Kettle River

8x32 strathspey for 3 couples in a longwise set
1-4 1C SET and CAST DOWN one place. 2C step up on bars 3-4.
5-8 1C TURN BH about 1 3/4 and turn away from each other to face first corners.
9-16 1C SET to first corners and TURN them with BH once around, ending facing second corners. SET to second corners and TURN them with BH once around.
17-20 1C CIRCLE 3 HANDS AROUND to the left with both corners. On bar 20, 1C PULL RIGHT SHOULDERS BACK to face each other across the center of the set.
21-24 IC TURN BH once around in themiddle of the set and then SET ADVANCING to pass left shoulders and end back-to-back, facing partner's corners.
25-28 1C CIRCLE 3 HANDS AROUND to the left with partner's corners. On bar 28, 1C PULL RIGHT SHOULDERS BACK to face each other across the center of the set.
29-32 1C TURN BH once around and then PULL RIGHT SHOULDERS BACK and curve into 2nd place on own sides.
Suggested Music: "Kettle River Strathspey," by Sherry Wohlers Ladig. Music is published with the dance in New Friends.

Devised by Lara Friedman-Shedlov, 1998 to evoke the swirling motion of the Kettle River, near Sandstone, Minnesota. Published by the RSCDS Twin Cities Branch in New Friends.

If you enjoyed this dance, please consider purchasing a copy of New Friends, 15 dances (8 with original music by Sherry Wohlers Ladig) published by the RSCDS Twin Cities Branch in honor of its silver anniversary in 2000. Copies are available from the branch secretary, Judith Palmateer (palmatj@aol.com) or TACBooks (e-mail: tacbooks@sympatico.ca).


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