2016-04-11 Louisville, Euphor

user: Chet Gray

Table of Contents

  1. ["Frederick Contra"]( by Tom Hinds

  2. ["Thanks to the Gene"]( by Tom Hinds

  3. [untitled] by Naresh Keswani
  4. Kimmswick Express by Gene Hubert
  5. Fairport Harbor by Paul Balliet
  6. ["You Can Get There From Here"]( by Linda Leslie

  7. waltz

  8. break

  9. "Uptown Downtown" square + "Ladies Chain & Gents Change" break

  10. Summer of '84 by Gene Hubert
  11. Midwest Folklore by Orace Johnson
  12. waltz

"Frederick Contra" by Tom Hinds

"Thanks to the Gene" by Tom Hinds


by: Naresh Keswani

This dance is not published.

Kimmswick Express

by: Gene Hubert

break: variations on grand right & left

This dance is not published.

Fairport Harbor

by: Paul Balliet

introduces moves: allemande, promenade, custom, gyre, swing, chain, pass through

formation: Becket

A1 8
gentlespoons allemande left 1½ same two
partners promenade along the set on the right chainsaw
A2 4
ladles turn alone over right shoulder for 4
neighbors gyre once for 4 new neighbors
neighbors swing
B1 8
neighbors promenade along the set on the right home (til across from partner)
ladles chain to partner
B2 4
pass through across the set for 4
partners swing for 12

During the pass through, have the men walk ahead of their partner. This improves the transition into the swing.
The idea to progress in a promenade came from Gene Hubert's dance, "Gang of Four." I first called this at the 1993(?) "Balance and Swim," a favorite dance party thrown by Charlotte and Rich Cobos in West Virginia.

Fairport Harbor lies east of Cleveland along Lake Erie.

Editor's Notes:
Teaching tip (especially helpful for less experienced dancers): while dancers are swinging their new neighbor, mention that if you have your partner then you are about to be out. Otherwise such couples may attempt to join the ladies chain.
Calling tip: remind the dancers who are out to join the promenade. It can be difficult to recover if a couple forgets.

This dance is from American Country Dances On Line
All rights reserved by the author; used by permission.
Added to database 7/6/1998; last revised 3/2/2002; edited by Russell Owen



"Uptown Downtown" square + "Ladies Chain & Gents Change" break

Summer of '84

by: Gene Hubert

Guest caller Dave Morse

introduces moves: long lines, pull by dancers, ocean wave, balance, right left through, progress

formation: improper

A1 8
long lines forward & back
gentlespoons pull by right
partners allemande left once for 6
A2 0
to ocean wave for 0 - gentlespoons in center
balance the wave
to ocean wave - walk forward to new
balance the wave
shadows allemande left ¾ for 4
B1 16
partners balance & swing
B2 8
ladles chain
right left through
progress to new neighbors

co written by Steve Schnur

Midwest Folklore

by: Orace Johnson

This dance is not published.