hook: allemande orbit double progression
by: Dean Snipes
Twos crossed to start indecent
neighbors balance & swing
pass through across the set
star right 4 places
neighbors pull by right up and down ⁋
ladles allemande left once around while the gentlespoons orbit clockwise ½ around
long lines forward & back
ladles pull by right ⁋
neighbors allemande left 1½
Shared by Emily Rush to the SharedWeight listserv on 2019/02/22.
George Rettie, the NC dancer in the yellow ruler suspenders, passed away unexpectedly this week. He'd been dancing since at least the 1980's, and it was a rare dance that he didn't attend. He was always the first to volunteer (and did, more hours than I can count), personally thanked the musicians and callers, danced with beginners, dipped everyone beautifully and frequently, flirted with us all, could call one dance (Gene Hubert's "A Nice Combination"), brought his children into the dance community, and was a favorite partner to many, many dancers.
Myra, Adina, and JoLaine are calling a dance that Dean Snipes wrote for George some years ago. If you're calling sometime soon and are so moved, I would like to invite you to call it too. If you're dancing, I hope you'll go up to the stage and thank the musicians and callers, welcome the beginners, and have an extra-good time.