Italian Skies

Collected from John Meredith by Rob Willis

Formation: Couples dance. Couples in Promendade Hold, Lady on Man's right
Music: 24 Bar (3 part tune) Sheet music PDF  GIF (played without repeats)

Bars Description
  Introduction
2 Change-2-3-Heel
Lady turns across in front of partner, 3 steps starting Right foot.
places left heel down, toe up (release right hand first)
Both man and lady move fwd slightly in first bar,
man takes 3 small steps starting Left foot and places Right heel down.
2 Change-2-3-Heel
Lady turns across in front of partner, places right heel down, toe up
4 Repeat last 4 bars
2 Forward Mazurka
Dance 2 fwd polka mazurka steps (step-hop-hop),starting outside foot (man's left, lady's right)
2 Turn-2-3-Heel
Turn left (ACW) as couple to face ALOD, place inside heel down
2 Forward Mazurka
Dance 2 fwd polka mazurka steps
2 Turn-2-3-Heel
Turn right (CW) as couple to face LOD, place outside heel down
8 Waltz
Take ballroom hold and waltz
24 Repeat as required

Notes:
The dance was danced in the early days of the Bush Music Club.
John describes it as a 3 part varso learnt with music from a gramophone recording
"Italian Skies" and taught by Chris Kempster's sister, (Elaine or Enid ??).
It was performed during a presentation at the National Folk Festival in 2012.

Dance Description Copyright Don Richmond  2012
Last Updated 27 September 2012
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