The Birds are the Words (CW)

hook: Shadow hey to partners meltdown swing

by: Nicholas Rockstroh

formation: Becket cw

Identify shadow in the hand not holding your partner

A1 8
long lines forward & back
star left 3 places
A2 8
mad robin, gentlespoons in front, look for next neighbors
star right 3 places with next neighbors, and look for shadows
B1 8
shadows allemande left 1½
gentlespoons start a half hey - rights in center, lefts on ends - and look for partners
B2 16
partners meltdown swing

Dedicated to Liz Burkhart from Cincinnati, OH in honor of her work in promoting gender-neutral dancing there. Medley with the CCW version of this dance by replacing one of the long lines with a slice in the desired direction of progression (left if starting from CW, right if starting from CCW).


user: Nicholas Rockstroh

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