Charlie Pilzer; or, Charlie's In The Mix


By: Michael Barraclough, June 2012
Music: 48-bar jigs or reels
Formation: Sicillian Circle (3 facing 3, any gender, random mixer)
For: Charlie Pilzer

A1 1-4 Opposite gypsy
  5-8 Opposite swing (end with couple nearest the center of the big circle facing out and the other couples facing in to the center of the big circle)
     
A2 1-8 Mirror hey (insides start going between the next couple)
     
B1 1-4 Inside two couples circle left
    Outside two couples circle right
     
B2 1-4 Outside two couples right and left through (2 changes)
  5-8 Inside two couples right and left through (2 changes)
     
C1 1-4 Lines of three forward and back
  5-8 Opposite back-to-back
     
C2 1-4 Lines of three forward and back
  5-8 Pass through (stay facing in the same direction as the forward and back)
     
Notes 1 Charlie celebrated his 60th Birthday by sponsoring a 12-hour dance at Glen Echo Park on June 16 with 6 bands and callers, 1 English, 1 Ceilidh and 4 contra.  I felt that both Charlie's Birthday and his extraordinary generosity should be marked by a dance named after him.
  2 This dance mixes up who you are with, which direction you are travelling and which position you are in your line.  The chances of ending up with anyone from your original line (even the original group of 6) are negligible.

© Michael Barraclough, 2012

 

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