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Table of Contents

  1. Valerie

  2. Airpants by Lisa Greenleaf
  3. Valerie

  4. Frederich Reel by Tom Hinds
  5. Valerie

  6. November Night by Jim Hemphill
  7. Valerie

  8. Bowl of Cherries by Sue Rosen
  9. Valerie

  10. Hay in the Barn by Chart Guthrie
  11. Waltz

Valerie

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.

Valerie

Frederich Reel

by: Tom Hinds

introduces moves: down the hall, up the hall

formation: improper

A1
long lines forward & back
ladles allemande left 1½
A2
partners balance & swing
B1
down the hall and turn as couples
up the hall and bend into a ring
B2
circle left 3 places
neighbors swing

Bradley Smith Notes: The first time through the dance, the Ladies Allemande Left in A1 is with the couple that you start the dance with. Every time after that, the Ladies have to look to the right to find the next Lady to Allemande. It's a very simple progression that just requires reminding the Ladies to look for the next Lady in line after the Forward and Back

Valerie

November Night

by: Jim Hemphill

introduces moves: do si do, promenade, progress

formation: improper

A1
gentlespoons do si do once
ladles allemande left 1½
A2
partners balance & swing
B1
gentlespoons allemande left 1½
neighbors swing
B2
neighbors promenade
long lines forward & back
progress to new neighbors

Bradley Smith Notes:
The first time through the dance, the gents do-si-do in A1 is with the couple that you start the dance with. Every time after that, the gents have to look to the left to find the next gent to do-si-do. It's a very simple progression that just requires reminding Gents that they must look to the left every time through the dance after the first to find the next Gent to Do-si-do.

Valerie

Bowl of Cherries

by: Sue Rosen

introduces moves: chain, roll away, cross trails

formation: Duple improper

A1
neighbors do si do once
neighbors swing
A2
neighbors promenade
ladles chain
B1
ladles allemande right once
partners swing
B2
circle left 3 places
gentlespoons roll away neighbors with a half sashay
cross trails - partners across the set right shoulders, neighbors along the set left shoulders

With neighbor along the set Roll away with half sashay (women rolling from left to right)

Valerie

Hay in the Barn

by: Chart Guthrie

introduces moves: hey

formation: improper

A1
neighbors balance & swing
A2
ladles chain
half hey, ladles lead
B1
partners balance & swing
B2
ladles chain
half hey, ladles lead to new neighbor

Waltz