Allen Ortep's First Contra

hook: First dance ever written with an Allen Ortep shift

by: Michael Fuerst

formation: Becket ccw

A1 8
star left - wrist grip - 4 places
8
right diagonal right left through (pull by 2nd neighbors and finish facing 3rd neighbors)
A2 8
long lines forward and on the way back ladles roll in front of gentlespoons with a half sashe. (Gentlespoons now to right of their partners.)
8
circle right 3 places and pass neighbor 3 by left to face neighbor 2
B1 16
balance and swing (with neighbor 2)
B2 8
Allen Ortep shift (balance in a circle, then move as an individual to the left one place in the circle while optionally twirling)
8
partners swing

Those unfamiliar with the famous dance composer Allen Ortep,
should spell his name backwards

Alternatives for B2 are
Gentlespoons allemande left 1 1/2, partners swing, or
Star left 3/4, gentlespoons turn back, partners swing

(Composed February 1998)

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