hook: Orbit mixed with ladies chain

by: Chris Page

formation: Becket ccw

A1 8
long lines forward & back
ladles chain
A2 6
ladles allemande right once around while the gentlespoons orbit counter clockwise ½ around [1]
partners courtesy turn to face across (ID next neighbors on left diagonal) [2]
partners promenade (looping wide left on courtesy turn) [3] ⁋
B1 8
star left - hands across - 3 places, ladles drop out on home side [4]
gentlespoons allemande left 1½
B2 16
partners meltdown swing

  1. In tight quarters, it helps if men from other sets intersect by passing each other by left shoulders.
  2. There's a courtesy turn after the orbit. Think of this plus the orbit as a bizarre ladies chain variant.
  3. The progression happens here. Promenade across, and in the courtesy turn loop a little further counterclockwise around the major set to face N2.
  4. Women drop out on their original side.

It's possible to include a neighbor swing -- just convert the A1 into circle left 3/4, neighbor swing. But then the transition into the women allemande/orbit will require finessing -- men need to assist their neighbor into the middle, and use that same assist to shift backwards and to the right.

Videos: (#1) (#2) (#3)


user: Chet Gray

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