Gene's Tambourine


Choreography: © Sharon Green, 1997
Tune: Kettledrum, publ. Playford, 1651
Recordings: MGM & Reunion, Old Friends (for Gary Roodman's dance Laisteridge Lane)
Roguery, Impropriety, Volume 1 (for Brooke & Chris's dance Puck's Deceit)
Formation: Circle Mixer

Part I
A11-4 All in to the middle and back
A21-4 that again
Chorus:
B11-4 Partners face, set and turn single
5-8 Weave the ring: Pass partner by R-shoulder, pass next person by L-shoulder, pass person after that R-shoulder. Face 4th person (new partner)
B21-4 New partners set and turn single
5-8 New partners back to back R-shoulder
Part II
A11-4 Partners side into line R-shoulder
A25-8 Partners side into line L-shoulder
B1, B2Chorus
Part III
A11-4 Partners arm R
A21-4 Partners arm L
B1, B2Chorus

Note: An earlier version of this dance current in some areas begins with a slipping circle left and right. The Chorus is as follows:

Chorus:
B11-4 Partners face, set and turn single
5-8 Partners R-hand turn 1/2 way. With the next, L-hand turn 1/2 way. Face 3rd person (new partner)
B21-4 New partners set and turn single
5-8 New partners gypsy R-shoulder once around

Feel free to mix and match figures to suit the needs of your dancers.

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