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Coray's Silver Jubilee

by Carol Ormand

"All the good dances have already been written?" This is Exhibit A for the defense.

Written in 2003, this dance takes a few basic moves (forward and back, star, allemande, promenade single file, balance, and swing) and puts it together into one large, flowing, distinctive pattern. No hacks, no patches, no four-beat isolated roll aways or crosstrail throughs. It's one of those special dances that feels like it was discovered, rather than written, having spent years in limbo, held together by its own cohesiveness.

How many other dances like this one are out there, waiting for someone to see the obvious and discover them?

Instructions for this dance can be found here.
A video of this dance can be found here.
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