Golden Green

A modern English country dance by Philippe Callens, on the occasion of Sharon and David Green's golden wedding anniversary (June 2011), commissioned by their children Lexy and Phil.

Published on Sharon Green's Dance Pages by permission.


Choreography: © Philippe Callens, 2011
Tune: Golden Green, © Jonathan Jensen, 2011
Recording: Jon Berger, Jonathan Jensen, Shira Kammen & Rebecca King,
Dances from the Greenery
Formation: Progressive square set. Couples progress one position counterclockwise

A1-4 Men dance right shoulder around partner
5-8 Men left-hand star in the center, finishing in original places
9-12 Ladies dance left shoulder around partner
13-16 Ladies right hand star in the center, finishing in original places
B1-2 Head men set in place
3-4 Head men cross right shoulder
5-8 Head men left-hand turn with opposite lady, once and a half
(men finish facing in, ladies facing out), as sides right-hand star halfway
then turn single to the left into opposite places
9-12 Head men left shoulder chevron, as head ladies move clockwise outside
the set around the sides into opposite lady's original place (both head
men and ladies finish their movements slightly outside the square set)
13-14 Taking hands in a ring of eight, all circle left one quarter
15-16 Partners turn single, men right, ladies left

Repeat three times (the movement in B, 1-12, is always initiated by the current heads).

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