Begging for a Dance var.

by: Don Flaherty

formation: improper

A1 4
long lines forward
ladles roll away neighbors on the way back
ladles allemande right 1½
A2 16
partners balance & swing
B1 8
gentlespoons allemande left 1½
neighbors start a half hey - rights on ends, lefts in center
B2 16
neighbors balance & swing ⁋

Originally titled "Three's a Grumble", this is close enough to Don's dance to just chalk it up as a variation. The original right & left through to a gentlespoons allemande doesn't really have great flow, so I prefer this alt B1. Also pretty close to "Patience" by Chris Page but Don's dance has the same roles allemanding when this does, so I went with that dance as the parent. Chris was right, though - the A1 roll away gives the whole thing a bit more zhuzh.

Tom Hinds also wrote "Uncle John's Contra" which is basically the same as all three of the others but look, we can't keep doing this - I know you've read this rant before, let's not go down the same rabbit hole.


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