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Rogue's March

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Rogue's March

Source: Composed by John Sweeney
Formation: Contra; Improper

A1 #1s Face Down in the Middle; #2s Face Up on the Outside:
Dance Forwards, Turn Alone, Dance Back, Neighbour Handy Hand Allemande 1/2 - #2s now in the Middle
A2 Dance Forwards, Turn Alone, Dance Back, Neighbour Handy Hand Allemande 1/4
Let go - this leaves the #2s facing out, they turn to face in, and the #1s facing each other:
B1 #1s start a Gypsy with each other, but go wide and separate into: Neighbour Gypsy Meltdown (Gypsy & Swing)
B2 Long Lines Go Forward & Back - Men Rolling the Ladies from Right to Left
Balance the Ring; #2s Arch (briefly): Pass Through - #1s Down the Middle - check out your New Neighbours

Music:
It has been danced to Rogue's March and I'll Go and Enlist, but any 32 reels or jigs will do.

Notes:
I love the first half of Devil's Dream, but I don't like the switch to the left hand on the second time back, or the rush at the end of the Right & Left Through to get ready for the next time through. So I used the first half of the dance, but kept to a Handy Hand each time, and changed the second half to give a much smoother progression.

The words of the song "The Rogue's March" include the line "If ever I list for a soldier again the devil shall be me sergeant". So marching up and down the hall with a demonic theme made me think of the song. Hence the name.

It is worth warning the ladies that when they leave the Gypsy with their partner to flow into a Gypsy with their neighbour, that they are both right shoulder Gypsies and that they shouldn't try to weave into the one with their neighbour.

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