Custom

Usage

jargon

formal parameters: custom, beats

examples

Dance Figure
40 Years of Penguin Pam
partners two hand turn 1½
20 Below
move forward to new wavy line for 4
A Proper Potpourri
MEANWHILE first corners exchange places by turning over their left...
A Ravitzingly Rosy Recombination
turn away
Across Nottingham A
neighbors trade places, ones behind twos for 3
ladles trade places across, L1 behind L2 for 3
first corners (G1, L2) do si do, while second corners allemande...
Across Nottingham B
neighbors trade places, ones behind twos for 3
gentlespoons trade places across, G1 behind G2 for 3
first corners (G1, L2) do si do, while second corners allemande...
Across the Ohio
ladles chain, G1 L2 trade places, G1 behind L2
Boulder Bound
revolving door
Cape Mixer
all to middle & back out
ladles to middle & back out
gentlespoons to middle
Carla's Stomp
Gents Cross the set for 2
Chance Dance Scrambled Eggs
chainsaw promenade left
chainsaw promenade back to the right
Contra Corners Special
MEANWHILE ladles allemande right 1 1/2
Dar Trek
look away from partner to form minor set with shadow and first...
Dar Trek (alt. presentation)
look away from partner to form minor set with shadow and original...
Dar Trek variation
look away from partner to form minor set with shadow and first...
Dolphiniums & Daisies
dolphin gyre+ on left diagonal
Dr. Whiting's Delight
gentlespoons cross-hand-grip swing
meanwhile ladles orbit CCW all the way around
Eggbeater
eggbeater++
Entangled in Monte Carlo
Arm Bridge Balance with partner (ladles end in middle of set,...
Fairport Harbor
ladles turn alone over right shoulder for 4
Fat Bear's Reel
ladles drop out for 2
First Night Quadrille
forward and back head couples
grand right left
Fly Around My Pretty Little Miss
gents drop hands; make turn to right MEANWHILE ladies continue star...
Four Have Sprung
to long waves for 2 (neighbor 3 in right hand, ladles face out,...
Galena
walk to next neighbor for 2 1s up, 2s down
Gallery Place Transfer
leads in the center push back, follows push back
Galopede
custom top couple sashay to bottom of set - others move up
Grease & Glue
ones split twos, return to place
twos split ones, return to place
Heavenly
ladles reach under star for 4
Hull's Victory
left turn on the side twice around
I ♥ Unicorns
mirror mad robin - twos beak-to-beak then ones beak-to-beak
Infinity Continued
ladles dance in for 4
ladles push off, gents pull by for 2
La BubbleSort
shorts to the middle, clap, and back
talls to the middle, clap, and back , facing in to make a wavy ring+
new partner, in right hand, balance & swing
end with shorter on the right
La String Bean
ladles to the center and back
gentlespoons to the center for 2
gentlespoons go back for 2
Lanier Equation
meanwhile gentlespoons shift right along set to align with ladles
Love Sting
center gent "right hand high, left hand low" for ladles to trade...
Lunt Birthday Waltz
waltz 1 1/4 around Neighbors
open up to face new Neighbors, hands four
Monophobia
Unwind to an outward facing circle , just turning on the spot, do...
Not Quite Fifty Software Testing variation
gentlespoons, with gentlespoon in his star, right shoulder gyre 1...
meanwhile ladles with ladle across the set in her partner's star +,...
Not a Figment of Your Imagination
gentlespoons turn out over right shoulder on home side
partners courtesy turn to face across for 4 (hold courtesy turn...
Pedal Pushers
single file promenade three places
Polymorphous' Reel #1
neighbors take inside hands, star through to a ring
with neighbor, slide along set to shadows
Rang Tang Contra
neighbors rang tang right for 6
partners rang tang left for 6
neighbors rang tang right for 6
partners rang tang left for 6
Reel'em In
gents catch left
Rock Creek Reel
Gentlespoons step into the center for 4
Gentlespoons back out, ladles into the center for 4
Rollin' Outta Barstow
custom for 12 3/4 hey with ricochet (G left, P right, L left, N...
Sapphire Sea
ones cast down into the middle of a line of 4, while twos lead up...
dolphin hey for 16 , ones passing right shoulders with 2nd ladle to...
short lines forward & back
Sidmouth Swirl
right left grand for 10
all 8 spin the top *
all 8 spin the top**
Sleeping With The Hounds
ladles turn out for 2
Snake Oil Reel
Ladles walk in to center for long wave for 4
Gentlespoons walk in to long waves while ladles walk in for 4
Snake in the Garden
gentlespoons find new gentlespoons
gentlespoons back out and ladles walk in to a long wavy line of...
Star Step
ladles give partner left hand for a courtesy turn for 4
Star Through
H (S) forward & back
H (S) forward again & STAR through (in the center: PASS through)
STAR through with Outside 2 for 4
with the one you face: STAR through for 4
one you meet (in the center) STAR through for 4
separate around One for 2
into the center, STAR through for 4
look for your Corner & for 6 allemande left
Star-Thru Corners
1s take free hands
star-thru corners** for 16
Tag, You're It
interrupted hey for three+ for 16
Tetrahymena Twirl
handy hand allemande neighbor 1 1/2
twos arch, gentlespoon one pull ladle one under arch for 4
The Country of Marriage
meanwhile ladles slide left to meet partner for a
The Menagerie
#2s split #1s for mirror pixie once around for 4 - turn to next...
neighbors box the gnat / swat the flea as appropriate for 4
dolphin hey for 16 - #1 raven leading right shoulder around #2...
The Wedding Ring Circle Mixer
ladles turn alone to meet new partner behind them
Travels with Rick and Kim
promenade single file around the circle 3 places
Trip to IHOP
ladles to the center to a long wavy line, balance, and stay there
gentlespoons to the center to a long wavy line, balance, and stay...
Wave Goodbye to Winter
gents swing through for 4
slide across to ocean wave + for 4
West By Midwest
swing though for 4
Wizard's Walk Ted Steele A2
wizard's walk: for 16 Ones separate around the twos. Ones split the...
Woven Waves
ladles walk forward to wavy line in middle for 4
ladles stay in place while gentlespoons walk forward to a wavy line...
gentlespoons drop left hands, ladles drop right hands, to form

Dances without Custom

Moves Sharing a Dance with Custom

allemande

allemande orbit

arch & dive

balance

balance the ring

box the gnat

butterfly whirl

California twirl

chain

circle

contra corners

do si do

down the hall

facing star

figure 8

gate

give & take

gyre

hey

long lines

mad robin

meltdown swing

ocean wave

pass by

pass through

petronella

poussette

progress

promenade

pull by dancers

right left through

roll away

Rory O'Moore

slice

slide along set

star

star promenade

swing

turn alone

up the hall

Moves Preceding Custom

allemande

arch & dive

balance

balance the ring

California twirl

chain

circle

custom

do si do

down the hall

gate

gyre

hey

long lines

meltdown swing

ocean wave

pass through

petronella

promenade

right left through

roll away

Rory O'Moore

slice

star

swing

turn alone

up the hall

Moves Following Custom

allemande

balance

circle

contra corners

custom

do si do

facing star

gate

give & take

gyre

hey

long lines

meltdown swing

ocean wave

pass by

pass through

promenade

pull by dancers

right left through

roll away

Rory O'Moore

star

star promenade

swing

turn alone

up the hall