The Engaging Engineer


Choreography: © Sharon Green, 2012
Tune: G minor Jig, © Martha Stokely, 2012
Recording: Jon Berger, Jonathan Jensen, Shira Kammen & Rebecca King,
Dances from the Greenery
Formation: Duple minor longways IMPROPER

San Diego's Liz Tarnove commissioned The Engaging Engineer as a birthday present for Scott Riley, who turned 60 on Christmas Day 2012.


A11-2 Circle L halfway
3-4 Lead out with Neighbor, turn individually
5-6 Lead back in
7-8 Cloverleaf turn single (Men R, Women L)
 
A21-2 Men cross, changing places by R-shoulder
3-4 Partners lead out, turn individually
5-6 Partners lead back in
7-8 Cloverleaf turn single into
 
B11-8 Open Men's Chain:
1-2    Women cast L while Men cross by R-hand
3-4    Men turn opposite Woman by L-hand until improper,
          Men facing across the set
5-6    Women cast L while Men cross back by R-hand
7-8    Men turn partner by L-hand until improper,
          all facing diagonally into the set
 
B21-2 All balance forward & back diagonally
3-4 Women change places by R-shoulder while Men set R & L
5-6 Neighbors change places by R-shoulder
7-8 All turn single R

Note: At the end of B1, in making the transition from the Open Men's Chain to the diagonal balances, the men can help their partners into position for the balance by giving a slight amount of extra weight at the end of the L-hand turn.

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