Lady Gwen
by Sue McKinnell 4x32 Strathspey for 4C
set dance
1-8 3C & 4C start on opposite sides.
2C & 3C dance left hands across once round, then 2C cross up between 1C and cast to 2nd place on opposite sides WHILE 3C cross down between 4C and cast up to 3rd place on own sides.
9-16 1C & 2C, 3C & 4C dance ladies chain; 2C & 3C end facing on the sides of the dance.
17-24 All dance reels of four on the sides, 2W & 3M, 2M & 3W passing RS to start. At the end of the reel, 2W & 3M, 2M & 3W do an extra pass on the sides to end in the order 1, 3, 2, 4 with 2 and 4 on opposite sides.
25-32 1C & 3C, 2C & 4C dance the knot (dancers will start dancing toward the middle, and end dancing away from each other). End 3, 1, 4, 2.
Repeat 4 times.
Suggested music is Fill the Fetters from Celebrate 50 Years with the Boston Branch.
This dance is written for Gwen Leyffer, always a lady, in celebration of her birthday.