Maybe You Should Write An Easy Dance

by: Michael Fuerst

formation: Becket cw

After lining up, have dancers note the couple on the left diagonal as new neighbors.

A1 8
promenade across the set, and shift ccw around set to face new neighbors
Forward in long lines and while coming back, roll away with partner on side of set. Gentlespoons look right, ladles left to note their shadow.
A2 16
Circle left 3/4 with shadow, neighbor (and shadow's neighbor), and swing neighbor on side of set on which the gentlespoons started the dance.
B1 8
Ladles chain to shadow (quickly)
1/2 hey, ladles start right shoulders, upon passing shadow by left on opposite side of set, turn left and step along set to meet partner.
B2 16
Partners swing, preceding balance optional. (Read * note below)

(*) B1 really takes 18-20 counts. So tell dancers that partners will have time for either a swing of medium length or for a balance and short swing. Each couple will, based on the music's speed, determine how to spend their B2 time together

(Composed 1990)

Named after Kathy Anderson's suggestion, after I tested this at her callers' workshop during Winter Dance Week, 1991, at the John C. Campbell School in Brasstown NC. First called on Sunday February 16, 1992 to an unsuspecting group of very experienced dancers during Knoxville's annual dance weekend.

Having mentally tagged this dance as difficult, this dance remained unused until August 2012, when reviewing my dances, this one now appeared quite straightforward for experienced dancers. So I called it without difficulty at the Sugar Hill dance weekend outside of Bloomington IN later that month. Due to all the new choreography since 2000 or so, dances once considered difficult, today are quite straightforward for experienced dancers.


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