Goody One Shoe

hook: Intermediate diamond formation

by: Rick Mohr

formation: Becket

Form full hands fours to avoid end effects.

A1 8
ladles dance in to a long wave in the center - balance the wave
4
ladles Rory O'More right and one quarter more - form a diamond, not with partners; ladles in center and gentlespoons at the sides
4
balance the diamond
A2 4
petronella - gentlespoons turn 1/4 more
4
gentlespoons form a long wave in the center - balance the wave
4
gentlespoons Rory O'More right and 1/4 more - form a diamond, with partner; gentlespoons in center and ladles at the sides
4
balance the diamond
B1 4
gentlespoons allemande left ¾
12
neighbors start a hey - rights on ends, lefts in center - until partners meet the second time (neighbors, ladles, partners, gentlespoons, neighbors, ladles)
B2 16
partners meltdown swing

http://rickmohr.net/Contra/Dances.asp#GoodyOneShoe:

Micah Smukler invented the cool "waves to diamonds" sequence for his dance Goody Two Shoes; I hope this somewhat simpler dance gives it wider circulation. With a couple relaxed walkthroughs most dancers get it well.

I encourage dancers to form sets with a full circle at the bottom, eliminating end effects throughout this double-progression dance.

You could do a balance and swing in B2 instead of the gypsy and swing, but I thought the dance might have enough balances already.

Video: George Marshall & Wild Asparagus at a 2011 Guiding Star Grange contra, Greenfield MA

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