Say Go to the Do-si-do

by: Michael Fuerst

formation: Becket cw

A1 8
Circle left 3 places
8
neighbors do-si-do 1 1/2, ending with gentlespoons facing in, ladles out, as if for a wavy line along the set, but don't take hands
A2 8
1/2 hey gentlespoons start left shoulder, finish in long waves on opposite side, gentlespoons facing in, neighbor's right hands joined.
8
balance towards and way then away from current neighbor, spin (or slide) past this neighbor to face new neighbor
B1 16
new neighbors balance and swing
B2 8
star left 3 places (putting everyone on side of set they started the dance) then gentlespoons turn turn back over right shoulder
8
partners swing

Some years ago a Chicago contra dancer and columnist for the Chicago Tribune newspaper, Eric Zorn, wrote a column entitled "Say no to the Do-si-do," objecting the the then legislative proposal to denote square dancing as the Illinois state dance. This dance's title plays on that column's title

(composed 11 Dec 1999)

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