The Contra Dancer's New Groove

hook: Left and right through

by: Nicholas Rockstroh

formation: improper

A1 8
circle left 4 places
neighbors swing
A2 8
long lines forward & back
left right through
B1 8
gentlespoons allemande left 1½
partners swing
B2 8
ladles chain
circle right 4 places, turn alone to face next neighbors

The is the first and, so far, only dance I've written incorporating a left and right through. After pulling by left across the set the gentlespoons reach out their right hands to the ladles and the ladles courtesy turn the gentlespoons. Other than that this is all straight forward stuff. Name inspired by the English Country dance General Grooviness of the Universe by Brooke Friendly and Chris Sackett which features two changes of lefts and rights, as well as, obviously, the classic Disney movie The Emperor's New Groove.


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