A Maryan Merger
by Sue McKinnell 4X32 Strathspey for 4C
Square Dance
1-8 All women LH across , turn opposite man once round RH, LH across , and turn partner RH into promenade hold facing into the square.
9-16 RS reel of 4 across the set in promenade hold, beginning with 1C & 3C passing LS; 1C giving RS to 4C and 3C giving RS to 2C. On the last bar of the reel, 1C & 3C do not pass, but turn away from each other to end 1C facing 2C and 3C facing 4C ending with all women to the right of partners.
17-24 1C & 2C, 3C & 4C set and turn person opposite BH once round, opening into circle 4 hands round to the left. At the end all drop hands and face CW around their small circle.
25-32 2M, followed by 2W, 1M, and 1W, and similarly 4M, followed by 4W, 3M, and 3W chase around the set to end in the order 2, 3, 4, 1. 1C and 3C follow the line of their small circle until they reach the line of the set in the chase. On bars 31-32, all turn partners RH ready to begin again.
Repeat 4 times.
Suggested music is Fill the Fetters from Celebrate 50 Years with the Boston Branch.
This dance is written to honor Mary Spring and Bryan Luce on their wedding day September 27, 2003.