Poetry in Motion

hook: smooth give & takes

by: Lisa Greenleaf

formation: improper

A1 8
star right 4 places
neighbors allemande right 1¼
A2 8
next neighbors gyre left shoulders once
neighbors swing original neighbor
B1 8
gentlespoons give & take partners
partners swing
B2 8
ladles chain to neighbor
star left 4 places ⁋

Bob Isaacs notes: The give and take figure originated from Larry Jennings, the great caller and writer from Boston. End the neighbor swing in shoulder/waist position, take two steps forward, and the gentlespoons take their partner’s hand and lead her to his side for a swing. Some “hard-to-get” playfulness usually goes along with this. In this dance the figure is a good alternative to circle L ¾, and in other dances can go to either side of the set.

This smooth-flowing dance was written by one top caller for the marriage of two other outstanding callers, Linda Leslie and Bob Golder, all of whom are from eastern Massachusetts.


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