Equinox

hook: Alternating corners for same role people

by: Jim Kitch

formation: Sawtooth CW

A1 6
circle left 3 places
10
neighbors swing
A2 6
circle left 3 places
2
slide left along set one person so the larks are facing larks and the ravens are facing ravens
8
long lines forward & back
B1 16
ravens or larks turn Contra corners, end with opposite ravens/larks passing each other to partners
B2 16
partners balance & swing, face next neighbors on slight left diagonal

Perhaps better taught as Becket, but more properly considered sawtooth based on the positioning at the end of the partner swings. The passings at the end of the Contra corners feel different for the larks vs the ravens; the larks can "cheat" slightly and pass the next lark rather than the one they did the allemande right with while the ravens seem to be required to pass the one with whom they did the allemande right in order to get back to their partners. An interesting result, though I'm not sure if this distinction actually exists or if it's simply a matter of a relatively small sample size and the ravens can do the same "cheating" to get back to their partners.

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