Third virtual club night
Warm-up Amazing Grace (again).
Dance. Domino Five. Here’s a video (it’s not a demonstration but it has the great merits that the dancers look as though they are enjoying themselves and the set is the right way round – a couple of demo videos have the set upside down) Domino Five
Here’s the diagram:
Bars 1 to 4 Dancers 1+2+5 dance right hands across
Bars 5 to 8 Dancers 3+4+5 dance left hands across
Bars 9 to 16 Dancers 1+3+3 dance a right shoulder reel of 3 (5 and 1 pass right shoulder to begin)
Bars 17 to 24 Dancers 4+5+2 dance a left shoulder reel of 3 (5 and 4 pass left shoulder to begin)
Bars 25 to 28 Dancers 1+5 change places passing right shoulder, dancers 4+1 change places passing right shoulder
Bars 29 to 32 Dancers 3+4 change places passing right shoulder, dancers 2+3 change places passing right shoulder
- Each formation flows smoothly into the next, dancer 5 is passing through their starting place every 4 bars until bar 24
- Dancer 4 needs to watch the reel in bars 9 to 16 carefully so as to not try to start their reel before bar 17 (often dancer 4 sees dancer 5 coming towards them on bar 12 (half way through the right shoulder reel) and mistakes it for the end of bar 16). At the same time dancer 5 should try to avoid catching dancer 4’s eye.
- The change places in bars 25 to 32 are quiet slow and should be graceful arcs passing through the central position
Now a challenge – Double Domino 5 – add 3 more dancers to the “ladies side” of the set and the dancers in positions 1 and 2 also dance as 4 and 3 in the other part of the set. I came across this in a JAM class I stooged for one Easter School, the dance fell apart on about the 6th time through! The dance has not been published anywhere but I’ve managed to cobble together a diagram for those who like the “Pilling” diagrams, with acknowledgement of Keith Rose whose diagrams I have “copied and paste” to make this poor imitation.
And the instructions:
Bars 1 to 4 1+2+5 also 6+7+8 RH across
Bars 5 to 8 3+4+5 also 1+2+8 LH across
Bars 9 to 16 1+5+3 also 6+8+2 RSh reel of 3
Bars 17 to 24 4+5+2 also 1+8+7 LSh reel of 3
Bars 25 to 26 1+5 also 6+8 chg pl RSh
Bars 27 to 28 4+1 also 5+6 chg pl RSh
Bars 29 to 30 3+4 also 2+5 chg pl RSh
Bars 31 to 32 2+7 (only) chg pl RSh
The dancers in positions 1 and 2 have to keep their wits about them and be ready to dance the LH across as well as RH across and both the reels and dancers 2 and 5 have to be prepared to take part in the change of positions in both parts of the set.