by: Joy Greenwolfe
formation: Progressed Improper (wait out like Becket)
star left 4 places, wrist grip
neighbors allemande left 1½ 1x or 1.5 until LADLES FACE IN
half hey, ladles lead (LR, pl, GR, nl), ladles back to the center
ladles gyre once , gents fall in behind to chase to other side
partners gyre meltdown on GENTS side
slice left and straight back
Needs smooth, lively tunes, not too slow
WT start w/ gratuitous neighbor swing; star; neighbors allemande til L face in works pretty well.
walk GC in two parts. Ladles gyre just once around and END ON SAME SIDE where they started. “Meanwhile… gents! When you see your partner coming around, you will fall in behind her and chase her to the other side for a gyre… and a swing.” Then walk both parts together.
Flows best when ladles turn over their R shoulder to meet partner.
Calling during the dance “Ladles gyre… gents chase,” reduces to "gyre chase"
End effect: wait out on left diagonal as if becket