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20180505 Caller's Choice with Boney Goat String Band

user: Allison Jonjak

Table of Contents

  1. Fairport Harbor pass through B2 by Paul Balliet
  2. Train Delay by Maia McCormick
  3. United We Dance by Bob Isaacs
  4. Monday by Jim Hemphill
  5. John Coffman

  6. Kathy Coffman

  7. Bob Green

  8. waltz

  9. John Coffman

  10. Kathy Coffman

  11. Dale calls a new dance with medium difficulty. Unusual, out-of-set move

  12. Wade Pearson, a square

  13. Parkay: Ode to a Dance Floor by Jim Hemphill
  14. waltz

  15. Keith Tuxhorn

Fairport Harbor pass through B2

by: Paul Balliet

Allison

introduces moves: allemande, promenade, turn alone, meltdown swing, chain, pass through, swing

formation: Becket

A1 8
gentlespoons allemande left 1½ same two
8
neighbors promenade along the set on the right counterclockwise big oval
A2 2
ladles turn alone over their right shoulder
14
next neighbors meltdown swing
B1 8
neighbors promenade along the set on the right home (til across from partner)
8
ladles chain to partner
B2 4
pass through across the set
12
partners swing

Obsoleted by http://contradb.com/dances/504

During the pass through, have the gentlespoons walk ahead of their partner. This improves the transition into the swing.

Paul Balliet notes: The idea to progress in a promenade came from Gene Hubert's dance, "Gang of Four." I first called this at the 1993(?) "Balance and Swim," a favorite dance party thrown by Charlotte and Rich Cobos in West Virginia.

Fairport Harbor lies east of Cleveland along Lake Erie.

Russel Owen Notes:
Teaching tip (especially helpful for less experienced dancers): while dancers are swinging their new neighbor, mention that if you have your partner then you are about to be out. Otherwise such couples may attempt to join the ladies chain.

Calling tip: remind the dancers who are out to join the promenade. It can be difficult to recover if a couple forgets.

This dance is from American Country Dances On Line
http://www.quiteapair.us/calling/acdol/dance/acd_52.html

Train Delay

by: Maia McCormick

Allison

introduces moves: slide along set, circle, star, box the gnat, do si do

formation: Becket

Shadow is next to you.

A1 2
slide left along set to new neighbors
6
circle left 3 places
8
neighbors swing
A2 8
ladles chain
8
star left 4 places
B1 8
shadows balance & box the gnat
8
shadows do si do 1½
B2 16
partners balance & swing

In the second half of B1, pull by R at the start of the do-si-do for some extra momentum.

Written on a stuck train to Princeton, NJ, late 2014, and first called March 2015 in Silver Spring, MD.

United We Dance

by: Bob Isaacs

introduces moves: Rory O'Moore

formation: improper

start long wavy lines with gentlespoons facing out

A1 8
balance & Rory O'Moore right
8
balance & Rory O'Moore left
A2 16
neighbors balance & swing
B1 8
circle left 3 places
8
partners swing
B2 8
ladles chain
8
star left 4 places

Monday

by: Jim Hemphill

introduces moves: right left through

formation: improper

A1 8
neighbors allemande right 1½
8
gentlespoons allemande left 1½
A2 16
partners meltdown swing
B1 8
circle left 3 places
8
neighbors swing
B2 8
right left through
8
star left 4 places to new neighbor

John Coffman

Kathy Coffman

Bob Green

waltz

John Coffman

Kathy Coffman

Dale calls a new dance with medium difficulty. Unusual, out-of-set move

Wade Pearson, a square

Parkay: Ode to a Dance Floor

by: Jim Hemphill

Martha Edwards

introduces moves: custom, balance, long lines

formation: Becket ccw

A1 8
right left through
8
star left 3 places
A2 0
gentlespoons step into a long wave in the center
4
balance
4
gentlespoons allemande right ½
8
next neighbors swing
B1 8
long lines forward & back
8
ladles allemande right 1½
B2 16
partners balance & swing

Jim Hemphill notes: notes:
In A2 the neighbor swing tends to end with couples "saw toothed" so during the long lines in B1 couples can shift slightly to the left to re-align across from their partner.
When waiting out at the ends, have the lady on the left and gent on the right.

Written in honor of the late, loose parquet floor at the Contra Hilton, home of Bob Green, Martha Edwards, and many a calling party.

first published at: http://dancevideos.childgrove.org/contra/contra-modern/539-parkay-ode-to-a-dance-floor-by-jim-hemphill-ccw-becket

waltz

Keith Tuxhorn