Princess' Country Dance

Source: David Anderson, contributed by Roy Dommett; published in English Dance & Song, Winter/Christmas 1968, Volume XXX No. 4
Formation: Longways; Duple Minor; Proper

A1 #1s Swing
A2 #1s Allemande Right 1/2 into the Middle of an Ocean Wave (4)
Balance the Wave (F/B) x2 (8)
Neighbour Allemande Left (4) so that the Ladies face across
B1 Ladies' Chain; Right & Left Through
B2 Polka 1 & 1/4 times AC around the other couple to finish Proper and progressed

32 bar reels.

In A1 I would recommend a symmetrical swing like a right forearm hold, with left hands joined underneath, so that you can easily slide apart into the Allemande; also, if you want to swing rather than polka in B2, that type of swing works well.

As described in the article on Ladies' Fancy David Anderson used "pousette" to mean "swing & change".

The article covers two dances; the other one is Canadian Breakdown.

Original page from English Dance & Song, Winter/Christmas 1968

Princess' Country Dance

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