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CDSS 2017 American Week Dance Exchange

user: Allison Jonjak

Table of Contents

  1. Pete's Dark Roast by Andy Shore
  2. Climate Change's Reel by Ron T. Blechner
  3. Marshmallows in Flight by Rich Goss
  4. A Ravitzingly Rosy Recombination by Tavi Merrill
  5. Galena by Jo Mortland
  6. from Marjorie Matthews

  7. Are You 'Most Done by Russell Owen
  8. Boys From Urbana by John Coffman
  9. The Big Bicep by Jim Hemphill
  10. Roll, Roll, Roll Your Beau by Dale Wilson
  11. XYZ by Bob Green
  12. Cup of Joe by Sarah Kaiser
  13. Leap of Faith by Bob Isaacs
  14. Easily Led Lad by Jim Hemphill
  15. Sleeping With The Hounds by John Coffman
  16. from Lucia Watson

  17. from Lucia Watson

  18. from Lucia Watson

  19. from Donna Hunt

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

formation: improper

A1
partners balance & swing
A2
long lines forward & back
ladles do si do once to ladles face out long waves (RH to N)
B1
balance the wave
balance & box circulate - gentlespoons cross while ladles loop right for 4
partners swing
B2
circle left 3 places
balance the ring
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
balance the ring
gentlespoons roll away neighbors with a half sashay along
balance the ring
gentlespoons roll away partners with a half sashay across
A2
neighbors balance & swing
B1
gentlespoons give & take partners for 4
partners swing for 12
B2
circle left 3 places
balance the ring
partners California twirl

A Ravitzingly Rosy Recombination

by: Tavi Merrill

from Andy Shore

introduces moves: chain, custom, pass by

formation: Becket

A1
long lines forward & back
ladles chain
A2
circle right 1 place for 4 ladles lead
turn away for 4
neighbors swing your new neighbor
B1
circle left 3 places for 6
partners pass by right shoulders along the set
shadows do si do once
B2
partners balance & swing

*Identify shadow beside you in original Becket

Galena

by: Jo Mortland

from Marjorie Matthews

introduces moves: custom, Rory O'Moore

formation: improper REVERSE PROGRESSION

A1
short wave ladles hold left hands in center
balance & Rory O'Moore right
balance & Rory O'Moore left
A2
neighbors allemande right ½ for 4
walk to next neighbor for 2 1s up, 2s down
neighbors swing for 10
B1
circle left 3 places
partners swing
B2
circle left 3 places
neighbors do si do once to wave with ladles in center

from Marjorie Matthews

Are You 'Most Done

by: Russell Owen

from Marjorie Matthews

introduces moves: star, hey

formation: Becket

A1
gentlespoons allemande left 1½
neighbors swing
A2
long lines forward & back
star left 3 places 7/8 around til gents face next gent on diagonal
B1
right diagonal hey, gentlespoons lead
B2
gentlespoons allemande right ¾ To meet partner, ladles walk to meet
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
circle left 3 places
zig zag left then right, trailing two catching hands
gentlespoons allemande left ½ for 2
A2
neighbors balance & swing
B1
long lines forward & back
ladles allemande right 1½
B2
partners balance & swing

The Big Bicep

by: Jim Hemphill

from Laurie Pietravalle

introduces moves: ocean wave, pull by dancers

formation: Becket

A1
circle left 3 places
to ocean wave ladles by the left in the center
balance forward & back; step forward
A2
neighbors allemande right ½ for 3 (next neighbor)
gentlespoons allemande left ½ for 2
ladles allemande left ½ for 3 (double swing through)
neighbors swing
B1
gentlespoons allemande left 1½
partners pull by right across
ladles allemande left once for 6
B2
partners balance & swing

Roll, Roll, Roll Your Beau

by: Dale Wilson

from Allison Jonjak

introduces moves: progress

formation: Becket

A1
right left through
ladles chain
A2
balance the ring
gentlespoons roll away partners with a half sashay across
gentlespoons roll away neighbors with a half sashay up and down
progress to new neighbors
gentlespoons roll away neighbors with a half sashay up and down
B1
neighbors balance & swing same new neighbor
B2
circle left 3 places
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
ladles allemande right 1½
partners swing
A2
ladles chain
long lines forward & back
B1
pull by left across the set for 4 - partner
pull by right diagonal for 4
pull by left diagonal for 4
pull by right diagonal for 4
B2
pull by right across the set for 4 - same dancer
pull by left diagonal for 4
pull by right diagonal for 4
pull by left diagonal for 4 - partner
progress to new neighbors - ladles see new ladles

Cup of Joe

by: Sarah Kaiser

from Allison Jonjak

introduces moves: slide along set

formation: Becket

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

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

Start short R hand waves (Ladles L in middle, N in R)

Easily Led Lad

by: Jim Hemphill

from Lisa Greenleaf

introduces moves: pass through, gyre star

formation: Becket

A1
slide left along set to new neighbors
ladles chain for 6
half hey, ladles lead by right
A2
neighbors balance & swing
B1
long lines forward & back
pass through for 4
neighbors California twirl
B2
gyre star clockwise 3 places with ladles putting their left hands in and backing up
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
circle left 3 places for 6
pass through
ladles allemande left once around while the gentlespoons orbit clockwise ½ around to partner
A2
partners allemande right ½ for 4
gentlespoons allemande left ½ for 4
neighbors swing
B1
ladles chain
star left 4 places, hands across, for 6
ladles turn out for 2
B2
partners gyre once
partners swing

from Lucia Watson

from Lucia Watson

from Lucia Watson

from Donna Hunt