Rollin' Outta Barstow

hook: Ricochet to roll away

by: Chris Page

formation: improper

A1 16
neighbors meltdown swing
A2 12
gentlespoons start a hey - lefts in center, rights on ends - until gentlespoons meet the second time - gentlespoons ricochet second time
gentlespoons roll away neighbors with a half sashay (roll from left to right) [2]
B1 6
mad robin, gentlespoons in front (clockwise around neighbor) [3]
gentlespoons pass by right shoulders straight across set to partner [4]
partners swing
B2 8
ladles chain
star left 4 places ⁋

[1] This first is a normal half hey. Then as men step back into the center, they ricochet while the women loop around, getting ready for the next figure. (If the men didn't ricochet, this would count as a 3/4 hey with 5 passes.)
Men ricochet: Men, the second time they reach the center, extend both hands to each other and push off each other, going backwards and to their right. At this point all are facing across, next to their neighbor, with man on the right, woman on the left.
[2] To help the transition into this, men should keep their hands out after they ricochet. As women loop around, they can catch the man's left hand in their right hand. The momentum of the hey should flow directly into the roll away.
[3] A mad robin is a sideways do-si-do, men starting in front of their neighbor.
This mad robin is meant to be done quickly, in six steps. The other two steps are used up by men crossing the set.
[4] Men quickly go straight across the set. It's a bonus if women continue the flow of the mad robin by shifting slightly to their left, but that detail's likely not worth teaching.

Written for Steve Hoskinson (of Barstow, CA), winner of the auction dance raffle at Harvest Moon, Santa Barbara, 2013.


user: Chet Gray

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