Chain

Usage

jargon

formal parameters: who, hand, dir, beats

examples

Dance Figure
Mistletoe
ladles chain to partner ⁋
40 Years of Penguin Pam
left diagonal ladles chain
ladles chain across set (this is shadow)
Heartthrob ( for Donna & Chris)
ladles chain to partner
24th of June
ladles chain (look for new neighbors) ⁋
24th of October
ladles chain
28th of Januray
ladles chain *to long wavy line - ladles face in, gentlespoons face...
32 Seconds
ladles chain
40 Mohr Years
ladles chain ⁋
504 Wood Street
ladles chain
A Crafty Wave
ladles chain
A Proper Trifle
ladles chain
A Ravitzingly Rosy Recombination
ladles chain
A Sure Thing
ladles chain
A Thing of Trust
ladles chain to neighbor
A Walk in the Park variation
ladles chain
AADS Reel
ladles chain
Across the Ohio
ladles chain and first corners trade places, first gentlespoon...
Addiction
ladles chain to partner (the dance starts with same couple)
Alex is Where?
ladles chain to neighbor
Allison Wonderland
ladles chain
Already Taken
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An Arm and a Leg
ladles chain
Andie's Blue Boot Becket
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Andie's Blue Boot Becket variation
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Another Cure for the Claps
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Another Nice Combination
ladles chain
Apogee
ladles chain to next neighbor
gentlespoons chain
Aqueous
ladles chain
At Long Last Swing
ladles chain
Autumn Air
ladles chain
Autumn Joy
ladles chain to partner
Bailey's Dream
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Baker's Square
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Bass Ackwards
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Bear Country
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Beauty and the Bees
ladles chain - look away toward next neighbors ⁋
Becketize the Baby
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Bee in her Bonnet
ladles chain To neighbor
Beneficial Tradition
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Between Buffalo and Nowhere
ladles chain to neighbor, courtesy turn ¾ so the ladles are on the...
Bicoastal Contra
ladles chain
Bicycle
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Blackberry Trace
ladles chain
Blue River
ladles chain ⁋
Bowl of Cherries
ladles chain
Bowl of Cherries Lawn variation
ladles chain
Box the Gnat Contra - Swat the Flea variation
ladles chain look for new ⁋
Broken Sixpence v. with Chains
ladles chain to partner
ladles chain to neighbor ⁋
Butter
ladles chain
By My Valentine variation
ladles chain
ladles chain courtesy turn ¼ extra to face up & down set
California Twirlin'
ladles chain
Call Me
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Captain Hook's Revenge
ladles chain
Catch Me If You Can
ladles chain
Chain, Chain, Roll Away
gentlespoons chain to the same neighbor they just swung
left diagonal gentlespoons chain to shadow
Chrysalis
right diagonal ladles chain shadow
Clipper
ladles chain
Cluster Contra
ladles chain to neighbor
Colonnade
ladles chain
Complicity Swing
ladles chain to partner
Consider Hydrogen
along the set ladles chain +
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Consider Hydrogen Lawn variation
along the set ladles chain +
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Courageous Soul
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Crazy Foot
ladles chain to partner
Crossroads Contra
ladles chain
Daddy's Little Girl
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Dancing Bear
ladles chain
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Dancing Bears variation
ladles chain
Dancing Spell
ladles chain and look for next neighbors ⁋
Dancing Through the Decades
ladles chain ⁋
David K's Reel
ladles chain
David's Daily Double
ladles chain
Deep Fried & Battered Butter
ladles chain
Deep Fried Butter
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Delphiniums and Daisies
ladles chain
Devil's Backbone
ladles chain with the couple you're facing
Devious
ladles chain left diagonal
Diamond Allotrope
ladles chain
Dinner at the Swingside
ladles chain
Don't Let's Star
ladles chain
Doorbits
ladles chain
Double Cat Bounce
ladles chain
Double Mud Pig 🐽
right diagonal ladles chain to shadow #1
E.J.M.J.F. in Cincinnati
ladles chain to neighbor
E6
ladles chain
Early Rising Robins
gentlespoons chain and roll away with neighbor
Easily Led Lad
ladles chain
Eggbeater
ladles chain
Expert Bits
ladles chain
Fairport Harbor Hey B2
ladles chain to partner
Fairport Harbor pass through B2
ladles chain to partner
Fat Bear's Reel
ladles chain to partner
Fiddlers' Frolic
ladles chain ⁋
First Hey
ladles chain
Five Minute Warning
ladles chain
Flea Swats Back
ladles chain
Flip Flop Frenzy
gentlespoons chain then turn to new neighbors ⁋
Flirt Hurt
ladles chain
Folklife Flash
ladles chain ⁋
ladles chain to partner
Folklife Frolic
ladles chain
Gateway to Julian #1
ladles chain
Georgia Crossroads
ladles chain
Get Me Going
ladles chain
Go A Roving
ladles chain to neighbor
ladles chain to partner
Good Time Contra
ladles chain
Grease
ladles chain
Greenfield Petronella
ladles chain
Half & Half
ladles chain to neighbor
right diagonal ladles chain to shadow
Happy Birthday
ladles chain
Happy Jew Queer
ladles chain to neighbor
left diagonal ladles chain to next neighbor ⁋
right diagonal ladles chain to shadow #2
Happy Trails to You
ladles chain left diagonal to shadow
Harmony Supper Line
ladles chain
Hay In the Barn
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Hay in the Barn
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Haymaker's Jig
ladles chain over
ladles chain back
Heart of Joy
ladles chain
Hellooo Nurse!
gentlespoons right-hand chain
Henry & Jacqui
left diagonal ladles chain
ladles chain to shadow *
Here There and Yonder
gentlespoons chain leftgrand chain
ladles chain grand chain back to partner
Hey Man
ladles chain to partner
Hey in the Barn
ladles chain
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Hey of a Different Color
gentlespoons chain
Hey, Liz
ladles chain
Highway Hypnosis
ladles chain
Hocus Pocus
ladles chain
Home Cooking
ladles chain
Hope's Spirit
left diagonal ladles chain to reclaim partner
Hume Fogg Reel
ladles chain
Hume Fogg Reel variation
ladles chain
Hunter's Eclipse
ladles chain
Hyla's Flirt
ladles chain (look for new neighbors) ⁋
Indifferential Equations
ladles chain
Infinity Continued
ladles chain to shadow
Inflation Reel
ladles chain
I’ve a Right to Be Left-Handed
gentlespoons right-hand chain
gentlespoons chain
JAMIE
ladles chain to neighbor
ladles chain to partner ( or do a full hey for the B1
Jacqui & Henry
ladles chain to shadow *
Jam Doodle
ladles chain
Java
ladles chain
Joel's in the Kitchen
ladles chain
Joy to the World
ladles chain to partner
Joyride
ladles chain
Jubilation
ladles chain ⁋
Jubilation (var)
ladles chain ⁋
Jump& Shout
ladles chain to neighbor
Jurassic Redheads
ladles chain
Just to See You Smile
gentlespoons chain [by left hand, to Partner]
Kid from Kadoka
gentlespoons chain
Kitchen Stomp
ladles chain
Laura's Leap
left diagonal ladles chain to next neighbor
Lavender and Gold
left diagonal ladles chain to shadow
Lavender and Lilac
ladles chain
Like I've Known You Forever
ladles chain
Love Sting
right diagonal ladles chain to shadow
Luna in the Library
ladles chain
Mad For Ogontz
ladles chain
Made Up Tonight
ladles chain
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Maliza's Magical Mystery Motion
ladles chain
Maliza's Magical Mystery Motion v.
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Mama Loo's Reel
ladles chain
Meander
ladles chain
Mended Sixpence
ladles chain
More for your Money
ladles chain – across and back
Moving to Maine
gentlespoons chain
Mr Johnson's Second Jig
ladles chain to neighbor
Needs Must
gentlespoons chain to neighbors
Neighbor, Neighbor On the Wall
ladles chain
Never Enough
ladles chain partner
New Beginnings
ladles chain to partner, for those that can do a extra courtesy turn
New Dance ( Velvet )
ladles chain to neighbor
New Dance Circle Of Delight
ladles chain to partner (dance starts with same couple
New Dance ( Wave Surfing )
ladles chain ⁋
New Dance Dance Muse
right diagonal ladles chain to partner
New Dance Spin the Bottle
ladles chain to neighbor
New Dance Lost in Time
ladles chain to partners
New Dance October Joy
ladles chain to partner
right diagonal ladles chain
New Dance) Exotic
ladles chain to partner
New Sweetheart
right diagonal ladles chain
New dance (Orion Reel)
ladles chain to neighbors
Nice & Easy Contra
ladles chain
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No-See-Ums
ladles chain
Nomad's Land
ladles chain
Not Quite Fifty
ladles chain to partner
Not a Trip to Vegas
ladles chain
Old Time Elixir #2
ladles chain to partner
On the Rebound
left diagonal ladles chain
One Good Tern Deserves Another Tern
ladles chain to neighbor
Orbiting Serena
ladles chain
Our House
ladles chain
PB&J
gentlespoons chain to partner
ladles chain to neighbor
Parmesan
ladles chain
Partner's Delight
ladles chain
Penny’s Calinella Twirl
right diagonal ladles chain (to your shadow)
ladles chain across
Petrofornia Twirl 0.1
left diagonal ladles chain
Petronella Hurl (variation)
ladles chain
Petronella Stars
ladles chain
Phinney Gaffer Becket
left diagonal ladles chain ⁋
ladles chain to your partner
Pieces of Eight
ladles chain
Pigtown Petronella
left diagonal ladles chain to shadow (only if there is someone...
Pigtown Petronella variation
left diagonal ladles chain to shadow
Pinnacle
ladles chain
Pittsboro Pattycake
ladles chain
Pixie Star
ladles chain
Pizza Shop
ladles chain
Playground Stomp
ladles chain
Poetry in Motion
ladles chain to neighbor
Progress for Progress's Sake
ladles chain
Pucker Up
ladles chain and take hands with next neighbors in long lines ⁋
Push the Button
ladles chain
Rachel
ladles chain
Rad Robin
ladles chain
Raise the Roof
ladles chain to partner
Rang Tang Contra
ladles chain
Rant and Roar
ladles chain
Razzle Dazzle
ladles chain to partner
Redhouse
ladles chain
Request and Receive A
ladles chain
Request and Receive B
ladles chain
Return to Sender
gentlespoons chain
Rising Of The Sun
ladles chain
Rising Of The Sun variation
ladles chain
Road to Yesterday
ladles chain
Rocket City Romp
ladles chain
Roll Twelve (variation)
ladles chain
Roll, Roll, Roll Your Beau
ladles chain
Rollin' & Tumblin'
ladles chain to neighbor
Rollin' Outta Barstow
ladles chain
Roses on the Road
left diagonal ladles chain to next neighbors ⁋
Sarah Said Yes!
left diagonal ladles chain
ladles chain across the set
Saturday Night Fever
ladles chain
Sawdust Liquor
left diagonal ladles chain to shadow
Scooter
ladles chain meanwhile gentlespoons scoot* ⁋
Separation Anxiety
left diagonal ladles chain to next neighbors
Shadows of St. Louis
right diagonal ladles chain, look for partners ⁋
Shadrack's Delight
ladles chain ⁋
Shambolic
left diagonal ladles chain to shadow
Sharon of the Green
ladles chain
Shift Happens
ladles chain
Simplicity Swing
ladles chain to neighbor
Slapping The Wood
ladles chain
Sleeping With The Hounds
ladles chain
Smash the Mirrors
gentlespoons chain
Smile On
ladles chain to partner
Snake Oil Reel
ladles chain ⁋
Snake in the Hey
ladles chain ⁋
Snow Dance
ladles chain
Snowbirds
ladles chain, gentlespoons roll away to long waves ⁋
Snowed in with Richard
ladles chain
Speed the Plough (American Version)
ladles chain
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Splashdance Special
ladles chain
Spring Beauty
ladles chain to partner
Spring Fever
ladles chain to neighbor
Springtime in Philly
gentlespoons right-hand chain to neighbor
Square Affair
ladles chain
Star Step
ladles chain
Star Step (var)
ladles chain
Starburst
ladles chain to their partner
Stars Over Bethlehem (PA)
ladles chain to partner
Stars of Alberta
ladles chain
Stepping On The Stars
ladles chain to partner
right diagonal ladles chain
Stoolie's Jig
ladles chain
Straighten Up and Slide Right
ladles chain
Summer Delight
ladles chain
Summer Sun
ladles chain look for next ⁋
Summer of '84
ladles chain
Summer of '84
ladles chain
Svinger Træbenet
gentlespoons chain
Sweet September
ladles chain
Swingin' Off a Ring
ladles chain
Symmetry in Motion
gentlespoons chain
ladles chain
Tenth Year in Tommerup
left diagonal ladles chain to shadow
Thanks, Charlie
ladles chain to neighbor
The Baby Rose
ladles chain
The Birds and the Fleas
ladles chain
The Contra Dancer's New Groove
ladles chain
The Emptied Crack
ladles chain
The Erik Effect
ladles chain
The Evil Twin
ladles chain
The Farmer's Bride
ladles chain
The Farmer's Bride
ladles chain
The Full Deal
ladles chain
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The Lady Fiddler
ladles chain
The Menagerie
ladles chain
The Missing Piece
ladles chain
The Missing Piece, Rick Mohr variation
ladles chain
The Nice Combination
ladles chain
The Nice Combination
ladles chain
The Petronella Hurl
ladles chain
The Reminder
gentlespoons chain
The Second Time Around
ladles chain
The Tease
ladles chain
The Treasure of Sierra Madre
ladles chain
The Wrong Way
gentlespoons right-hand chain RIGHT HAND CHAIN
ladles chain LEFT HAND CHAIN
Three Ceremonies
ladles chain
Three Ships In The Night
ladles chain to neighbor
Three Sisters
ladles chain
Thursday Night Special #1
ladles chain
Tica Tica Timing
ladles chain
To Call a Mockingjay
ladles chain ⁋
To Have and to Hold
right diagonal ladles chain
Together Again
left diagonal ladles chain
Trail Markers
ladles chain
Train Delay
ladles chain
Travels with Rick and Kim
ladles chain
Treasure of Sierra Madre
ladles chain
Triassic Poetry
ladles chain
Trip To My Sunshine
ladles chain
Trip to Brattleboro DV #1
ladles chain
ladles chain back
Trip to IHOP
ladles chain
Trip to IHOP
ladles chain
Trip to Kentucky (original)
ladles chain (to neighbor)
Trip to Kentucky (variation)
ladles chain (to neighbor)
Trip to Lambertville
ladles chain ⁋
Trip to Shorebird
gentlespoons chain to partner
Trust
ladles chain
Tuesday Night Special
ladles chain
Turtles Too
left diagonal ladles chain to shadow
Vallimont's Steamboat
ladles chain
Viviana's Chainsaw Massacre
ladles chain
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Waldorf Colonnade
ladles chain
Walking on Air
ladles chain
Weave Me the Sunshine
ladles chain
Weeks on the Road
left diagonal ladles chain to 2nd neighbors
Weeks on the Road (var)
left diagonal ladles chain
Where's Alex?
ladles chain to neighbor, and roll away with half sashay
Which Side is Up?
along the set ladles chain - with a power turn **
along the set ladles chain - to your shadow
Who Gives A Hoot
ladles chain to partner
Winter Fog
ladles chain
With Thanks to the Dean
ladles chain to partner
With Thanks to the Gene
ladles chain
Working Stiff
ladles chain
Write Triangles
left diagonal ladles chain to shadow ⁋
XYZ
ladles chain
Yo Ho Ho and a Bottle of Sasparilla
ladles chain
You and I
ladles chain

Dances without Chain

Moves Sharing a Dance with Chain

allemande

allemande orbit

arch & dive

balance

balance the ring

box circulate

box the gnat

butterfly whirl

California twirl

circle

contra corners

cross trails

custom

do si do

dolphin hey

down the hall

facing star

figure 8

form a long wave

form an ocean wave

form long waves

gate

give & take

gyre

hey

long lines

mad robin

meltdown swing

pass by

pass through

petronella

poussette

promenade

pull by dancers

pull by direction

revolving door

right left through

roll away

Rory O'More

see saw

slice

slide along set

square through

stand still

star

star promenade

swat the flea

swing

turn alone

up the hall

zig zag

Moves Preceding Chain

allemande

butterfly whirl

California twirl

chain

circle

custom

gyre

hey

long lines

mad robin

meltdown swing

pass by

promenade

pull by dancers

right left through

roll away

slice

slide along set

square through

star

star promenade

swing

up the hall

Moves Following Chain

allemande

allemande orbit

balance

balance the ring

box circulate

box the gnat

chain

circle

cross trails

custom

do si do

down the hall

figure 8

form a long wave

form an ocean wave

give & take

gyre

hey

long lines

mad robin

meltdown swing

pass through

petronella

poussette

promenade

pull by dancers

right left through

Rory O'More

see saw

square through

star

swing