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Princess Margaret's Visit

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Princess Margaret's Visit
Source: Composed by P Kennedy; published in English Dance & Song, July - August 1955, Volume XIX No. 6
Formation: Square

Music:
Come Dance & Sing.

Notes:
The instructions are obscure. This was probably danced once by a demonstration team, then never again. I am not going to try to interpret it. If you come up with a good interpretation please send it to me and I will include it here. Challenges include:
  • Did they play the same tune as a reel, a waltz, a schottische and a jig, or did they use multiple tunes, but switch back to the main tune for the chorus?
  • Presumably the repeat is to A2.
  • What is the timing of B1? And what happens in B2? Do they just stand and sing?
  • When they cross do the men stay on the right of their partner, or California Twirl, or Wheel Around?
  • What does "Both once and hands left in situ" mean?
  • Does he really mean waltz, or does he mean polka (which some consider to be a subset of waltz), i.e. 1, 2, 3, hops?
  • Skater's hold can mean crossed hands in front or man's right arm behind the lady's head; which does he mean?
  • Etc.
Many thanks to Colin hume for his insights; he was just as bemused by the instructions as I was.

Original page from English Dance & Song, July - August 1955

Princess Margaret's Visit
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