Anne's Visit

by: Phillippe Callens

formation: Proper

A1 8
long lines forward & back
partners do si do once
A2 8
star right 4 places
star left 4 places
B1 8
down the hall and turn alone
up the hall and bend into a ring
B2 8
circle left 4 places
partners two-hand turn ⁋

First published in "From a Belgian Yankee Caller".

Author's Notes:
In order to easily re-start the dance, dancers should let go of hands in time to re-form the lines.
The origin of this dance goes back several years. In November 1982, I realized I didn't have an appropriate dance to use with beginners as a first exposure to contras. At that time, I wanted a flowing sequence (not just a dull drill) in a proper formation to avoid the cross-over at the top and bottom of the set. I then wrote a dance to suit this purpose, but found that it was much too complicated for beginners. After having made several changes, I discussed the topic and exchanged interesting ideas with Anne Tempelmann (Witten, Germany) on April 5, 1987. Four days later, "Anne's Visit" was the final result of a long search.
Although I may not use it any longer as a first exposure to contra dancing, this easy, all-moving routine works well with inexperienced dancers.

This dance is from William Watson's mirror of American Country Dances On Line
All rights reserved by the author; used by permission.
Added to database 6/4/2000; edited by Russell Owen


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