On the Rebound

hook: neighbor catch ladle from ricochet

by: Bob Isaacs and Chris Weiler

formation: Becket

demonstrate an arm raise that avoids whacks

A1 8
left diagonal ladles chain
8
long lines forward & back
A2 6
circle left 3 places
2
pass through past shadow ⁋
8
partners allemande right 1½ until gentlespoons face in
B1 8
gentlespoons start a half hey - lefts in center, rights on ends - ladles ricochet
8
neighbors swing
B2 8
gentlespoons allemande left 1½
8
partners swing

Chris notes: Written June 17th, 2007. At a fundraising dance for the Concord Scout House, Bob offered as a silent auction item to write a dance for the winning bidder. I won the item and suggested that we write a dance together. After a productive session where we wrote many dances from the two fragments I brought to the table, the end result was "Give the Scout a Hand" and "On the Rebound".

This cool part of this dance is when the ladles are backing up from the ricochet, the neighbor gentlespoon can put his hand on her left shoulder and "catch" her into the swing. The ladle must raise her left arm to put it over gentlespoon's shoulder without giving him a whack across the face. I've found demonstrating this with a group of experienced dancers helps quite a bit.

http://caller.chrisweiler.ws/dances.htm#ontherebound

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