MERRILYN

 

In Promenade position Facing Line

††††††† (called a semi shadow hold)

 

Both starting with left foot

Fwd 2, Side, Close, Back ;†† (SSQQS)right foot extends fwd in a point

Fwd 2, Side, Close, Back ;†† (SSQQS)††††† left foot extends fwd in a point

*(slightly curved to diag centre)

Fwd, touch (cross) Fwd, Side, Close, Side,Touch ;†† (SSQQS)

*(slightly curved to diag wall)

Fwd, touch (cross) Fwd, Side, Close, Side, Touch ;†† (SSQQS)

To line of dance

Fwd 2, Fwd/Lock/Fwd, swing right leg ;††† (SSQQS)

Back 2, Bk/Lock/Bk ;†† (SSQQS)†††††† left foot extends fwd in a point

Fwd 2, touch (manís 2nd step slightly diag wall, lady turning RF to face),

Bk 1 (opening out), Fwd to CPW (man touches to transition,

lady closes) ;†††††††††††† (SSQQS)

3 Rotary chasses, Fwd, touch (for man) (close, touch for lady) finishing in Promenade position ;;

 

[Man transitions to start with left foot].

 

REPEAT UNTIL THE END OF MUSIC

 

*Molloys teaches this as straight down line but in the original dance there is a slight curving movement.

 

Rotary chasses are Turning Two-Steps.

We used to do this as a pickup, Balance Fwd, 3 Quick Ĺ natural waltzes.

 

Merrilyn Turnout

 

Both Fwd, Man Fwd slightly to wall, (lady turns RF & tch) ; (SS)

Both Back, (lady arm up & tch), Both Fwd tog CPW, (lady closes) ; (QQQQ)