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Walking on Air

hook: all-moving symmetrical flow

by: Rick Mohr

formation: Becket

A1 4
pass through across the set
4
partners California twirl
8
mad robin, gentlespoons in front
A2 8
circle left 4 places
8
ladles chain
B1 8
mad robin, ladles in front
8
circle right 4 places
B2 8
zig left zag right to home side, across from next neighbor ⁋
8
partners swing

"An all-moving dance with good flow and symmetry—gentlespoons lead a clockwise Mad Robin (eyes on neighbor) into circle left, then ladles lead a counter-clockwise Mad Robin (eyes on partner) into circle right.
After the A1 California twirl, gentlespoons are moving forward and can smoothly step in front to start the Mad Robin. But some gentlespoons on autopilot use their left hand instead of their right hand to twirl their partner, making for an awkward transition. To help avoid that mistake I say in the walkthrough "Pass through across and stay facing out. Take your partner's near hand (gentlespoons, that's your right) and trade places—gentlespoons to the outside and ladles to the inside under the arch."

Gentlespoons lead the B2 zig right (partners are on the "wrong" side of each other); ladles then lead the zag left and have a nice opportunity to pull into the partner swing after crossing in front of new neighbors. For my friend Cindy Visness, college bagpipe buddy and heartful dancer in Chapel Hill, NC."

User: Allison Jonjak

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