Rose of Yallambie by Colin Towns, for one couple, adapted from Rose of Tankerton
Chorus (which I repeat each time as I like this better than the other choruses with siding and arming):
C1: Up a dbl, set R&L, fall back, turn single (away).
C2: Down a dbl, set R&L, fall back, turn single (away).
A1: Dosido, circle R (for two) back to place, facing ptnr woman arms high to arch over and turn back, dive under (M arch under then over).
A2: Dosido Left, circle L, facing ptnr woman dive under, turn around arms high to arch over (M arch over then under).
A1: Reel of 3 (for two people), circle L&R.
A2: Reel of 4 square (for two people), circle R&L.
A1: Circle L halfway (for two), fall back a dbl, turn ¼ , fall back away from ptnr a dbl, turn 1/8, fwd a dbl (on the hypotenuse of a triangle), circle L&R.
A2: Circle R halfway (for two), fall back a dbl, turn ¼ , fall back away from ptnr a dbl, turn 1/8, fwd a dbl (on the hypotenuse of a triangle), circle R&L.
BACKGROUND: At the Australian dance festival, Bundanoon 2018, after Don Richmond’s workshop on doing familiar dances with unusual numbers of people (e.g. Levi Jackson with 3 cples) his ghost visited me over night and inspired me to do the 5cpl Rose of Tankerton initially as a 1cpl dance to learn all the movements. At the workshop, and again later in the night session I did the 1cpl dance without teaching, just follow the call – and it worked! It was then easy to put it together as a 5cpl dance.
At Bundanoon I called the dance “Rose of Yallambie” – the name of our B&B and our host Bronwyn’s love of roses.