Becket contra dance
Start in wave across; men take L in center, give R to partner.
A1: Balance wave R&L; Allemande R 3/4 to long wave (men facing in) Balance wave R&L; Allemande R 3/4 to short wave (ladies in center) A2: Balance wave and Swing Partner B1: Circle L 3/4; Pass thru up/down Swing next Neighbor along B2: 1/2 Hey across (men start by L shoulder) Men allemande L 1-1/2 to beginning wave
The A part of this dance is reminiscent of the wonderful dance “You Can’t Get There From Here” by Carol Ormond. For some programming I was doing I needed the simplicity of that figure but in a Becket formation. When I danced it out in the barn with Caroline I liked how it felt. We danced to the tune Seagull by Steeleye Span, hence the name. That was back in 2008 in the Fall, I believe.