Dances to Use
Formation: Mescolanza – Lines of 4 facing lines of 4, in columns, with the line nearest the caller (head of hall) having their backs to the caller.
Music: Lloyd Shaw 172 or any nicely phrased 64 count music. Could use music suitable for the event or season.
A1 With the music Forward and Back;
Right couple in front Sashay over;
(Right hand couple in each line steps forward & sashays [side-steps] to the left while the left hand couple sashays to the right.)
A2 With the music Forward and Back;
Right couple in front Sashay back;
B1 With the opposites Right hand Star;
Same four a Left hand Star;
B2 Back to lines then Forward and Back;
Arch to the Head, Dive to the Foot;
(Those facing up make an arch with their joined hands, moving over those facing down who Dive under those arches to face a new line of four.) Note: This is a good dance to use with first-timers.
Reel - Traditional (one of several versions)
Virginia No Reel