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Chinese New Year

three box circulates, two swings

by: Chris Page

formation: improper

begin in long waves---right hand to neighbor, gentlespoons face out, ladles face in.

A1
balance & box circulate - ladles cross while gentlespoons loop right
balance & box circulate - gentlespoons cross while ladles loop right
A2
balance & box circulate - ladles cross while gentlespoons loop right
partners swing
B1
circle left 3 places
neighbors swing
B2
long lines forward & back
square through two - partners balance & pull by right, then neighbors pull by left to long waves

In the pull-by left, keep left hands and take right hands with a new neighbor to reform long waves.
For better entry, consider an allemande left 1/2 rather than a pull-by left, so that all hands are at the correct height for long waves.

Written for Joyce Fortune of the Bay Area, won at the auction of the 2010 Spring Fever dance camp at Monte Toyon, CA. She requested a dance with long lines, some balances, and a swing/circle/swing transition. (A surprisingly tough set of requirements to fulfill.) This sequence was the option she liked best.

User: Allison Jonjak

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