Salmon Tails, with a “rock” feel. Rock Salmon?
Normal set of 6 or 8.
Enthusiastic single step throughout.
Each figure consists of:
– foot up or foot down
– first half of figure
– half hey
– second half of figure
Dance finishes with a final foot up and sticking.
Forehand taps for 8 steps, each FFF- corresponding to two steps (LhRh).
Foot up / Foot down
Each sequence starts with a foot up or foot down for 8 steps, depending on which end No.1 is currently: if at top of set then foot up, if at bottom then foot down. All dance 4 steps up (or down) turning out on step 4, and then dance 4 steps back to place, turning in to face partner on the 8th.
Half hey on the side – 8 steps. For 6: middles start by passing right shoulders with original 1&2. For 8: middles turn out.
Straight into 8 steps waistaround, and ending up in opposite position.
First half: 4 steps across passing right shoulders, turn to right to face in on step 5, step 6 on the spot, in to opposite’s set position on step 7, step 8 on the spot. Second half: same but cross passing left shoulders, and turn to left.
First half: Right hand stars for 8 steps (middles go to the right) and back to place. Second half: Left hand stars (middles go to the left).
Turn out into clockwise half rounds, 8 steps.