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2017-08-13: CDSS American Week Dance Exchange

user: Allison Jonjak

Table of Contents

  1. Pete's Dark Roast by Andy Shore

    from Andy Shore

  2. Climate Change's Reel by Ron T. Blechner

    from Andy Shore

  3. Marshmallows in Flight by Rich Goss

    from Andy Shore

  4. A Ravitzingly Rosy Recombination by Tavi Merrill

    from Andy Shore

  5. Galena by Jo Mortland

    from Marjorie Matthews

  6. You Can't Get There From Here by Carol Ormand

    from Marjorie Matthews

  7. Are You 'Most Done by Russell Owen

    from Marjorie Matthews

  8. Boys From Urbana by John Coffman

    from Laurie Pietravalle

  9. The Big Bicep by Jim Hemphill

    from Laurie Pietravalle

  10. Roll, Roll, Roll Your Beau by Dale Wilson

    from Allison Jonjak

  11. XYZ by Bob Green

    from Allison Jonjak

  12. Cup of Joe by Sarah Kaiser

    from Allison Jonjak

  13. Leap of Faith by Bob Isaacs

    from Lisa Greenleaf

  14. Easily Led Lad by Jim Hemphill

    from Lisa Greenleaf

  15. Sleeping With The Hounds by John Coffman

    from Lisa Greenleaf

  16. Reel Me Across the Ocean by Alan Stevens

    from Lucia Watson

  17. Lunt Birthday Waltz by Chris Ricciotti

    from Lucia Watson

  18. Lucia Watson will enter her husband's memorial dance by Paul Wilde

  19. Boys From Brooklyn by Donna Hunt

    from Donna Hunt

  20. Dancing Through the Decades by Donna Hunt

    from Donna Hunt

  21. Carrot Cake and Candles by Donna Hunt

    from Donna Hunt

  22. A 60th Birthday Dance (for Chris Deephouse) by Donna Hunt

    from Donna Hunt

  23. Weave Me the Sunshine by Dale Rempert

    from Bob Stein

  24. Laura's 3/4 Century by Bob Stein

    from Bob Stein

  25. Star Through by Bob Stein

    from Bob Stein

  26. Henry & Jacqui by Scott Higgs

    from Scott Higgs

  27. Jacqui & Henry by Scott Higgs

    from Scott Higgs

  28. Rad Robin by Rick Mohr

    from Scott Higgs

  29. Sidmouth Swirl by Bob Isaacs

    from Anne Lutun

  30. Walking on Air by Rick Mohr

    from Anne Lutun

  31. Star-Thru Corners by Ron T. Blechner

    from Anne Lutun

  32. Shift Happens by Rick Mohr

    from Allison Miller

  33. Deja Vu All Over Again by Tori Barone

    from Allison Miller

  34. Salute to Larry Jennings by Ted Sanella and Larry Jennings

    from Allison Miller

  35. A Thing of Trust by Chris Page

    from Allison Miller

  36. Tag and Zag by Rick Mohr

    from Allison Miller

  37. Woven Waves by Cary Ravitz

    from Allison Miller

Pete's Dark Roast

by: Andy Shore

from Andy Shore

introduces moves: allemande, swing, promenade, mad robin, box the gnat, right left through, do si do

formation: Becket

A1 8
gentlespoons allemande left 1½
8
neighbors swing
A2 8
neighbors promenade
8
mad robin, ladles in front
B1 8
partners balance & box the gnat
8
right left through - courtesy turn new neighbor
B2 8
ladles do si do 1½
8
partners swing

when out with partner, cross over and get in with Balance & Box the Gnat
(if you miss that, you'll still be in position to courtesy turn new neighbor)

Climate Change's Reel

by: Ron T. Blechner

from Andy Shore

introduces moves: long lines, form long waves, box circulate, circle, balance the ring, California twirl

formation: improper

A1 16
neighbors balance & swing
A2 8
long lines forward & back
8
ladles do si do once to
B1 0
form long waves - gentlespoons face in, ladles face out (give right hand to neighbor)
8
balance & box circulate - gentlespoons cross while ladles loop right
8
partners swing
B2 8
circle left 3 places
4
balance the ring
4
partners California twirl to face next Neighbor

Marshmallows in Flight

by: Rich Goss

from Andy Shore

introduces moves: roll away, give & take

formation: improper

A1 4
balance the ring
4
gentlespoons roll away neighbors with a half sashay along
4
balance the ring
4
gentlespoons roll away partners with a half sashay across
A2 16
neighbors balance & swing
B1 4
gentlespoons give & take partners
12
partners swing
B2 8
circle left 3 places
4
balance the ring
4
partners California twirl

A Ravitzingly Rosy Recombination

by: Tavi Merrill

from Andy Shore

introduces moves: chain, turn alone, pass by

formation: Becket

Identify shadow beside you in original Becket

A1 8
long lines forward & back
8
ladles chain
A2 6
circle right 4 places ladles lead
2
turn alone
8
neighbors swing your new neighbor
B1 6
circle left 3 places
2
partners pass by right shoulders along the set
8
shadows do si do once
B2 16
partners balance & swing

Galena

by: Jo Mortland

from Marjorie Matthews

introduces moves: Rory O'More, custom, form an ocean wave

formation: improper reverse progression

short wave ladles hold left hands in center

A1 8
balance & Rory O'More right
8
balance & Rory O'More left
A2 4
neighbors allemande right ½
2
walk to next neighbor 1s up, 2s down
10
neighbors swing
B1 8
circle left 3 places
8
partners swing
B2 8
circle left 3 places
8
neighbors do si do once to
0
form an ocean wave - ladles by left hands and neighbors by right hands

You Can't Get There From Here

by: Carol Ormand

from Marjorie Matthews

introduces moves: balance, progress

formation: improper

Begin in short wavy lines with ladles in the center and ones facing down the set.

A1 4
balance the wave
4
neighbors allemande right ¾ to
0
form long waves - ladles face in, gentlespoons face out the wave
4
balance
4
neighbors allemande right ¾
A2 0
form an ocean wave - gentlespoons by left hands and neighbors by right hands
4
balance the wave
12
neighbors swing
B1 8
circle left 3 places
8
partners swing
B2 8
circle left 3 places
8
neighbors do si do 1¾
0
progress to new neighbors
0
form an ocean wave - ladles by left hands and neighbors by right hands in short waves

Are You 'Most Done

by: Russell Owen

from Marjorie Matthews

introduces moves: star, hey

formation: Becket

A1 8
gentlespoons allemande left 1½
8
neighbors swing
A2 8
long lines forward & back
8
star left 3 places 7/8 around til gents face next gent on diagonal
B1 16
right diagonal hey, gentlespoons lead
B2 8
gentlespoons allemande right ¾ To meet partner, ladles walk to meet
8
partners swing

When waiting out, gentlespoons be in front of your partner prepared to come in on right diagonal hey.

Boys From Urbana

by: John Coffman

from Laurie Pietravalle

introduces moves: zig zag

formation: Becket

A1 8
circle left 3 places
6
zig left zag right, trailing two catching hands
2
gentlespoons allemande left ½
A2 16
neighbors balance & swing
B1 8
long lines forward & back
8
ladles allemande right 1½
B2 16
partners balance & swing

The Big Bicep

by: Jim Hemphill

from Laurie Pietravalle

introduces moves: pull by dancers

formation: Becket

A1 8
circle left 3 places
4
pass through to an ocean wave - ladles by left in the center, neighbors by right on the sides
4
balance forward & back; step forward
A2 3
next neighbors allemande right ½
2
gentlespoons allemande left ½
3
ladles allemande left ½ (double swing through)
8
neighbors swing
B1 8
gentlespoons allemande left 1½
2
partners pull by right across
6
ladles allemande left once
B2 16
partners balance & swing

Roll, Roll, Roll Your Beau

by: Dale Wilson

from Allison Jonjak

formation: Becket

A1 8
right left through
8
ladles chain
A2 4
balance the ring
4
gentlespoons roll away partners with a half sashay across
4
gentlespoons roll away neighbors with a half sashay up and down
4
gentlespoons roll away next neighbors with a half sashay up and down
B1 16
neighbors balance & swing same new neighbor
B2 8
circle left 3 places
8
partners swing

I borrowed the roll-away; roll-away; roll-away; sequence from a square dance, because it's fun. To make it work in a contra, I had to bend it around a corner. 2017

Jim H. complained about the Chain into the R&L -- pointing out it was awkward for the men's hands, so I reversed them. It now starts with a R&L into a chain.

XYZ

by: Bob Green

from Allison Jonjak

introduces moves: pull by direction

formation: improper

A1 8
ladles allemande right 1½
8
partners swing
A2 8
ladles chain
8
long lines forward & back
B1 4
pull by left across the set - partner
4
pull by right diagonal
4
pull by left diagonal
4
pull by right diagonal
B2 4
pull by right across the set - same dancer
4
pull by left diagonal
4
pull by right diagonal
4
pull by left diagonal - partner
0
progress to new neighbors - ladles see new ladles

Pull bys should retain grip for a moment after passing and use the torque to turn back to the direction of travel up or down the set.

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Cup of Joe

by: Sarah Kaiser

from Allison Jonjak

introduces moves: slide along set

formation: Becket

A1 8
circle left 3 places
4
balance the ring
4
gentlespoons roll away partners across
A2 16
neighbors balance & swing
B1 8
mad robin, gentlespoons in front
8
gentlespoons allemande left 1½
B2 4
partners balance
8
partners swing and
4
slide left along set to new neighbors

This dance was written for Joe Groceman, a dancer, artist and all around great human.

Swing and slide is a blended move that takes the final twelve together. If I had to break it I'd say 8 swing, 4 slide. I tend to drift swing in those cases but others may not.

Leap of Faith

by: Bob Isaacs

from Lisa Greenleaf

formation: improper

begin in short R hand wave (ladles left in middle, neighbor in right)

A1 8
balance & Rory O'More right
8
balance & Rory O'More left LADLES R'OM spin past 2 to partner
A2 16
partners balance & swing
B1 8
circle left 3 places
8
neighbors swing
B2 8
long lines forward & back
8
star right 4 places

Easily Led Lad

by: Jim Hemphill

from Lisa Greenleaf

introduces moves: pass through, facing star

formation: Becket

A1 2
slide left along set to new neighbors
6
ladles chain
8
half hey, ladles lead by right
A2 16
neighbors balance & swing
B1 8
long lines forward & back
4
pass through
4
neighbors California twirl
B2 8
facing star clockwise 3 places with ladles putting their left hands in and backing up
8
partners swing

for Gyre Star, have dancers keep joined hands as they complete the California Twirl; extend those joined hands into the center. Gentlespoons take right hands across, Ladles left hand across so you are facing your partner.

Sleeping With The Hounds

by: John Coffman

from Lisa Greenleaf

introduces moves: allemande orbit, custom, gyre

formation: Becket

A1 6
circle left 3 places
2
pass through
8
ladles allemande left once around while the gentlespoons orbit clockwise ½ around to partner
A2 4
partners allemande right ½
4
gentlespoons allemande left ½
8
neighbors swing
B1 8
ladles chain
6
star left - hands across - 4 places
2
ladles turn out
B2 8
partners gyre once
8
partners swing

Reel Me Across the Ocean

by: Alan Stevens

from Lucia Watson

introduces moves: meltdown swing, star promenade, butterfly whirl

formation: improper

A1 16
neighbors meltdown swing
A2 8
gentlespoons allemande left once pick up neighbor
4
star promenade left ½
4
butterfly whirl
B1 4
pass through to an ocean wave - ladles by left in the center, neighbors by right on the sides no balance (ladles don't need to catch left hands)
2
neighbors allemande right ½
2
gentlespoons pull by left (swing through)
8
partners swing
B2 8
star left 4 places
6
circle left 3 places
2
partners California twirl

Written in 2010 as his partner, Laura Stringer, was thinking of moving to England, where Alan lives.
Now they live in England, are married and have twins!

Lunt Birthday Waltz

by: Chris Ricciotti

from Lucia Watson

introduces moves: poussette, custom

formation: improper - waltz tempo

A1 8
circle left 4 places
8
half poussette - gentlespoons pull partners back then left | men backing up, poussette ¾ till men are back to back in the center
A2 8
partners allemande right once
4
gentlespoons allemande left ½
4
neighbors box the gnat - ladles are now back to back
B1 8
half hey, gentlespoons lead "gyre hey" - gents cross ladles don't
2
neighbors gyre ½
2
gentlespoons gyre left shoulders ½
4
partners gyre once, end in ballroom hold
B2 8
waltz 1 1/4 around Neighbors
8
open up to face new Neighbors, hands four

Written to celebrate the 50th birthday of contra dancer Lisa Lunt, 5/21/16

Dance entry notes: pousette is actually 3/4

Lucia Watson will enter her husband's memorial dance by Paul Wilde

Boys From Brooklyn

by: Donna Hunt

from Donna Hunt

introduces moves: petronella

formation: Becket

A1 8
circle left 3 places
6
zig left zag right, trailing two catching hands
2
gentlespoons allemande left ½
A2 16
neighbors balance & swing new neighbor
B1 4
balance & petronella
4
partners allemande left ¾
8
ladles allemande right once
B2 16
partners balance & swing

*March 2015 Dedicated to all the musicians from Brooklyn that I’ve called with over the years. When asked which musicians I wanted to work with for the March 2015 gig in Brooklyn, I said, “Those Brooklyn boys” so they hired Danny, Marco, Jody, Sam, Bob and Michael.
A1 credit to John Coffman

Dancing Through the Decades

by: Donna Hunt

from Donna Hunt

formation: improper

A1 16
neighbors balance & swing
A2 8
ladles allemande right 1½
8
ladles star promenade right ½ pick up partners
B1 8
half hey, gentlespoons lead pass left in center
8
partners swing
B2 8
long lines forward & back
8
ladles chain

Contributed by Donna Hunt to CDSS American Week dance swap. Possibly A2 star promenade also means "& butterfly whirl" to use all beats?

Written in June 2007 to honor Tom Coles’s 60th Birthday in Bethlehem, Pa

Carrot Cake and Candles

by: Donna Hunt

from Donna Hunt

formation: Becket ccw

New neighbors are on Left diagonal

A1 8
partners promenade left diagonal and face new neighbors
8
half hey, ladles lead, passing right in center
A2 8
ladles allemande right 1½
8
neighbors swing
B1 8
gentlespoons allemande left 1½
2
partners pass by right shoulders
6
half hey, ladles lead, passing left in center
B2 16
partners meltdown swing

Written in Sept 2012 for Julianne Schieffer’s 50th Birthday

A 60th Birthday Dance (for Chris Deephouse)

by: Donna Hunt

from Donna Hunt

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

formation: Becket

next neighbors are on the left diagonal

A1 8
partners promenade
0
progress counterclockwise around set one place to meet new neighbors
4
form an ocean wave & balance - ladles by left hands and partners by right hands
4
balance
A2 4
partners allemande right ½
2
gentlespoons pull by right
10
neighbors swing, end facing down hall
B1 8
down the hall and thread the needle +
8
up the hall and bend into a ring
B2 8
balance & petronella
8
partners swing
  • thread the needle = all four hold hands, gentlespoons on end make arch with neighbor and ladle on the other end go under arch while gent on end walks around to invert the line (couples change sides of the set)---ladle in the middle twirl under her arm---and face up

Weave Me the Sunshine

by: Dale Rempert

from Bob Stein

formation: Becket ccw

A1 4
gentlespoons allemande left ½
4
form an ocean wave & balance - gentlespoons by left hands and neighbors by right hands
8
neighbors swing
A2 8
right left through
8
ladles chain
B1 8
left diagonal half hey, ladles lead
8
half hey, ladles lead
B2 16
partners balance & swing

This dance is really much simpler than it first appears. Dale calls this combination of heys a "zigzag hey". Dale teaches the heys by having the dancers identify the people they will trade places with, first
on the diagonal then across the hall. Most dancers catch on pretty quickly that the two heys should be blended into one. (In other words, the ladle never stops between the two 1/2 heys.)

As in all double progression dances an odd number of couples is preferred. The odd couple stands in the gentlespoons' line

Laura's 3/4 Century

by: Bob Stein

from Bob Stein

formation: improper

A1 8
mad robin, ladles in front
8
neighbors swing
A2 12
hey, ladles lead 3/4 hey, gentlespoons pass left
4
partners gyre once
B1 16
partners long swing
B2 8
long lines forward & back
4
gentlespoons roll away partners with a half sashay
4
circle right 3 places

Those who don't like a long 16-count swing may gyre twice.

Star Through

by: Bob Stein

from Bob Stein

introduces moves: custom, arch & dive

formation: square dance

A1 8
H (S) forward & back
8
H (S) forward again & STAR through (in the center: PASS through)
A2 4
STAR through with Outside 2
8
right left through, courtesy turn
4
with the one you face: STAR through
B1 8
right left through, courtesy turn
4
____ arch others dive insides arch & outsides dive
4
one you meet (in the center) STAR through
B2 2
pass through
2
separate around One
4
into the center, STAR through
2
pass through and CROSS trail
6
look for your Corner & allemande left

Henry & Jacqui

by: Scott Higgs

from Scott Higgs

formation: Becket ccw

introduce shadows as in *

A1 8
right left through
8
left diagonal ladles chain
A2 8
next neighbors promenade
8
ladles chain to shadow *
B1 8
balance & petronella, catch neighbor from other ring
8
neighbors swing **
B2 8
balance & petronella
8
partners swing

now take hands in a ring, and look diagonally right to a different ring---this is the neighbor you'll swing in 4 seconds
*
take hands in new ring, look diagonally right to a different ring---there's your partner

Henry & Jacqui vs Jacqui & Henry, notes from Scott:
These dances are identical in the Bs. The petronella-to-swing transition is the highlight of each, but the set-up varies dramatically. The original, easy dance (H&J) is a bit repetitive in the As, and is double-progression. It took years of experimentation (many too-bland versions) to devise the latest model (J&H), which is single progression, and more challenging.

For Henry & Jacqui Morgenstein

Jacqui & Henry

by: Scott Higgs

from Scott Higgs

formation: Becket ccw

in A2, dancers scoop the neighbor you swung last round

A1 8
long lines forward & back gents look left to next gent
8
gentlespoons allemande left 1¼ next gent
A2 4
star promenade left ½ the old neighbor directly across
8
ladles chain to shadow *
4
balance & petronella, catch neighbor from other ring
B1 8
neighbors swing **
8
balance & petronella
B2 16
partners long swing

now take hands in a ring, and look diagonally right to a different ring---this is the neighbor you'll swing in 4 seconds
*
take hands in new ring, look diagonally right to a different ring---there's your partner

J&H can break down suddenly in A2 unless the caller is very clear to identify and emphasize 'scooping-up' the correct neighbor for the star promenade. (with the unusual progression, it's not easy to regroup if things go awry)

A1 + A2 are perfectly reasonable, but "outside the box." If you were to take hands 4 with the couple you just completed the last round of the dance with (feels natural), the neighbor directly across in this ring is the neighbor with whom you'll do the star promenade. However, it is NOT the two gents in the starting 4-some who allemande left -- instead, all gents look left to the next 4-some, and left-hand turn. Then scoop-up the neighbor directly across for the star promenade. This is the gimmick that enables the single-progression.

Henry & Jacqui vs Jacqui & Henry, notes from Scott:
These dances are identical in the Bs. The petronella-to-swing transition is the highlight of each, but the set-up varies dramatically. The original, easy dance (H&J) is a bit repetitive in the As, and is double-progression. It took years of experimentation (many too-bland versions) to devise the latest model (J&H), which is single progression, and more challenging.

For Henry & Jacqui Morgenstein

Rad Robin

by: Rick Mohr

from Scott Higgs

formation: Becket

A1 8
right left through
8
ladles chain
A2 8
mad robin, ladles in front
8
next neighbors swing
B1 4
circle left 3 places
4
ladles roll away partners with a half sashay
8
half hey, gentlespoons lead passing left shoulders
B2 16
partners meltdown swing

Scott Higgs notes: a fun/surprise transition: from Mad Robin eye
contact with partner to sudden swing with new neighbor.

Sidmouth Swirl

by: Bob Isaacs

from Anne Lutun

introduces moves: custom

formation: four face four

A1 8
long lines forward & back
8
circle right 4 places with all 8
A2 6
____ allemande left once your corner
10
right left grand
B1 8
all 8 spin the top *
8
all 8 spin the top**
B2 16
partners balance & swing

Partner allemande R 1/2, ladles star L 3/4 and gentlespoons move up one place
*
Partner allemande R 1/2, gents star L 3/4 and ladles move up one place

Bob's notes: Written on June 11, 2017, and first called on August 8 at the Sidmouth Folk Week in Sidmuth, UK. I had a great time at Sidmuth, and was happy to share this one with the home audience. It received lots of positive comments, as the All 8 Spin the Top is one of the few MWSD Plus figures accessible to contra dancers.

Walking on Air

by: Rick Mohr

from Anne Lutun

formation: Becket

A1 4
pass through across the set
4
partners California twirl
8
mad robin, gentlespoons in front
A2 8
circle left 4 places
8
ladles chain
B1 8
mad robin, ladles in front
8
circle right 4 places
B2 8
zig left zag right to home side, across from next neighbor
8
partners swing

"An all-moving dance with good flow and symmetry—gents lead a clockwise Mad Robin (eyes on neighbor) into circle left, then ladies lead a counter-clockwise Mad Robin (eyes on partner) into circle right.
After the A1 California twirl, gents are moving forward and can smoothly step in front to start the Mad Robin. But some gents on autopilot use their left hand instead of their right hand to twirl their partner, making for an awkward transition. To help avoid that mistake I say in the
walkthrough "Pass through across and stay facing out. Take your partner's near hand (gents, that's your right) and trade places—gents to the outside and ladies to the inside under the arch."

Gents lead the B2 zig right (partners are on the "wrong" side of each other); ladies then lead the zag left and have a nice opportunity to pull into the partner swing after crossing in front of new neighbors. For my friend Cindy Visness, college bagpipe buddy and heartful dancer in Chapel Hill, NC."

Star-Thru Corners

by: Ron T. Blechner

from Anne Lutun

introduces moves: gate, custom

formation: improper

A1 16
next neighbors balance & swing
A2 8
ones down the center and turn as a couple
4
ones up the center
4
twos gate ones to face into the set
B1 0
1s take free hands
16
star-thru corners++
B2 16
ones balance & swing

++ star-thru corners, like contra corners but
(a) actives star through across instead of allemande 5/8 and
(b) allemands with corners are handy-hand.

The corners are on opposite sides of the set. In this dance, the first corner is the opposite gender role, and the second corner is the same gender role.

Shift Happens

by: Rick Mohr

from Allison Miller

introduces moves: slice

formation: Becket

A1 8
circle left 3 places
8
neighbors swing
A2 8
slice left and straight back
8
ladles chain
B1 8
half hey, ladles lead passing right
8
partners swing (find partner in adjacent hey)
B2 8
half hey, gentlespoons lead passing left
6
partners gyre once
2
slide left along set to new neighbors

Deja Vu All Over Again

by: Tori Barone

from Allison Miller

formation: improper

A1 16
neighbors balance & swing
A2 8
circle left 3 places
8
partners swing
B1 8
left diagonal right left through
8
balance & petronella
B2 8
balance & petronella
8
balance & petronella 1 1/2 and face the wrong way (ones up, twos down) for the next

The next neighbors are the couple you passed on the right and left through

Salute to Larry Jennings

by: Ted Sanella and Larry Jennings

from Allison Miller

formation: Becket

In opening circle you are with the couple on your left diagonal.

A1 8
circle left 4 places with couple on your left diagonal
8
1st neighbors do si do once
A2 2
1st neighbors pull by right
2
2nd neighbors pull by left
2
3rd neighbors pull by right
6
4th neighbors allemande left once
2
3rd neighbors pull by right
2
2nd neighbors pull by left
B1 16
1st neighbors balance & swing
B2 8
gentlespoons give & take partners to gentlespoon's home side
8
partners swing

Notes from Bob Isaacs: In this crossing of two New England greats, Larry improves a dance written in
his honor by adding the give and take. The very long and good neighbor sequence is allemande L-pull
by R-pull by R-pull by L-pull by L-circle-dosido-pull by R-balance-swing-give and take.
Source: Give and Take, by Larry Jennings.

A Thing of Trust

by: Chris Page

from Allison Miller

formation: improper

A1 6
half poussette - ____ pull partners back then left clockwise
10
neighbors swing
A2 8
long lines forward & back
8
circle left 3 places
B1 6
half poussette - ____ pull neighbors back then left clockwise
10
partners swing
B2 8
ladles chain to neighbor
8
circle right 4 places

Notes from Bob Isaacs: Written on August 7, 2012 as a smushing together of the B2/A1 of "A Sure Thing" and A2/B1 of "Trust," to put both transitions in the same dance. Chris learned to dance and call at Glenside before moving to San Diego a decade ago. This dance has it all; a new transition, good flow into both swings, and the beautiful/circle R/pousette progression.

Tag and Zag

by: Rick Mohr

from Allison Miller

formation: improper

A1 16
neighbors balance & swing
A2 10
down the hall and slide doors
6
up the hall and bend into a ring
B1 8
balance & petronella
8
partners swing
B2 8
circle left 4 places
6
zig left zag right, trailing two catching hands
2
gentlespoons allemande left ½

Sliding doors: trade places as couples, turn alone

Woven Waves

by: Cary Ravitz

from Allison Miller

introduces moves: form a long wave, custom

formation: Improper

A1 16
neighbors balance & swing
A2 8
ladles dance in to a long wave in the center - balance the wave
8
gentlespoons dance in to a long wave in the center - balance the wave (there are interlinked wavy lines)
B1 0
gentlespoons drop left hands, ladles drop right hands, to form
8
facing star counter-clockwise 3 places with ladles putting their right hands in and backing up
8
partners swing
B2 6
circle left 3 places
2
pass through up and down
8
next neighbors do si do once