The Floating Chicken Coop
by Sue McKinnell 8X32 Strathspey for 3C
1-8 1W & 2W cross in front of partners (1W crosses in front of 2W); 1W pass between 2M & 3M; 2W pass 1M LS. 1W & 2W cast to meet behind partners and lead (right hand in right hand) between partners (this figure is 4 bars to dance around partners and 2 to lead between them), 1W to 2Ws place and 2W to 1Ws place. 1C & 2C RH across way.
9-16 2M & 1M repeat bars 1-6 (2M crossing in front to 1M to start) to end 1M in 1Ws place, 2M in 2Ws place. 1C & 2C RH across way. End 2, 1, 3.
17-24 1W with 2C, 1M with 3C dance LS reels of 3 across the dance, beginning by giving LS to 1st corners.
25-32 1C & 3C poussette right round.
Suggested music is Above the Clouds from Reel Friends.
The book Ozma of OZ begins with Dorothy washed overboard from a sailing ship to Australia in a chicken coop where she meets Billina - a talking chicken - that ends up on a beach just outside the land of OZ.