Golden Green

A modern English country dance by Philippe Callens, on the occasion of Sharon and David Green's golden wedding anniversary (June 2011), commissioned by their children Lexy and Phil.

Published on Sharon Green's Dance Pages by permission.
Choreography:  © Philippe Callens, 2011
Tune:Golden Green, © Jonathan Jensen, 2011
Recording:Jon Berger, Jonathan Jensen, Shira Kammen & Rebecca King,
Formation:Progressive square set. Couples progress one position counterclockwise

A1-4Men dance right shoulder around partner
 5-8Men left-hand star in the center, finishing in original places
 9-12Ladies dance left shoulder around partner
 13-16Ladies right hand star in the center, finishing in original places
B1-2Head men set in place
 3-4Head men cross right shoulder
 5-8Head men left-hand turn with opposite lady, once and a half
  (men finish facing in, ladies facing out), as sides right-hand star halfway
  then turn single to the left into opposite places
 9-12Head men left shoulder chevron, as head ladies move clockwise outside
  the set around the sides into opposite lady's original place (both head
  men and ladies finish their movements slightly outside the square set)
 13-14Taking hands in a ring of eight, all circle left one quarter
 15-16Partners turn single, men right, ladies left
  Repeat three times (the movement in B, 1-12, is always initiated by the current heads).