Contra dance: Sashay, Sassy Kat

Written for Katherine Sanden, who wrote me a song.  She likes the traditional “reel” dances that have a couple down the center with all the attention.  I ruin that by having the other folks swing during the sashay down, but redeem myself with the leapfrog move (that Heather Carmichael came up with).  And if you like a hay, there’s two of them!

Sashay, Sassy Kat
Erik Erhardt
Type: Contra
Formation: Four Facing Four
Level: Int

A1 ———–
(16) Partner balance and swing, end facing original direction
A2 ———–
(16) Corner balance and swing
(4) Corner balance
(4) Sashay down 4 slides
(4) Leapfrog (tops arch, bottoms dive up through)
(4) Sashay up 4 slides to progressed place

B1 ———–
(8) 1/2 Hey ACROSS the set with 4-some, centers passing right shoulders
(8) In groups of 4, circle RIGHT 1X
B2 ———–
(16) Full Hay UP AND DOWN set with neighbors, Ladies passing left shoulder

Notes: A1 – start and end in same place
A2 – facing lines of four end progressed up and down set
B1 – each line of four has reversed their order across the hall
B2 – start and end in same place

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.