Birthday at Brasstown


Choreography: © Sharon Green, 2015
Tune: Birthday at Brasstown, © Jonathan Jensen, 2015
Formation: 3-Couple Longways Set,

For Lynn Williams Jensen, presented to her on her birthday, 3 May 2015, at the John C. Campbell Folk School English Country Dance Weekend, Brasstown, NC


A1 Crossover mirror hey ½ way. [Ones cross down to begin]
Partners, balance back and forward, and trade places.
A2 Crossover mirror hey ½ way. [Twos & Threes face down,
Ones cross up to begin]
B1 Partners, arm R. Set & turn single.
B2 Partners, arm L. Set & turn single.

 2nd time through:
A1 & A2 as above
B1 Partners, side by side R-shoulder. Set & turn single.
B2 Partners, side by side L-shoulder. Set & turn single.

 3rd time through:
A1 & A2 as above
B1 Partners, up a double and fall back. [Face partner.]
Set & turn single.
B2 All that again.


Variant Version:

A1   Crossover hey ½ way for all:
              Ones cross down to middle, dance down the outside to bottom;
              Twos dance up the outside, cross down to middle, face partner;
              Threes, 2-h turn ½ way clockwise, lead up, dance up the outside to top.
        Partners, balance back and forward, and trade places.

A2   Crossover hey ½ way for all back
        (Ones face up; Twos, down; Threes face partner.)
              Ones cross up to middle, dance up the outside to top;
              Twos dance down the outside, cross up to middle, face partner;
              Threes, 2-h turn way clockwise, lead down, dance down the outside to bottom.
        Partners, balance back and forward, and trade places.

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