Not Quite Fifty

hook: Unique progression along 1/2 diagonal

by: Michael Fuerst

formation: Becket ccw

After dancers have lined up Becket,
1. Introduce dancers to their shadow--person dancing opposite role in couple to gentlespoon's right and ladle's left
2. Have dancers note the couple on the right diagonal as their next neighbors
3. Have ladles note the other ladle in their current foursome +

A1 8
circle left 3 places
neighbors swing
A2 8
ladles chain to partner
ladles start a half hey - rights in center, lefts on ends BUT partners, upon meeting on opposite side, veer right to face shadow
B1 8
star right - hands across - 4 places with shadow.
Gentlespoons exchange places with the gentlespoon in his star, via a right shoulder around 1 1/2 WHILE ladles, via a left shoulder around 1 1/2, exchange places with the ladle across the set in her partner's star (other ladle from original foursome). All dancers now on side of set they started the dance
B2 4
partners balance with handy hand (gentlespoon's left ladle's' right)
partners swing

At the end of B2, dancers might have to look on a slight right diagonal to find their next neighbors.

First danced at the Breaking Up Thanksgiving weekend in November 2001.

Intended as my birthday present to me.

The idea of a progression on a slight diagonal comes from Gene Hubert's dance "Balance and Think"


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