hook: square patter, star through and arch with three
by: Jim Hemphill
second corners California twirl, pick up ladle two +
circle left 6 places
twos arch ones dive, send ladle one back to partner
partners balance & swing
long lines forward
gentlespoons give & take neighbors
right left through
ones half figure 8 above the twos + ⁋
Jim Hemphill notes:
A1 Gentlespoon 2 take ladle 1's left hand in his right hand, so as a couple you are facing gentlespoon 1, then do a California twirl to face ladle 2, join hands in a circle of three with ladle 2 and circle left once and about a half more then couple 2 arch and send ladle 1 through.
A1 alternate call, 2nd corners are actually doing a move sort of between a California twirl and a star thru from square dance in that they are moving towards each other initially like the square dance star thru. I like the square dance patter and initially wrote A1 as below but changed it because more Contra dancers are familiar with California twirl than star through.
+Jim Hemphill's site lists some patter calls for both the star-through version and the California twirl version: http://www.childgrove.org/mo-dances/jim-hemphill