Beauty and the Bees

by: John Coffman

formation: improper

A1 16
neighbors balance & swing
A2 7
circle left 4 places
turn alone to next neighbors
circle left 4 places with next neighbors
B1 2
turn alone to Original neighbors
circle left 3 places with Original neighbors
partners swing
B2 8
long lines forward & back
ladles chain - look away toward next neighbors

A2/B1 Circle Left, with Next Circle Right, Back to First neighbors Circle Left: After the circle left 1X, you are on the side of the set with your neighbor, and your partner is across the set from you. Now, you have one hand with your neighbor - take that hand and give it to your partner. Keep that hand as you turn to face your new neighbors, and make a ring with them. [Using this technique, dancers will be compelled to turn toward their partner as they make the transition.]

Bob Green came up with the title for this dance.

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