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Taught/practised on: 2019 January 6 th
JOYCE MACLEOD  (J5x32)  Gaye Collin  The Musicians’ Wedding  1- 8 2s+3s+4s   turn   partners   RH,   remain   in   middle,   Ladies   facing   down, Men   facing   up,   4L   followed   by   3L   &   2L   dance   down,   cast   up   round   5M to   end   in   order   (4)(3)(2)   on   Men's   side   while   1M   followed   by   2M   &   3M dance up, cast round 1L to end in order (4)(3)(2) on Ladies' side  9-16 3s   dance   diag   R&L   with   4s+2s   (3M   up,   3L   down),   finish   facing   out   on opposite sides 17-24 3s   dance   to   Left   to   dance   reel   of   3   on   sides   (3L+4M+5M,   3M+2L+1L), on   bars   23-24   3s   cross   LH   to   own   sides   while   supporting   dancers complete reel, 1L finishes facing out 25-32 1L   casts   2   places   while   1M   dances   down   middle   2   places   (2s+3s   step up    27-28),    1M    casts    down    behind    4M+5M    while    1L    dances    down middle to 1s end in 5 th  place (4s+5s step up 29-30) & all set Deviser’s notes: 3 rd    couple   are   the   active   or   more   leading   couple   in   this   dance   until   the   last   8 bars.      1 st    Man   &   5 th    Lady   are   redundant   for   most   of   the   dance   and   they   only   join in, in the last 8 bars. Dancers need to be generous with the shape of reels on the sides, bars 17-24.  BE CAREFUL WHEN TEACHING THIS DANCE AS IT CAN DRIFT UP THE HALL. 
This   dance   was   devised   for   Joyce   MacLeod   who   teaches   in   Coffs   Harbour.   While   dancing   with   the   Coffs   Harbour group   one   night,   Joyce   (the   tutor)   taught   us   a   dance   by   John   Drewry   for   five   couples   that   didn’t   start   with   first and   third   couples   doing   something.   We   felt   it   was   very   refreshing   and   came   away   thinking   of   alternative formations for five-couple dances. Joyce   always   has   an   interesting   programme   and   we   never   fail   to   come   away   with   a   new   dance   to   try   out   back home. Joyce’s   dancing   history   is:   She   started   dancing   with   a   newly   formed   group   at   Woolgoolga   in   1966.   She   danced   at Highland   Gatherings   in   Tamworth,   Armidale,   Walcha   and   Maclean.      After   about   four   years,   the   club   folded   and she didn’t dance again for thirty-six years. In   2006   she   joined   a   small   group   (again   at   Woolgoolga)   and   enjoyed   dancing,   but   wanted   more.   On   12 th    October 2009,   with   a   lot   of   help   and   support   from   Elma   See,   she   started   her   own   class.   She   thoroughly   enjoys   teaching and now teaches three classes a week. Dance   devised   by   Gaye   &   Damon   when   visiting   Australia   in   April   2015   (it’s   amazing   what   Damon   will   do   on holiday).