Sweet Ember
by Sue McKinnell 4x32 Strathspey for 4C
(Set Dance)
1-8 1C cross RH, cast off 1 place as 2C step up, and dance a half figure or eight up around 2C while 4C cross RH, cast up 1 place as 3C step down, and dance a half figure or eight down around 3C.
9-10 1C and 4C dance RH across halfway while 2C and 3C chase 1 corner position CCW around the set.
11-12 1C and 4C turn corner person each is facing LH halfway.
13-16 All repeat bars 9-12 from new positions.
17-18 All repeat bars 9-10, ending with 2C in 1st position, 3C in 4th position, 1W on the men's side in 2nd place, 4W on with women's side in 2nd place, 1M on the men's side in 3rd place, and 4M on the women's side in 3rd place.
19-22 1M and 4M dance a half figure of eight down around 3C while 1W and 4W dance a half figure of eight up around 2C.
23-24 1C and 4C turn partners RH into promenade hold facing in, 4C on the men's side and 1C on the women's side.
25-32 1C and 4C dance in on the first bar to meet with the men LS to LS in the center then dance the last 7 bars of the tournée. Ending order is 2, 4, 1, 3.
Suggested music is The Banks of Spey from Campbell's Birl.
I adopted Ember as an adult stray from a shelter that brought cats to a cat show. As I walked by the cage where she was being held, she reached through the bars and kept pawing at me, so I had to have her taken out of the cage so I could hold her. Her name was given as Alice, but she was a black and red tortieshell and I thought she looked like embers in a fire. She had a very sweet mellow temperament.