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Harrisburg 13 Apr 18

user: Robin Banerji

Table of Contents

  1. Pizza Shop by Yoyo Zhou
  2. Already Taken by Gary Shapiro
  3. You Can Get There From Here by Linda Leslie
  4. Five Long Years by Brian Rinehart
  5. Godspeed You! Blue Megabus by Robin Banerji
  6. Star Step by Robin Banerji
  7. Gallery Place Transfer by Robin Banerji
  8. BREAK

  9. Rocket City Romp by Cis Hinkle
  10. Southern Summer by Cary Ravitz
  11. New Pencils by Robin Banerji
  12. Polymorphous' Reel #1 by Christine Hale
  13. Petronella Stomp by Tom Lehmann

Pizza Shop

by: Yoyo Zhou

light and bouuncy

introduces moves: slice, chain, allemande, swing, down the hall, up the hall, circle

formation: Becket

A1
slice left and straight back
ladles chain
A2
ladles allemande right once
neighbors swing
B1
down the hall and turn as a couple
up the hall and bend into a ring
B2
circle left 3 places
partners swing

Already Taken

by: Gary Shapiro

energetic, with momentum

introduces moves: long lines, right left through, balance the ring

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

You Can Get There From Here

by: Linda Leslie

stompy and wild

introduces moves: Rory O'Moore, ocean wave, progress

formation: improper

Dance starts in short wavy lines: from improper formation, neighbors take right hands, follows take left in the center.

A1
balance & Rory O'Moore right
balance & Rory O'Moore left
A2
neighbors balance & swing
B1
circle left 3 places
partners swing
B2
circle left 3 places and walk forward
to ocean wave & balance the wave for 4 forward and back
progress to new neighbors for 4 by walking forward to a new wave

Five Long Years

by: Brian Rinehart

very different A and B to help dancers

introduces moves: mad robin, hey, meltdown swing

formation: improper

A1
neighbors balance & swing
A2
mad robin, gentlespoons in front for 8
half hey, gentlespoons lead passing by the left, ladles ricochet
B1
partners meltdown swing
B2
mad robin, gentlespoons in front for 8
half hey, gentlespoons lead passing by the left, ladles ricochet

Written for and tested at the 2011 Christmas Country Dance School in Berea, Kentucky

Godspeed You! Blue Megabus

by: Robin Banerji

electric and powerful

introduces moves: roll away, do si do, give & take

formation: improper

Dancers back out into long lines.

A1
long lines forward
gentlespoons roll away next neighbors with a half sashay from left to right
gentlespoons allemande left 1½
A2
partners balance & swing
B1
balance the ring
gentlespoons do si do ½ for 4 to trade places
balance the ring
ladles do si do ½ for 4 to trade places
B2
gentlespoons give & take neighbors
neighbors swing

Star Step

by: Robin Banerji

groovy, chill, heavy feeling in the offbeat

introduces moves: star, gyre, custom

formation: improper

A1
star right 4 places
neighbors swing
A2
ladles chain
circle left 4 places
B1
partners meltdown swing
B2
ladles gyre ½ for 4
ladles give partner left hand for a courtesy turn for 4
star left 3 places

Gallery Place Transfer

by: Robin Banerji

rolling, skipping jig

introduces moves: petronella, custom, promenade

formation: improper

back out into long lines

A1
long lines forward & back
balance & petronella with next neighbors (turn away from current neighbors)
A2
leads in the center push back, follows push back
partners swing
B1
partners promenade
ladles allemande right 1½
B2
neighbors balance & swing

BREAK

Rocket City Romp

by: Cis Hinkle

reels full of pure joy

introduces moves: square through

formation: improper

A1
square through two - neighbors balance & pull by right, then partners pull by left
neighbors swing
A2
long lines forward & back
ladles allemande right 1½
B1
partners balance & swing
B2
ladles chain
square through two - partners balance & pull by right, then neighbors pull by left to new neighbors

Southern Summer

by: Cary Ravitz

double-rhythm, pulsing and hypnotic

introduces moves: allemande orbit, California twirl

formation: improper

A1
neighbors balance & swing
A2
half hey, gentlespoons lead
mad robin, gentlespoons in front for 8
B1
gentlespoons allemande left 1½ around while the ladles orbit clockwise ½ around
partners swing
B2
circle left 3 places
balance the ring
partners California twirl

New Pencils

by: Robin Banerji

super upbeat

introduces moves: box circulate

formation: improper

A1
neighbors allemande left 1½ so leads face out and follows face in
balance & box circulate - ladles cross while gentlespoons loop right
A2
balance & box circulate - gentlespoons cross while ladles loop right
balance & Rory O'Moore right catch shadow in left hand
B1
shadows allemande left 1½ back to neighbor
neighbors swing
B2
ones long swing in the center; end facing down to progress

Polymorphous' Reel #1

by: Christine Hale

"just tell 'em to play their favorite tunes"

introduces moves: custom

formation: improper

A1
neighbors take inside hands, star through to a ring
circle left 4 places
A2
with neighbor, slide along set to shadows
star left 3 places to partner
B1
partners balance & swing
B2
circle left 3 places
neighbors swing

Petronella Stomp

by: Tom Lehmann

rocking hard

formation: Becket

A1
gentlespoons allemande left 1½
neighbors swing
A2
balance & petronella
balance & petronella to a left hand star
B1
star left 4 places
ladles allemande right 1½ with next follow; leads slide left 1 place
B2
partners balance & swing