Tammy


Choreography: © Sharon Green, 2013
Tune: Tammy (3/2 G Major), © Jonathan Jensen, 2013
Recording: Jon Berger, Jonathan Jensen, Shira Kammen & Rebecca King,
Dances from the Greenery
Formation: 4-couple square mixer

Grand Square
     A11-2 Head couples forward to meet, then set as they turn individually 1/4
to face Partner WHILE Side couples face Partner, fall back, & set as
they turn individually 1/4 to face Opposite
3-4 Taking inside hands with Opposites, Heads fall back to nearest side
place & set turning to face Opposite WHILE Sides meet Opposites in
head places & set turning to face Partner in the other head place
5-8 New Heads meet and fall back to original side places WHILE new
Sides face and fall back, then meet original Partners in head places
 
Reverse Grand Square
     A21-8 All that again, but starting with Head couples facing Partner and
falling back WHILE Side couples lead forward to meet one another
 
     B1-2 Corners turn by the right hand once around
3-4 Corners turn single right, flowing into
5-7 Partners turn by the left hand once around
8 All step right and honor
9-10 Women, dance right-shoulder (cl.w.) past partner into next woman's place *
11-12 New partners, right-shoulder gypsy once round [End facing one another]
13-14 New partners, step-setting as in Fair & Softly (men left & right, women right
& left), ending facing one another, ready to face into the set and turn away
15-16 New partners turn single away (men turn left, women right)

* In B 9-10, as the woman curves to pass her partner, her partner may briefly parallel her track, dancing clockwise and curving back home to meet his new partner for their right-shoulder gypsy once round.


Tammy Modified for Older Adults

After the Grand Square and Reverse Grand Square, substitute the following figures for the B section:

     B1-4 Corners turn by the right hand once around, flowing into
5-8 Partners turn by the left hand once around
9-10 Women dance clockwise into next woman's place, passing current
partner by right-shoulder
11-14 New partners, right-shoulder gypsy once round (or two-hand turn)
15-16New partners, step and honor

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