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Karen's Caprice

For Karen

Choreography: © Sharon Green, 2006
Tune: Silly Jig, © Jonathan Jensen
Recording: Jon Berger, Jonathan Jensen, Shira Kammen & Rebecca King,
Dances from the Greenery
Formation: Duple Minor Longways Improper

A11-4 Ones and Twos dance a moving 2-hand turn with partner 1 place clockwise
[End in Beckett formation, couple facing couple across set, women standing on partner's right, Ones in women's line, Twos in men's line]
5-8 Opposites back-to-back R-shoulder
A21-4 All fall back, come forward turning single
5-6 Opposites 2-hand turn halfway
7-8 Right-diagonals [i.e., women] change places by R-shoulder
[All are now progressed but crossed over]
B11-4 Right-hands across once round (skipping)
5-8 Partners set and turn single
B21-4 Left-hands across once round (skipping)
5-8 Partners set and change places by right shoulder

My thanks to Fried Herman for new movements and old; to Jonathan Jensen for his wonderfully Silly Jig; and to Karen Candlin for her delight in movement, in silliness, and in English country dance.

My thanks also to Nikki Herbst for suggesting that Jonathan's tune demanded skipping, thereby inspiring this revised version of my dance.