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Table of Contents

  1. Get Me Going by Lisa Greenleaf
  2. Frederich Reel by Tom Hinds
  3. ~~~
  4. Bowl of Cherries by Sue Rosen
  5. United We Dance by Bob Isaacs
  6. waltz

  7. break

  8. Catch Me If You Can by Jim Hemphill
  9. Truffles for Breakfast by Joy Greenwolfe
  10. ~~~
  11. Caveman by Jim Hemphill
  12. Hay in the Barn by Chart Guthrie
  13. waltz / fin

  14. Airpants by Lisa Greenleaf
  15. November Night by Jim Hemphill

Get Me Going

by: Lisa Greenleaf

introduces moves: swing, long lines, do si do, chain, star

formation: duple improper

A1 neighbors balance & swing
A2 long lines
ladles do si do 1½ to_partner
B1 partners balance & swing
B2 ladles chain
star left 4 places on_to_next

Frederich Reel

by: Tom Hinds

introduces moves: allemande, down the hall, up the hall, circle

formation: improper

A1 long lines forward_and_back
ladles allemande left 1½
A2 partners balance & swing
B1 down the hall and turn as couples
up the hall and bend into a ring
B2 circle left 3 places
neighbors swing

Bradley Smith Notes: The first time through the dance, the Ladies Allemande Left in A1 is with the couple that you start the dance with. Every time after that, the Ladies have to look to the right to find the next Lady to Allemande. It's a very simple progression that just requires reminding the Ladies to look for the next Lady in line after the Forward and Back

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Bowl of Cherries

by: Sue Rosen

introduces moves: promenade across, custom yucky, 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

United We Dance

by: Bob Isaacs

introduces moves: Rory O'Moore

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

waltz

break

Catch Me If You Can

by: Jim Hemphill

introduces moves: 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

Truffles for Breakfast

by: Joy Greenwolfe

introduces moves: half hey, gyre, slice

formation: Progressed Improper (wait out like Becket)

A1 star left 4 places, wrist grip
neighbors allemande left 1½ 1x or 1.5 until LADLES FACE IN
A2 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
B1 partners gyre once on GENTS side (meltdown)
partners swing
B2 slice left and straight back
ladles chain

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

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Caveman

by: Jim Hemphill

introduces moves: long lines forward only, give & take, right left through, roll away, star promenade, butterfly whirl

formation: Becket

A1 long lines forward only forward
gentlespoons take neighbors
neighbors swing
A2 long lines forward only
gentlespoons take partners
partners swing
B1 right left through
gentlespoons roll away partners with a half sashay
star right 3 places for 4
B2 gentlespoons allemande left 1½ next gents
star promenade left ½
butterfly whirl

Hay in the Barn

by: Chart Guthrie

formation: improper

A1 neighbors balance & swing
A2 ladles chain
half hey, ladles lead
B1 partners balance & swing
B2 ladles chain
half hey, ladles lead to new neighbor

waltz / fin

Airpants

by: Lisa Greenleaf

backup dance

introduces moves: balance the ring, custom

formation: improper

A1 neighbors balance & swing
A2 long lines Forward\_and\_Back
ladles allemande right 1½
B1 partners balance & swing
B2 circle left 3 places
balance the ring
pass\_through\_to\_new\_neighbors for 4

Bradley Smith Notes: Originally, the last figure of this dance was a Neighbor Do-si-do 1 1/2, but I usually swap it for the ring balance and pass through to make the progression as simple as possible for inexperienced dancers.

November Night

by: Jim Hemphill

backup dance

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.