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Table of Contents

  1. Bowl of Cherries by Sue Rosen
  2. Airpants by Lisa Greenleaf
  3. Fly Around My Pretty Little Miss by Dale Wilson
  4. United We Dance by Bob Isaacs

Bowl of Cherries

by: Sue Rosen

introduces moves: do si do, swing, promenade, chain, allemande, circle, roll away, cross trails

formation: Duple improper

A1
neighbors do si do once
neighbors swing
A2
neighbors promenade
ladles chain
B1
ladles allemande right once
partners swing
B2
circle left 3 places
gentlespoons roll away neighbors with a half sashay
cross trails - partners across the set right shoulders, neighbors along the set left shoulders

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

Airpants

by: Lisa Greenleaf

introduces moves: long lines, balance the ring, pass through

formation: improper

A1
neighbors balance & swing
A2
long lines forward & back
ladles allemande right 1½
B1
partners balance & swing
B2
circle left 3 places
balance the ring
pass through for 4 to new neighbors

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.

Fly Around My Pretty Little Miss

by: Dale Wilson

introduces moves: star, custom, hey, gyre meltdown, right left through

formation: improper

A1
star left 4 places, hands across
gents drop hands; make turn to right MEANWHILE ladies continue star til you get to your partner
A2
hey, ladles lead left shoulders in the center
B1
partners gyre meltdown
B2
right left through courtesy turn 3/4 til ladles join RH to begin star
star left 3 places, hands across to next neighbor

Teaching B2: "Continue the courtesy turn til ladles can take right hands in the center to start a right-hands-across star. Gents, join the star right BEHIND your partner."

Calling B2: "Ladies first star"

Last B2: R&L through; swing your partner

United We Dance

by: Bob Isaacs

backup

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