Stamen of Covid by Colin Towns

Stamen of Covid, Colin Town’s adaptation for one person of Rose of Tankerton (5cpls), Pat Shaw

Became “Rose of Yallambie”   for one couple

And then  “Stamen of Covid”  for one person

Instructions:

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).

Verse 1:

A1: Dosido, circle R (for one) back to place, arms high to arch over and turn back, dive under.

A2: Dosido Left, circle L, dive under, turn around arms high to arch over.

Verse 2:

A1: Reel of 3 (for one), circle L&R.

A2: Reel of 4 square  (for one), circle R&L.

Verse 3:

A1: Circle L halfway (for one), fall back a dbl, turn ¼ ,  fall back a dbl, turn 1/8, fwd a dbl (on the hypotenuse of a triangle), circle L&R.

A2: Circle R halfway (for one), fall back a dbl, turn ¼ ,  fall back a dbl, turn 1/8, fwd a dbl (on the hypotenuse of a triangle), circle R&L.

Colin Towns, MFS Events Convener, Dance Workshops, Organiser

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.

Well tomorrow I plan to go 50% better and do it as a 1 person dance!!!!!

At Bundanoon I called the dance “Rose of Yallambie” – the name of our B&B and our host Bronwyn’s love of roses. So I guess this 1 person should be called “Stamen of Covid”.  (Stamen is the stalk of a flower holding the pollen pods).