Alex is Where?

hook: Double half heys, with ladles in lead

by: Michael Fuerst

formation: Becket ccw

A1 8
long lines forward & back
ladles chain to neighbor
A2 8
1/2 hey, ladles start right shoulders, upon facing neighbor veer to right to face new (2nd) neighbor
With these new (second) neighbors, 1/2 hey ladles start left shoulders, and when facing 2nd neighbor veer left to face 3rd end facing a third neighbor.
B1 8
left shoulder s around the 3rd
swing the 2nd neighbor
B2 16
circle left 3 places, partners swing

Teaching Hints:
(1) Once dancers have lined up, have them note the couple on the right diagonal as
their next neighbors, and the couple on the next further right diagonal as
their third neighbors.
(2) When teaching the 1/2 heys, tell dancers that each half hey consists of
ladles passing [right/left] shoulders, partner passing [left/right],
then gentlespoons passing [right/left].
(3) At ends, dancers face in as they normally would for an improper dance

This a more straightforward variant of "Where's Alex?".
Here the ladles, rather than the gentlespoons, start the half heys


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