Chain 'n' Hey
Source: Composed by John Sweeney
Formation: Contra; Becket
||Ladies' Chain x 2
||Full Hey - Ladies start with Right Shoulders
||Partner Balance & Swing
Long Lines Go Forward & Back
Yearn on the Left Diagonal to New Neighbours
32 bars - smooth reels.
Yearn: Take your partner's nearest hand, go forward diagonally to meet a new couple; high five them with your spare hands as you turn so that you are facing them; back away to finish facing them as your new neighbours.
Feel free to interpret the Balance & Swing any way that you wish:
- American Contra Style: step in, step out and a 12-beat swing
- Ceilidh style: Step Right, Kick Left (hopping on the Right), Step Left, Kick Right (hopping on the Left) - once or twice for a 12-beat or 8-beat swing
- English style: Set R/L once or twice (going forwards, then backwards) for a 12-beat or 8-beat swing or Two-Hand Turn
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