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Michael Barraclough

Plaza Reel

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Author:
Michael Barraclough (1970s)
Formation:
Mescolanzes
Music:
32-bar reels, eg: Plaza Polka aka Aunt Sally There's A Bug On Me

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A1
1-4
Couples forward & back with the ladies rolling away at the end
 
5-8
Couples forward & back with the men rolling away at the end
 
 
 
A2
1-8
Dip & dive around the set (couples at the right-hand end of each line arch first)
 
 
 
B1
1-8
Four ladies chain (across & back)
 
 
 
B2
1-4
Couples forward & back 
 
5-8
(In fours, men holding onto partner and linking left arms) couples wheel round each other counter-clockwise 1½ to progress 

© Michael Barraclough, 2017

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Notes
1
A longways Mescolanzes is better thanh a c ircular one
 
 
 
 
2
From the end of B1 and throughout B2, men have their right arm around their partner's waist. It's up to the ladies what they do with their left hand when the men let their partner's left hgand go in B2 to link left arms with each other. 
 
 
 
 
3
The dance is made up of contra and square dance moves, but doen't have a swing. 

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