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Olympia.Jigsaw.04.07.18

user: Isaac Banner

Table of Contents

  1. Airpants by Lisa Greenleaf
  2. The Baby Rose by David Kaynor
  3. Rock Creek Reel by David Harris
  4. Once More With Feeling by Isaac Banner
  5. United We Dance by Bob Isaacs
  6. Butter by Gene Hubert
  7. Waltz / Break

  8. Last Hey by Isaac Banner
  9. Double Your Fun by Bob Isaacs
  10. Tom's Queue-less Carousel by Tom Hinds / Isaac Banner
  11. Lanny's Back by Erik Weberg
  12. Three Klicks North by Isaac Banner
  13. Simplicity Swing by Becky Hill
  14. Waltz

Airpants

by: Lisa Greenleaf

introduces moves: swing, long lines, allemande, circle, 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.

The Baby Rose

by: David Kaynor

introduces moves: do si do, chain, star

formation: improper

A1
neighbors balance & swing
A2
circle left 3 places
partners do si do once
B1
partners balance & swing
B2
ladles chain
star left 4 places to new neighbor

Rock Creek Reel

by: David Harris

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

formation: improper

A1
Gentlespoons step into the center for 4
balance long waves of gentlespoons
Gentlespoons back out, ladles into the center for 4
balance long waves of ladles
A2
ladles allemande right once
partners swing and end facing down
B1
down the hall and turn as a couple
up the hall and bend into a ring
B2
circle left 3 places
neighbors swing

Once More With Feeling

by: Isaac Banner

introduces moves: box the gnat, petronella

formation: improper

A1
neighbors balance right hand
neighbors box the gnat
gentlespoons allemande left 1½
A2
partners balance & swing
B1
circle left 3 places
neighbors swing
B2
balance & petronella
balance & petronella and turn to face new neighbors

United We Dance

by: Bob Isaacs

introduces moves: Rory O'Moore

formation: improper

start long wavy lines with gentlespoons facing out

A1
balance & Rory O'Moore right
balance & Rory O'Moore left
A2
neighbors balance & swing
B1
circle left 3 places
partners swing
B2
ladles chain
star left 4 places

Butter

by: Gene Hubert

Replace the circle with a ladles allemande right

introduces moves: slide along set, hey

formation: Becket

A1
slide left along set to new neighbors
circle left 3 places
neighbors swing
A2
long lines forward & back
ladles chain
B1
hey, ladles lead
B2
partners balance & swing

Waltz / Break

Last Hey

by: Isaac Banner

formation: Becket

A1
circle left 3 places
balance the ring
pass through for 4
A2
ladles allemande left 1½ (new ladles)
balance short waves
partners allemande right ¾ for 4
B1
hey, ladles lead
B2
partners balance & swing

Based on Paul Balliet's First Hey, shifted and with one phrase changed. Offers an opening that works much better with a barn-burner of a tune, with a runaway B section. Manages the energy throughout the sequence better than Paul's original dance, in my opinion. At the very least it offers a distinctly more driving and chunky feel compared to the original.

Double Your Fun

by: Bob Isaacs

formation: Becket

A1
down the hall and turn as a couple
up the hall and bend into a ring
A2
circle left 3 places for 6
pass through
next neighbors do si do 1¼ into a short wave
B1
balance & Rory O'Moore right
balance & Rory O'Moore left and ladies slide to P
B2
partners balance & swing and end facing down

Tom's Queue-less Carousel

by: Tom Hinds / Isaac Banner

introduces moves: slice, meltdown swing

formation: Becket

A1
slice left and straight back and gents pull neighbor
neighbors swing
A2
circle left 3 places
partners allemande right 1½
B1
hey, gentlespoons lead left shoulder
B2
partners meltdown swing

Becket-ized version of Tom Hinds' The Carousel, but without the chunky feeling of long lines forward and back (technically the slice is almost lines forward/back, but dancers can ooze it a bit more, especially since it's a slice and take).

Queue-less, not clueless, because this time The Carousel has no lines. Unlike my program, which at the time had 5 LLFB and one just had to go.

Lanny's Back

by: Erik Weberg

Replace the give/take with a circle 3/4

introduces moves: give & take, pass by, California twirl

formation: improper

A1
neighbors meltdown swing
A2
gentlespoons give & take partners
partners swing
B1
balance the ring
ladles pass by right shoulders for 4
balance the ring
gentlespoons pass by right shoulders for 4
B2
balance & petronella
balance the ring
partners California twirl

While the A section is pretty variable and the B section, with its iconic swaps across the ring, is what identifies any "Lanny's" dance, I believe this is the original version of the dance. At the very least, it's the version I last heard Erik call.

Three Klicks North

by: Isaac Banner

introduces moves: right left through, mad robin

formation: Becket

Written for a dancer who lived too far away.

A1
right left through
circle left 3 places for 6
partners California twirl for 2
A2
circle left 2 places
neighbors swing
B1
long lines forward & back
mad robin, gentlespoons in front for 8
B2
gentlespoons pass by left shoulders
partners meltdown swing for 0 and swing

Simplicity Swing

by: Becky Hill

formation: improper

A1
neighbors balance & swing
A2
circle left 3 places
partners swing
B1
long lines forward & back
ladles chain to neighbor
B2
star left 4 places
next neighbors do si do once

Waltz