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Mescolanzas


The basic dance unit in a Mescolanza is facing lines of four dancers. 
These lines are arranged back-to-back with each other in a long column down the hall. 

When a couple is facing out they should Partner Trade and wait for next group.
It is also possible to do a double progression in many of the dances by having
 those in the center Pass Thru twice while the outsides trade.

DUMBARTON DRUMS
Author: Traditional
Formation: Mescolanza  Lines of 4 facing lines of 4, in columns.
Music: Lloyd Shaw 172 or any nicely phrased 64-count music.  Could use music suitable for the event or season.

A1  (8) With the music Forward and Back;
      (8) Right Couple in front Sashay over;
          (Right hand couple in each line steps forward and sashays [side-steps] to the left 
           while the left-hand couple sashays to the right.)
A2  (8) With the music Forward and Back;
      (8) Right Couple in front Sashay back;

B1  (8) With the opposites each 4 Right-Hand Star;
      (8) Same four Left-Hand Star;
B2  (8) Back to lines then Forward and Back;
      (8) Arch to the Head, Dive to the foot;
          (Those facing up make an arch with their joined hands, moving over those facing down who
           Dive under those arches to face a new line of four.)

QUEBEC MESCOLANZA
By Dottie Welch, January 2015
Formation: Mescolanza
Music: "Reel Montreal and Set Baie St. Paul" (Yankee Ingenuity) 

A1 (16) All 8 Circle Left once around;
A2  (8) Each Four Right Hand Star;
      (8) Same Four Left Hand Star;

B1  (8) Opposite Clap (knees 2, hands 2, opposite 3);
      (8) Partner Claps;
B2  (8) With the music Forward and Back;
      (8) Opposite two hand turn half, let go and solo turn half to new group;

KEEP IN TIME MESCOLANZA
By Dottie Welch, November 2014
Formation: Mescolanza
Music: "The Girl I Left Behind Me", Don Messer (Marching feel) (and "Rose Tree")

A1  (8)  Opposite Clap (knees 2, hands 2, opposite 3;
      (8)  Partner Claps;
A2  (8)  Each Four Right Hand Star;
      (8)  Same Four Left Hand Star;

B1  (8)  All Eight to left Single File March 8;
      (8)  Turn alone and March back;
B2  (8)  Dosado Opposite;
      (8)  Pass Thru and move on;

NEW FRIENDS MESCOLANZA
By Dottie Welch, November 2014
Music: 

A1  (8)  All 8 Circle Left once around;
      (8)  Circle Right;
A2  (8)  With the music Forward and Back;
      (8)  Right Couple in front Sashay over;

B1  (8) Each 4 Right Hand Star;
      (8) Same 4 Left Hand Star;
B2  (8) Dosado Opposite;
      (8) Pass Thru and Bow;
      
FLASH FREEZE MESCOLANZA
By Dottie Welch, February 2015
Formation:  Mescolanza (Lines of 4 facing each other up and down) 
Music:  "Reel Skieurs / Reel Tadoussac / Rocket Richard" on Sisters in Cahoots CD
     
A1   (8)  All Eight Dancers Circle Left halfway;
       (8)  Right and Left Thru;
A2   (8)  Each Four Star Left;
       (8)  Same Four Star Right;

B1   (8)  Center Four Star Left (Ends freeze);
       (8)  Centers Star Right;
B2   (8)  Opposites Dosado;
       (8)  Once and a half and move on;

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