|Set:||4 couple longways (usually).|
|Music:||Birds a Building.|
|Trivia:||This is about as traditional
as we get. It's similar to the Birds a Building figure from
the Ultimate Molly Dance, but with the
figure itself done more slowly (and following the original direction
to pass right shoulder each change).|
We first did it because the great Ouse Washes Molly Dancers were organising a massed Birds a Building as part of their annual Mark Jones Day of Dance. They dance it to "Rolling Home", because that was Mark's Favourite song.
|Done in groups of 4 people|
|1||Step towards partner, shouting in their face.|
|2||Step slightly to the left.|
Don't move forwards – we don't form a line of 4 here, in order to avoid it merging into the next step.
|3||Step to partner's old place (on a corner).|
|4||Turn one quarter to face neighbour on the sides.|
|5-8||Repeat 1-4 with neighbour, finishing facing partner.|
|9-16||Repeat 5-8, finishing back home.|
|Top couple from each active group of 4 people:|
|1||Step in to meet.|
|2||Quarter turn to face down.|
|8||Quarter turn to face one another.|
|9||Quarter turn again to face up.|
|10-14||Lead up to positions in longways set.|
|15||Quarter turn to face partner.|
|16||Fall back into place.|
|1-16||Couples polka change in same groups of 4.|
|Repeat whole dance according to normal longways progression, i.e. alternating between groups of 4 at each end and just the 4 in the middle with the ends standing still.|
Normally we do 3 or 5 times in total.
At the end of the final chorus, instead of the final quarter turn of the polka change:
|16||Step straight into place, facing out of the set.|
Finish with a hoy.