George is Rettie, Willing, and Able

hook: allemande orbit double progression

by: Dean Snipes

formation: indecent

Twos crossed to start indecent

A1 16
neighbors balance & swing
A2 2
pass through across the set
4
turn alone
8
star right 4 places
2
neighbors pull by right up and down ⁋
B1 8
ladles allemande left once around while the gentlespoons orbit clockwise ½ around
8
partners swing
B2 8
long lines forward & back
2
ladles pull by right ⁋
8
neighbors allemande left 1½

Shared by Emily Rush to the SharedWeight listserv on 2019/02/22.
Hi all,
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.

Love,
Emily

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