From the Earth to the Moon and a Trip Around It

hook: Named after an 1865 Jules Verne novel

by: Michael Fuerst

formation: Becket CCW

Initially have dancers note couple on right diagonal as first new neighbors, and couple on second right diagonal as second new neighbors. (Make sure to read below about end effects.)

A1 8
right and left through on 1/2 right diagonal (Gentlespoons pull by gentlespoon in their current foursome, ladles pull by ladle in the next foursome, courtesy turn with partner, adjust to face first neighbors.)
right and left through on left 1/2 diagonal (Ladles pull by ladle in their current foursome; gentlespoons pull by gentlespoon in the next foursome, courtesy turn with partner, adjust to face second neighbors.)
A2 8
promenade across, passing second neighbors, and loop to face first neighbors. (Everyone now on side of set opposite from which they started dance.)
ladles allemande right 1 1/2
B1 16
neighbors balance and swing
B2 8
gentlespoons allemande left 1 1/2
partners swing

End effects (what to tell dancers):

  • Dancers will pop out at the ends at least twice.

  • At ends, one dancer in each couple will pull by a ghost during the right and lefts

  • Upon popping out out at end, face across, wait if needed, then promenade and loop even if no couple is across.

  • If out at the end after the promenade, cross set and line up to re-enter the dance on the right 1/2 diagonal

  • For second half of A2, 1/2 hey, ladles start right shoulder, men ricochet, and for first half of B2, 1/2 hey, men start left shoulder, women ricochet

This dance borrows its name from that of an 1865 Jules Verne novel.


user: Michael Fuerst

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