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20171007 Jim Mariah Silver Anniversary

user: Allison Jonjak

Table of Contents

  1. The Wedding Ring Circle Mixer by Erik Hoffman
  2. Down the Aisle by Mariah Fabry
  3. Yo Ho Ho and a Bottle of Sasparilla by Mariah Fabry
  4. Already Taken by Gary Shapiro
  5. The Country of Marriage by Susan Kevra
  6. Mad About You by Jim Hemphill
  7. waltz; cake break

  8. Silver Lining by Jim Hemphill
  9. You and I by Sarah Kaiser
  10. Dance the Love; J or M

  11. Heavenly by Mariah Fabry
  12. Heartbeat Contra by Don Flaherty
  13. Kiss the Bride by Jeffery Spero
  14. Love Sting by Rick Mohr
  15. Kiss the Groom by Rick Mohr

The Wedding Ring Circle Mixer

by: Erik Hoffman

introduces moves: do si do, allemande, balance the ring, swing, promenade, custom

formation: circle mixer

A1
partners do si do once
partners allemande right twice to form a circle wave, gentlespoons face out, ladles face in
A2
balance the ring
partners allemande right ½ for 4 to new wave ladles face out
balance the ring
neighbors allemande left ½ for 4 to meet the next
B1
partners balance & swing
B2
partners promenade the one you swung
ladles turn alone to meet new partner behind them

begin in circle, gent in center facing partner

Down the Aisle

by: Mariah Fabry

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

formation: Becket

A1
down the hall and turn as couples (down the aisle in lines of four)
up the hall and bend into a ring
A2
circle left 3 places
balance the ring
Ones Arch, Twos for 4
B1
neighbors balance & swing new neighbor
B2
ladles allemande right 1½
partners swing

Yo Ho Ho and a Bottle of Sasparilla

by: Mariah Fabry

introduces moves: star promenade, butterfly whirl, chain, star

formation: improper

A1
ladles allemande right 1½ hook elbows
ladles star promenade right ½ scoop your partner (plunder)
butterfly whirl
A2
gentlespoons allemande right 1½ hook elbows
neighbors swing
B1
circle left 3 places
partners swing
B2
ladles chain
star left 4 places ladles look to new neighbor ladle

substitute 'pirates' for gentlespoons and 'wenches' for ladles
allemandes are hook-arm turns

Already Taken

by: Gary Shapiro

Allison calls

introduces moves: long lines, right left through

formation: improper

A1
long lines forward & back
neighbors swing
A2
right left through
ladles allemande right 1½
B1
partners balance & swing
B2
balance the ring
circle left 2 places for 4
ladles chain

Composed Sept 4, 1997

The Country of Marriage

by: Susan Kevra

Allison calls

introduces moves: balance, custom

formation: Becket

A1
circle left 3 places
neighbors do si do once to a short wave
A2
balance the wave
ladles allemande left once for 4
neighbors swing
B1
neighbors promenade
gentlespoons allemande right ¾ for 4 to a fleeting long line
gentlespoons allemande left ½ for 4 immediately with the next
B2
meanwhile ladles slide left to meet partner for a
partners balance & swing

Susan notes "at the end, wait out on side in Becket formation, so the gents can join in on the "zig-zag chain"* in B1. Next round of the dance starts with the couple containing the gents from the allemande Left.

*a la Mary Cay's Reel by David Kaynor

Mad About You

by: Jim Hemphill

introduces moves: mad robin, hey, gyre

formation: improper

A1
mad robin, ladles in front for 8 clockwise
half hey, ladles lead by left, gentlespoons ricochet
A2
partners gyre once
partners swing
B1
half hey, gentlespoons lead by left, ladles ricochet
neighbors swing
B2
right left through
mad robin, gentlespoons in front for 8 counterclockwise

BEFORE CALLING test mad robin direction. In A1, clockwise; in B2, counterclockwise

waltz; cake break

Silver Lining

by: Jim Hemphill

not Jim or Mariah

introduces moves: petronella, square through, slide along set

formation: Becket

A1
circle left 3 places
neighbors swing
A2
balance & petronella
square through two - partners balance & pull by left, then neighbors pull by right
B1
partners balance & swing
B2
slide left along set to new neighbors
ladles allemande right once
butterfly whirl for 6

Written by Jim for his and Mariah's 25th wedding anniversary

You and I

by: Sarah Kaiser

Sarah calls

introduces moves: gyre meltdown

formation: Becket

A1
ladles chain
half hey, ladles lead
A2
neighbors gyre meltdown
B1
circle right 4 places
gentlespoons allemande left 1½
B2
partners gyre meltdown for 14
slide left along set to new neighbors to ladles chain

Dance the Love; J or M

Heavenly

by: Mariah Fabry

introduces moves: custom, give & take

formation: improper

A1
circle left 4 places
star left 4 places
A2
ladles reach under star for 4
ladles take partners to ladles' side with underarm turn
partners swing
B1
ladles allemande right 1½
neighbors swing
B2
balance & petronella
balance & petronella and a little bit more to new neighbor

Heartbeat Contra

by: Don Flaherty

Dale calls

introduces moves: California twirl

formation: improper

A1
balance & petronella
balance & petronella
A2
balance the ring
neighbors swing for 12
B1
ladles gyre 1½
partners swing
B2
circle left 3 places
partners balance
partners California twirl

Kiss the Bride

by: Jeffery Spero

John calls

introduces moves: pass through

formation: improper

A1
neighbors do si do once
neighbors swing
A2
long lines forward & back
ladles allemande left 1½
B1
partners gyre meltdown
B2
partners promenade
circle left 3 places for 6
pass through

Love Sting

by: Rick Mohr

Love Stings; Dale Calls

introduces moves: custom

formation: Becket

A1
down the hall for 6
center gent "right hand high, left hand low" for ladles to trade places for 4 - end gentlespoon turn alone
up the hall and bend into a ring for 6
A2
balance the ring
neighbors swing for 12
B1
long lines forward & back
right diagonal ladles chain to shadow
B2
star left 4 places
partners swing

star to partner swing - find partner in adjacent star

Kiss the Groom

by: Rick Mohr

Optional, Allison

introduces moves: roll away

formation: Becket

A1
long lines forward
ladles roll away partners with a half sashay
long lines forward
gentlespoons roll away partners with a half sashay
A2
gentlespoons allemande left ¾ for 4 to momentary long wave of men
gentlespoons allemande right ¾ for 4
neighbors swing on left diagonal
B1
right left through
ladles allemande right ¾ for 4 to momentary long wave of women
ladles allemande left ¾ for 4
B2
partners long swing

Double-progression. (Be ready at ends!)

A wedding gift for my friends Ethan Hazzard-Watkins and Anna Patton. (At the end of their excellent self-uniting ceremony, Ethan said to Anna "You may kiss the groom!")

At the start of A2, dancers should spot their next neighbor on the left diagonal so the men know who to aim for.