. 2C & 1C set and dance LH across way to return to original places.
9-16 1C dance down for four bars, turn BH once round, then dance back up to face 1st corners; 2C step up on bars 11-12.
17-24 (reel time) All clap. 1C dance a reel of four with 1st corners, passing RS in the center to face 2nd corners. 1C dance a reel of four with 2nd corners, passing RS in the center to face 1st corners in diagonally opposite positions.
25-32 1C dance a reel of four with 1st corners, passing RS in the center to face 2nd corners in diagonally opposite positions. 1C dance a reel of four with 2nd corners, ending in 2nd place on own sides.
Repeat.
Suggested music is The Maine Medley from Celebrate 50 Years with the Boston Branch.
I started dancing in September 1994 at Fermilab with a group that had started in DeKalb, IL a few years earlier. This dance captures my experiences that first night. The first dance I danced was De'il Amang the Tailors, which is reflected in bars 1-8. Later that night the more experienced dancers danced Mairi's Wedding as a demo for us newcomers. It was that dance that hooked me on Scottish Country Dancing - I wanted to dance that dance! And bars 17-32 are Mairi's Wedding reels as I prefer to dance them.
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