The Polychromatic Parrot

Set:3 couple longways (ish).
Music:Mr. Cunningham's Maggot (own tune).
Trivia:Written as a blatant ripoff of moves from other dances that the author liked (hence "parrot"), concentrated into one dance.

The music is broken down into 24 beats for the figures and 8 for the choruses.
Starts in two lines either side of the set.
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          246
 
Figure 1:Lead on
1-81&2 come on in a clockwise looping arc (as in Hard Ground fig 1).
9-161&2 arm turn right, ending on the side of the diagonal they started on.
3&4 loop clockwise round 1&2 (ending in front of 1 and 2 respectively).
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  5  1 3
     4 2  6
17-241,2,3&4 star right, moving twice round, ending where they started.
On beat 24, as the salutes are dropped, 1&3 and 2&4 keep right hands joined as they separate from the other couple, falling back into wrist hold.
5&6 loop clockwise around the star almost once, ending facing each other across in the middle of lines of 3 (without taking wrist grip), splitting the other two couples.
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     1 3
     5 6
     4 2
 
Chorus 1
1-3Lines pass right shoulder.
4Back turn.
5-7Lines come back together, shouting in each others faces on 7.
8Bounce back slightly into lines.
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     3 1
     6 5
     2 4
 
Figure 2:Slow stomach turns
1-4All stomach turn once and a quarter to wrist hold.
5-8Pull by.
1 and 2 curve to their right to come back in on other end of line.
3&5 and 6&4 stomach turn to wrist hold once around, falling back along the line again.
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      2
      3
      5
      6
      4
      1
9-123&5 and 6&4 pull by.
2&5, 3&4 and 6&1 stomach turn to wrist hold once around, falling back along the line again.
13-16Pull by.
5 and 6 curve right to the other end of the set.
2&4 and 3&1 stomach turn to wrist hold once around.
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      6
      2
      4
      3
      1
      5
17-202&4 and 3&1 pull by.
6&4 and 3&5 stomach turn once and a quarter, finishing making right-handed arches with 3 and 4 facing out (towards the nearest end) and 5 and 6 facing in towards the middle.
2&1 stomach turn once around to wrist hold.
21-242&1 pull by through arches, and loop right to join middle of lines of 3.
Others drop back from arches into wrist hold on beat 24.
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     4 6
     2 1
     5 3
 
Chorus 2
Starts with 4&6 and 5&4 pulling by as 2&1 have momentum.
At the end:
8Bounce to your left and turn right to face the person you shouted at, in a line of 6.
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      6
      4
      1
      2
      3
      5
 
Figure 3:Zig-zag
1-10Zig-zag hey for 6.
1 and 2 don't back turn on 10.
11-161&2 lead a loop to the right one quarter to meet in a line across the set.
Others switch to normal single stepping and follow once they reach the end of the zig-zag.
Beat 16 (and ideally 15) will have a line all facing the middle.
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 3 5 2 1 6 4
17-24Lines zig-zag through each other.
When 1 and 2 reach the other end they bend right and lead the lines to end up parallel lines, turning to face other line on 24.
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    4 6 1
    2 5 3
 
Chorus 3
At the end:
8Bounce to your left and turn right to face the person you shouted at, in a line of 6, taking wrist hold.
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 3 1 5 6 2 4
 
Figure 4Quick stomach turns
1-2Pull by.
3&6 and 5&4 half stomach turn to wrist hold.
1 and 2 do a small loop to the right to come back in again.
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 1 6 3 4 5 2
3-46&3 and 4&5 pull by.
1&3, 6&5 and 4&2 half stomach turn to wrist hold.
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 3 1 5 6 2 4
5-8Repeat 1-4 (in same places).
9-10Repeat 1-2, but 1 and 2 start a loop right one quarter round the set.
11-126&3 and 4&5 pull by.
1 and 2 continue loop coming in on other axis.
3 and 4 start a loop left one quarter round the set. 6&5 stomach turn just one quarter and fall back to wrist hold.
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      1  4
      6
      5
   3  2
13-146&5 pull by.
1&5 and 6&2 half stomach turn to wrist hold on new axis.
3 and 4 continue loop finishing at end of new line.
15-165&1 and 2&6 pull by.
4&1, 5&6 and 2&3 half stomach turn to wrist hold.
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      1
      4
      6
      5
      3
      2
17-24Repeat 9-16 from new positions (4 and 3 looping right and 1 and 2 looping left), except on 24 everyone only stomach turns one quarter before falling back to wrist hold.
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    2 5 3
    4 6 1
 
Chorus 4
1-4As before, starting with everyone pull by.
5-8Pass partner in other line right shoulders (without shouting).
Finish with a hoy, facing out in 2 lines.
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    4 6 1


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