Susan's Birthday

Notes

This dance was originally written by Jane Dryden.

I have modified it slightly to reduce the number of two-hand turns with the (same) partner. I replaced a 'two-hand turn' in A3 bars 9-12 by 'set & turn single'. This change also avoids the possibility of couples trying to "get on the right side" by doing only half a two-hand turn at either end of the set.

Formation

3 couple longways set with 1st & 3rd couples improper

Music

"Gossip Joan" played 3xAAA, where A music is 12 bars

A score is available online.

Notation

bars
A1 1‑4Lines forward & back;
5‑8Two-hand turn partner;
9‑12Circle of six to the left half way.
A2 1‑4Lines forward & back;
5‑8Two-hand turn partner;
9‑12Circle of six to the right half way.
A3 1‑4Top two couples half a draw pousette (men pulling);
5‑8Bottom two couples half a draw pousette (men pulling);
Couples have progressed 2-3-1
9‑12All set right & left, turn single.
 
2A1 1‑4Into-line siding right-shoulder to right-shoulder with partner;
5‑8Two-hand turn partner;
9‑12Circle of six to the left half way.
A2 1‑4Into-line siding left-shoulder to left-shoulder;
5‑8Two-hand turn partner;
9‑12Circle of six to the right half way.
A3As A3 above
 
3A1 1‑4Do-si-do partner;
5‑8Two-hand turn partner;
9‑12Circle of six to the left half way.
A2 1‑4Do-si-do partner;
5‑8Two-hand turn partner;
9‑12Circle of six to the right half way.
A3As A3 above

Sources