Ivy Vines
by Sue McKinnell 8x32 Reel for 3C
1-4 1C cross down as 2C step up, ending 1C facing out on opposite sides and taking hands with corners - as in double triangles; 2C, 1C, & 3C set.
5-8 1C cast out and up around 2C, ending at the top of the dance facing down on opposite sides.
9-16 1C dance figures of eight around the 2nd couple; 1W cross in front of 1M each time they meet in the center of the dance. 1W will pass 2W by RS, then cast behind 2W and up to top of the dance; cross down and pass 2M by RS, then cast up behind 2M and dance into top of the set. 1M dances a similar track, beginning by passing 2M by RS. 1C end by crossing down to 2nd place facing out on own sides, giving hands to partner's corners as in double triangles.
17-24 2C, 1C, & 3C set, then 1C dance out and cast down behind 3C, meeting in the center of the dance below 3C and dancing up to face 1st corners; 1C set to 1st corners.
25-28 1C turn 1st corner RH, then pass partner RS to face 2nd corner.
29-32 1C turn 2nd corner RH, then pass partner RS to 2nd place on own sides.
Suggested music is The Sprig of Ivy from Celebrate 50 Years with the Boston Branch.
I loved this music the first time I heard it and wanted to write a dance to it. When I listened to it again, this dance wrote itself.