With Thanks to the Gene

hook: corner right left through to propagate skill

by: Tom Hinds

formation: improper

A1 16
neighbors balance & swing
A2 8
right left through
ladles chain
B1 6
ladles gyre once
partners swing
B2 8
long lines forward & back
gentlespoons allemande left 1½
gentlespoons turn alone to face new neighbor ⁋

Author's Notes:
In many dances, the dancers do a right and left through with their partners. Beginners who dance together often repeat the same mistakes, especially when doing the courtesy turn in a right and left through. Therefore, this dance was written so that the dancers courtesy turn with their corner.
The dance is named after Gene Hubert, a caller who now lives in Greensboro, North Carolina. The title, "Thanks to the Gene", is a takeoff on the contra written in honor of Ralph Page called "With Thanks to the Dean". Ralph Page was instrumental in preserving and reviving contra dances for the many years that he called.

Editor's Notes:
At the end of B2 the gentlespoons turn around to face a new neighbor. This is very satisfying if the gentlespoons give each other a slight push. I often demonstrate this.

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