Michael's Memorial, or All Saints' Eve

Remembering Michael Siemon
Choreography:  Sharon Green, 2019
Tune:Michael's Memorial by Jonathan Jensen (2017)
Recording:More Dances from the Greenery
Formation:Four-couple Longways Set

A11-2Middle couples face one another. Twos lead down one place while Threes come up the outside. Each active Middle turns individually towards partner to face back into the center of the set.
 3-4Active Middles cast around end Neighbor (Twos in 3rd place cast down below Fours; Threes in 2nd place cast up above Ones) while End couples lead to nearest middle place.
  Order Now 3-1-4-2
 5-6All four couples, 2-hand turn once round
 7-8Active couples cast back around end Neighbor into original middle place. End couples lead back home.
  Order Now 1-3-2-4
   
A21-2Middle four, R-hand star ½ way, easing out into
 3-4L-hand turn with the End.
 5-6Middle four, R-hand star ½ way, easing out into
 7-8L-hand turn with the End.
   
B11-8Parallel Straight Heys for Four
  [Middles start the heys by passing R-shoulder]
  End 1-3-2-4
   
B21-2Middle couples single file clockwise ½ way* while Ends turn single L
 3-4In foursomes, single file counter clockwise ½ way
 5-6New Middle couples single file clockwise ½ way while New Ends turn single L
 7-8Partners, set R&L
  End 2-4-1-3
   
  *B2 1-6 is a series of meanders. Until the dancers are accustomed to this figure, they can substitute a series of stars ½ way, as follows:
B21-2Middle couples R-hand star ½ way while Ends turn single L
 3-4In foursomes, L-hand star ½ way
 5-6New Middle couples R-hand star ½ way while New Ends turn single L
 7-8Partners, set R&L