The Queen Bee

hook: Ricochet hey, Rory O'More

by: Adam Carlson

formation: improper

A1 16
neighbors balance & swing
A2 16
ladles start a full hey - rights in center, lefts on ends - gentlespoons ricochet first time, gentlespoons ricochet second time - end in waves with ladles taking right hands in the center, neighbor in left hands
B1 4
balance the wave - right then left
ladles slide right to partner
partners swing
B2 6
circle left 3 places
pass through ⁋
next neighbors do si do once

I wrote this dance in 1999 before ricochet heys were a thing for a graduation party for Margriet Dogterom. I can’t lay claim to inventing the move, as I’m sure other dances had it before this one, but I certainly never saw the move before I created it. I might be able to claim credit for popularizing it, as this dance made the rounds and shortly after, I started to see a lot of dances with ricochet heys. Now ricochet's are so popular they're a built-in option on

This dance is dedicated to Margriet Dogterom who got her Ph.D. in Bee Ecology in the Summer of 1999.


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