Strip the Willow

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Dance details

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Name: Strip the Willow Type: Jig Bars: 40
Set: 4 couple longwise (4 couple dance) Devised by: Unknown
Published in: Unknown
Own music: Unknown Suggested music: Unknown

Dance instructions

1 - 4 1s turn each other both hands 2½ times.
5 - 14 1st man turns 2nd lady right hand while 1st lady dances down the middle of the dance to just below 2s.

1s turn each other left hand.

1st man turns 3rd lady right hand while 1st lady dances down the middle of the dance to just below 3s.

1s turn each other left hand.

1st man turns 4th lady right hand while 1st lady dances down the middle of the dance to just below 4s.

15 - 18 1s turn each other both hands twice.
19 - 28 1st lady turns 4th man right hand while 1st man dances up the middle of the dance to just above 4s.

1s turn each other left hand.

1st lady turns 3rd man right hand while 1st man dances up the middle of the dance to just above 3s.

1s turn each other left hand.

1st lady turns 2nd man right hand while 1st man dances up the middle of the dance to just above 2s.

29 - 32 1s turn each other both hands twice.
33 - 40 1st man turns 2nd lady right hand while 1st lady turns 2nd man right hand.

1s turn each other left hand.

1st man turns 3rd lady right hand while 1st lady turns 3rd man right hand.

1s turn each other left hand.

1st man turns 4th lady right hand while 1st lady turns 4th man right hand.

Notes

Strip the Willow can be danced either in jig time (6/8) or in 9/8 time. For jig time dancers use skip change step, for 9/8 time dancers use running step.

After bar 40, as a new 1st couple start, the previous dancing couple may swing at the bottom of the set for 4 or 8 bars.