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Mendocino Redwood

by Mary Devlin, Bob Fraley and Elizabeth Zekley, 2005

Longways Duple Minor

Tune: Woodlands Walk, by Jonathan Jensen, 2005

(Mendocino Redwood as performed at the 2012 Ottawa English Country Dance Ball).

A1 1-4 Up a double and back
   5-8 Twos 1/2 figure 8 up through the ones
A2 1-4 Down a double and back
5  -8 Ones 1/2 figure 8 down through the twos
B1 1-8 Right hands across, Left hands across
B2 1-2 1st corners change L shoulder (1st man, 2nd woman)
   3-4 2nd corners change R shoulder (1st woman, 2nd man)
   5-8 Partners 2-hand turn once round & end facing up.

•The choreographers suggest a skip change step for the 1/2 figure 8s.

The tune and dance both came out of Gary Roodman’s Choreography Class at Mendocino English Week 2005. Jonathan Jensen wrote the tune, specifically for the class to write a dance to, while walking in the redwood forest at Mendocino Woodlands State Park, on the way to the Big Tree. The class divided into groups, Jonathan Jensen and Earl Gaddis played, while each group wrote a dance to Jonathan’s tune.

ins_mendocino_redwoods.txt · Last modified: 2019/04/13 12:56 by nashjc