Mary K

Mary K is an English Country Dance. It was devised by Gary Roodman in 2003 and published in A Finite Set of Calculated Figures. It is an improper duple minor longways dance. The dance lasts 24 bars.

Petit fours is a version of Grand Square adapted to the longways set. The figure starts with couples progressed and in the center following a two hand turn.

1s2s
1Lead up centerFace each other, fall back
2Face, fall backFace down, move down
3Face down, move down outsideFace partner, meet in middle
3Face partner, meet in middleLead up center
With next neighbors
1Lead down centerFace each other, fall back
2Face, fall backFace up, move up
3Face up, move up outsideFace partner, meet in middle
3Face partner, meet in middleLead down center

The tune is adapted from Scherzo in C Minor composed by Dave Wiesler, and performed by MGM (Mary Lea, Gene Murrow and Margaret Ann Martin) & Reunion (Barbara Greenberg, Daniel Beerbohm and Jonathan Jensen) on the album New Friends.

The animation plays at 115 counts per minute normally, but the first time through the set the dance is slowed down so people can learn the moves more readily (no music plays during this slow set). Men are drawn as rectangles, women as ellipses. Each couple is drawn in its own color, however the border of each dancer indicates what role they currently play so the border color may change each time through the minor set.

The dance contains the following figures: hand turn (allemande), circle, cast, hey, rights and lefts (and probably others).

If you find what you believe to be a mistake in this animation, please leave a comment on youtube explaining what you believe to be wrong. If I agree with you I shall do my best to fix it.

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