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Table of Contents

  1. And I Never Saw My Partner Again by Dave Morse
  2. The Baby Rose by David Kaynor
  3. Catch Me If You Can by Jim Hemphill
  4. Pittsboro Pattycake by Gene Hubert
  5. Allison Wonderland by Bob Green
  6. And I Never Saw My Partner Again by Dave Morse
  7. Bowl of Cherries by Sue Rosen
  8. [untitled], variation by Naresh Keswani
  9. Across Nottingham A by Cary Ravitz
  10. Crazy Ivan by Allison Jonjak + Dave Morse
  11. Across the Ohio by Cary Ravitz
  12. Howl at the Moon by Nicholas Rockstroh
  13. And I Never Saw My Partner Again by Dave Morse
  14. Summer of '84 by Gene Hubert
  15. Pittsboro Pattycake by Gene Hubert
  16. Summer Sun by Nicholas Rockstroh
  17. Howl at the Moon by Nicholas Rockstroh
  18. Crossing the Streams by Nicholas Rockstroh
  19. The Traffic on Chestnut is Terrible by Joe Wilkie
  20. [untitled], variation by Naresh Keswani
  21. blah

  22. Bowl of Cherries by Sue Rosen
  23. Crossing the Streams by Nicholas Rockstroh
  24. Jefferson's Remorse by Bob Green
  25. United We Dance by Bob Isaacs
  26. Allison Wonderland by Bob Green
  27. November Night by Jim Hemphill
  28. Monday by Jim Hemphill
  29. November Night by Jim Hemphill
  30. Mood Ring by Lisa Sieverts
  31. Mood Ring by Lisa Sieverts
  32. Galopede by Chestnut
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And I Never Saw My Partner Again

by: Dave Morse

introduces moves: circle, swing, long lines, right left through, chain, half hey

formation: Becket (mixer)

A1 circle left 3 places
neighbors swing
A2 long lines
right left through
B1 ladles chain Courtesy turn: last you see of your partner
gentlespoons chain look out-of-minor-set to see gent on left diaganol, but ladles, courtesy turn your departing neighbor
B2 half hey, gentlespoons lead gents kicked to new minor set
neighbors swing Your new partner is this neighbor!

Work In Progress - haven't validated it yet.
Progression is CW for ladles and gents swap sides of the line but otherwise don't move. I think your neighbor becomes your partner on every iteration.

The Baby Rose

by: David Kaynor

introduces moves: do si do, star

formation: improper

A1 neighbors balance & swing
A2 circle left 3 places
partners do si do once
B1 partners balance & swing
B2 ladles chain
star left 4 places to new neighbor

Catch Me If You Can

by: Jim Hemphill

introduces moves: Rory O'Moore, allemande, petronella

formation: improper. Short wave

A1 balance & centers Rory O'Moore right gentlespoons
partners swing
A2 ladles chain
ladles allemande left 1½ to a short wave
B1 balance & centers Rory O'Moore right ladles
neighbors swing
B2 circle left 3 places
balance & petronella to face new neighbors in short wave

Markup notes: switch "centers" for 1st instance gentlespoons; 2nd instance ladles once figure supports full range of motions

Short wave begins neighbor left hands and centers right hands. Gentlespoons in the center. Original: http://www.childgrove.org/index.php/about-dances/dance-writers/jim-hemphill-dances

Pittsboro Pattycake

by: Gene Hubert

formation: improper

A1 neighbors allemande right 1½
neighbors allemande left 1½
A2 neighbors balance & swing
B1 circle left 3 places
partners swing
B2 ladles chain
star left 4 places look for new

Allison Wonderland

by: Bob Green

introduces moves: custom yucky

formation: improper

A1 neighbors balance & swing
A2 circle left 3 places
partners swing
B1 gentlespoons Star Promenade 1x around
partners Butterfly whirl
B2 ladles chain
long lines
circle left 3 places

And I Never Saw My Partner Again

by: Dave Morse

formation: Becket (mixer)

A1 circle left 3 places
neighbors swing
A2 long lines
right left through
B1 ladles chain Courtesy turn: last you see of your partner
gentlespoons chain look out-of-minor-set to see gent on left diaganol, but ladles, courtesy turn your departing neighbor
B2 half hey, gentlespoons lead gents kicked to new minor set
neighbors swing Your new partner is this neighbor!

Work In Progress - haven't validated it yet.
Progression is CW for ladles and gents swap sides of the line but otherwise don't move. I think your neighbor becomes your partner on every iteration.

Bowl of Cherries

by: Sue Rosen

introduces moves: promenade across, custom

formation: Duple improper

A1 neighbors do si do once
neighbors swing
A2 neighbors promenade across
ladles chain
B1 ladles allemande right once
partners swing
B2 circle left 3 places
neighbors roll_away_with_a_half_sashay for 4
cross_trails_through (partner right, neighbor left) for 4

CrossTrailThrough

With neighbor along the set Roll away with half sashay (women rolling from left to right)

Original at http://dance.suerosencaller.com/dancedb/view/?title=Bowl%20of%20Cherries

[untitled], variation

by: Naresh Keswani

introduces moves: hey, custom

formation: Duple, Becket (clockwise progression)

A1 partners promenade across, loop wide left to face new neighbors (8)
ladles chain to neighbor (8)
A2 hey, ladles lead across and back (16)
B1 ladles
B1 neighbors balance & swing (16)
B2 neighbors
B2 give and take partner to ladle's side (8)
partners swing (8)

Variation by Chet Gray of a work-in-progress dance by Naresh Keswani (http://contradb.com/dances/34).

After searching, this is essentially equivalent to a variation on "Roll up the rug No2" by Al Green (http://www.dancing-without-a-care.me.uk/contras.html), which is a variation of "Roll Up the Rug" by Don Flaherty.

Across Nottingham A

by: Cary Ravitz

formation: improper then L1 and G2 swap places

A1 twos hey by the left for 16
A2 neighbors trade places, ones behind twos for 3
circle right 4 places for 10 no hands, eye contact!
ladles trade places across, ladle1 behind ladle2 for 3
B1 partners balance & swing
B2 circle left 3 places pass through to new (first corner is now on caller's left)
custom First corner (G1L2) do\_si\_do, Second corner allemande right 1.5

Source: http://www.dance.ravitz.us/#an

Variation: http://www.dance.ravitz.us/#anb makes the hey a ricochet. Not with your same-role person, but with your partner(!).

A less dizzy start of B2 for either version - gentlespoons start a hands across star left and ladles fall in behind your partner, from initial positions, turn the star 1 for gentlespoons and 1/2 for ladles.

https://github.com/dcmorse/contra/issues/107 should bring support for twos hey.

Crazy Ivan

by: Allison Jonjak + Dave Morse

introduces moves: mad robin

formation: Becket

A1 balance & petronella
balance & petronella turn halfway more to face shadow up&down set
A2 custom shadow do si do 2x around for 16
B1 partners long swing Counter-Clockwise (see below)
B2 mad robin, gentlespoons in front gents in first
right diagonal right left through

Everybody hold on to something. (Here's something you can't do)

Counter Clockwise Swing: Gents raise right arm to elbow-height, ladies right arm to shoulder, offset feet to right, walk forward, end with ladle on the right

Across the Ohio

by: Cary Ravitz

introduces moves: custom, ocean wave

formation: Becket

A1 walk forward left diagonal to new couple for 4
back straight up - new set of 4 for 4
ladles chain, G1 L2 trade places, G1 behind L2
A2 ocean wave & balance right then left (ones in the middle, men facing down)
balance for 4 from short wavy lines
neighbors allemande right ½ for 4 from short wavy lines
balance for 4 from short wavy lines
B1 twos allemande left once for 6 from short wavy lines
neighbors swing for 10 from short wavy lines
B2 gentlespoons pass\_by\_left for 4
partners swing for 12

Note ones and twos before turning from improper to Becket formation.

After the ladies chain, the one men and two ladies are in the line to the caller's left.

http://www.dance.ravitz.us/#ao

Howl at the Moon

by: Nicholas Rockstroh

introduces moves: custom, gyre

formation: improper

A1 long lines
gentlespoons do si do 1½
A2 partners balance & swing
B1 promenade across
ladles gyre 1½
B2 neighbors balance & swing

And I Never Saw My Partner Again

by: Dave Morse

formation: Becket (mixer)

A1 circle left 3 places
neighbors swing
A2 long lines
right left through
B1 ladles chain Courtesy turn: last you see of your partner
gentlespoons chain look out-of-minor-set to see gent on left diaganol, but ladles, courtesy turn your departing neighbor
B2 half hey, gentlespoons lead gents kicked to new minor set
neighbors swing Your new partner is this neighbor!

Work In Progress - haven't validated it yet.
Progression is CW for ladles and gents swap sides of the line but otherwise don't move. I think your neighbor becomes your partner on every iteration.

Summer of '84

by: Gene Hubert

introduces moves: pull by for 2, custom, progress

formation: improper

A1 long lines
gentlespoons pull by
partners allemande left once for 6 into short wavy lines, gents in the center
A2 balance the wave for 4
walk forward to new wavy lines for 4
balance the wave for 4
shadows allemande left ¾ for 4
B1 partners balance & swing
B2 ladles chain
right left through
progress to new neighbors

co written by Steve Schnur

Pittsboro Pattycake

by: Gene Hubert

formation: improper

A1 neighbors allemande right 1½
neighbors allemande left 1½
A2 neighbors balance & swing
B1 circle left 3 places
partners swing
B2 ladles chain
star left 4 places look for new

Summer Sun

by: Nicholas Rockstroh

formation: improper

A1 ladles allemande right 1½
partners half a hey, start partner by the left
A2 everyone balance & petronella
neighbors swing
B1 everyone balance & petronella
partners swing
B2 long lines
ladles chain look for next

Howl at the Moon

by: Nicholas Rockstroh

introduces moves: custom

formation: improper

A1 long lines
gentlespoons do si do 1½
A2 partners balance & swing
B1 promenade across
ladles gyre 1½
B2 neighbors balance & swing

Crossing the Streams

by: Nicholas Rockstroh

introduces moves: custom, down the hall, up the hall, balance the ring, balance

formation: Becket (Clockwise)

A1 slide_left for 2
ladles chain for 6
ladles do si do once End in a line of 4 down the hall.
A2 down the hall for 4 turn alone from short lines
down the hall for 4 falling back from short lines
up the hall for 4 turn alone from short lines
up the hall for 4 falling back, bend the line from short lines
B1 balance the ring
ladles roll_away_gents_and_1/2_sashay for 4
ladles 1/2_figure_8_thru_gents
B2 partners balance
partners swing for 12

The Traffic on Chestnut is Terrible

by: Joe Wilkie

formation: Becket

A1 circle left 3 places single file
neighbors gyre left shoulder 1½
A2 circle right 3 places single file
partners swing
B1 ladles do si do 1½
neighbors swing
B2 long lines ladles roll gents away
circle left 3 places and slide left

This dance was written to the tune of the same name by A. J. Bodnar.

[untitled], variation

by: Naresh Keswani

introduces moves: custom

formation: Duple, Becket (clockwise progression)

A1 partners promenade across, loop wide left to face new neighbors (8)
ladles chain to neighbor (8)
A2 hey, ladles lead across and back (16)
B1 ladles
B1 neighbors balance & swing (16)
B2 neighbors
B2 give and take partner to ladle's side (8)
partners swing (8)

Variation by Chet Gray of a work-in-progress dance by Naresh Keswani (http://contradb.com/dances/34).

After searching, this is essentially equivalent to a variation on "Roll up the rug No2" by Al Green (http://www.dancing-without-a-care.me.uk/contras.html), which is a variation of "Roll Up the Rug" by Don Flaherty.

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Bowl of Cherries

by: Sue Rosen

introduces moves: custom

formation: Duple improper

A1 neighbors do si do once
neighbors swing
A2 neighbors promenade across
ladles chain
B1 ladles allemande right once
partners swing
B2 circle left 3 places
neighbors roll_away_with_a_half_sashay for 4
cross_trails_through (partner right, neighbor left) for 4

CrossTrailThrough

With neighbor along the set Roll away with half sashay (women rolling from left to right)

Original at http://dance.suerosencaller.com/dancedb/view/?title=Bowl%20of%20Cherries

Crossing the Streams

by: Nicholas Rockstroh

introduces moves: custom

formation: Becket (Clockwise)

A1 slide_left for 2
ladles chain for 6
ladles do si do once End in a line of 4 down the hall.
A2 down the hall for 4 turn alone from short lines
down the hall for 4 falling back from short lines
up the hall for 4 turn alone from short lines
up the hall for 4 falling back, bend the line from short lines
B1 balance the ring
ladles roll_away_gents_and_1/2_sashay for 4
ladles 1/2_figure_8_thru_gents
B2 partners balance
partners swing for 12

Jefferson's Remorse

by: Bob Green

formation: Duple Improper

A1 circle left 4 places
circle right 4 places
A2 star left 4 places Hands_Across_Star
star right 4 places Hands_Across_Star
B1 ones Down_The_Middle_Turn_Alone_2s_Move_Up
ones Back_Up_Twos_Gate_Ones
B2 ones long swing In_The_Middle_End_Facing_Down

A variation on the traditional Jefferson And Liberty. Coreographer's notes here: http://www.childgrove.org/index.php/about-dances/dance-writers/bob-green-dances

United We Dance

by: Bob Isaacs

formation: improper; start long wavy lines gents facing out

A1 balance & Rory O'Moore right Start gents face out from long wavy lines
balance & Rory O'Moore left from long wavy lines
A2 neighbors balance & swing
B1 circle left 3 places
partners swing
B2 ladles chain
star left 4 places

Allison Wonderland

by: Bob Green

introduces moves: star promenade, butterfly whirl

formation: improper

A1 neighbors balance & swing
A2 circle left 3 places
partners swing end in short lines with gentlespoons in the center, left hands joined, partners with their hands about each others' backs
B1 star promenade left once for 8 from custom
butterfly whirl for 8
B2 ladles chain
long lines

November Night

by: Jim Hemphill

formation: improper

A1 gentlespoons do si do once (new)
ladles allemande left 1½
A2 partners balance & swing
B1 gentlespoons allemande left 1½
neighbors swing
B2 neighbors promenade across
long lines forward/_and/_back

Bradley Smith Notes:
The first time through the dance, the gents do-si-do in A1 is with the couple that you start the dance with. Every time after that, the gents have to look to the left to find the next gent to do-si-do. It's a very simple progression that just requires reminding Gents that they must look to the left every time through the dance after the first to find the next Gent to Do-si-do.

Monday

by: Jim Hemphill

formation: improper

A1 neighbors allemande right 1½
gentlespoons allemande left 1½
A2 partners gyre once
partners swing
B1 circle left 3 places
neighbors swing
B2 right left through
star left 4 places to new neighbor

November Night

by: Jim Hemphill

formation: improper

A1 gentlespoons do si do once (new)
ladles allemande left 1½
A2 partners balance & swing
B1 gentlespoons allemande left 1½
neighbors swing
B2 neighbors promenade across
long lines forward/_and/_back

Bradley Smith Notes:
The first time through the dance, the gents do-si-do in A1 is with the couple that you start the dance with. Every time after that, the gents have to look to the left to find the next gent to do-si-do. It's a very simple progression that just requires reminding Gents that they must look to the left every time through the dance after the first to find the next Gent to Do-si-do.

Mood Ring

by: Lisa Sieverts

formation: Becket

A1 circle left 2 places for 4 With new couple on left diagonal
partners Women roll partner away with a half sashay for 4
ladles allemande left 1½
A2 neighbors balance
neighbors swing for 12
B1 circle left 3 places for 6
partners Men roll partner away with a half sashay for 2
half hey, gentlespoons lead Men start half a hey
B2 partners balance
partners swing for 12

Mood Ring

by: Lisa Sieverts

introduces moves: roll away

formation: Becket

A1 circle left 2 places for 4 With new couple on left diagonal
ladles roll away partner with a half sashay
ladles allemande left 1½
A2 neighbors balance & swing
B1 circle left 3 places for 6
gentlespoons roll away partner with a half sashay for 2
half hey, gentlespoons lead
B2 partners balance & swing

Galopede

by: Chestnut

introduces moves: custom

formation: Proper Or Improper

A1 long lines forward_and_back
Pass_Through_Turn_Alone
A2 long lines forward_and_back
Pass_Through_Turn_Alone
B1 partners do si do once
partners swing
B2 custom Top_Couple_Sashay_To_Bottom_Others_Move_Up for 16

If you finish dancing before the music is done, let each couple in turn just sashay down until the music is ready to end.

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