Custom

Usage

jargon

formal parameters: custom, beats

examples

Dance Figure
40 Years of Penguin Pam
partners two hand turn 1½
20 Below
move forward to new wavy line (progression)
balance the wave
A 60th Birthday Dance (for Chris Deephouse)
progress counterclockwise around set one place to meet new neighbors
A Gentle Turn
ladles courtesy turn gentlespoons
A New Idea
right & left through with partner on the half-right diagonal +
women allemande right 1 1/2 (same woman)
right & left through with neigbor on the half-left diagonal ++
A Proper Potpourri
2nd corners (woman 1 & man2) do-si-do WHILE first corners (man...
right & left through with only the ones rolling away (leaving...
hey, first corners start right shoulders. Upon passing same role...
A.O.'s No-No
finish star from B1, gentlespoons turn alone, partners swing
Across Nottingham A
neighbors trade places, ones behind twos
ladles trade places across, L1 behind L2
first corners (G1, L2) do si do, while second corners allemande...
Across Nottingham B
neighbors trade places, ones behind twos
gentlespoons trade places across, G1 behind G2
first corners (G1, L2) do si do, while second corners allemande...
Anne's Visit
partners two-hand turn
Attleboro Reel
as couples do si do +
Boulder Bound
revolving door
But Y, Tho?
center four star left 4 places, pick up partners
outside four star right 4 places
CDS Reel
whole set circle left
whole set circle right
Cape Mixer
all to middle & back out
ladles to middle & back out
gentlespoons to middle
Carla's Stomp
Gents Cross the set
Celebration
sashay in & out
sashay in & out
Chance Dance Scrambled Eggs
chainsaw promenade left
chainsaw promenade back to the right
Cherokee Shuffle
balance the wave
Cincinnati Reel
staying with the person you just turned,
Cinnamon Cruller
ones cast down below two couples
hey for six
Circle of Fun
neighbor right elbow
neighbor left elbow
partner right elbow
partner left elbow
Circulate 8
all 8 circulate
all 8 circulate
Contra Corners Special
men allemande left 1 1/2 WHILE women allemande right 1 1/2
Contra Corners Special
MEANWHILE ladles allemande right 1 1/2
Dar Trek
look away from partner to form minor set with shadow and first...
Dar Trek (alt. presentation)
look away from partner to form minor set with shadow and original...
Dar Trek variation
look away from partner to form minor set with shadow and first...
Devil's Backbone
lead ladles unroll the star - passing right, cross the set, gather...
Diamond Allotrope
ladles ricochet to a
Dick Witt's Circle Mixer
partners promenade counterclockwise
promenade clockwise back to place with your new partner,...
Dipping and Diving
top couple sashay down and back
top couple Dip and Dive down
Dive for the Dolphin
neighbor handy-hand allemande (ones split the twos)
dolphin hey (gentlespoon one pass ladle two by the left)
Dolphiniums & Daisies
dolphin gyre+ on left diagonal
Eggbeater
eggbeater++
Entangled in Monte Carlo
Arm Bridge Balance with partner (ladles end in middle of set,...
Evanesce
walk forward to new wave
Fan in the Doorway
3/8 hey, neighbor right, gentlespoons left in the center, partner...
5/8 hey, gentlespoons lead, neighbor right, ladles left, partner...
Fat Bear's Reel
ladles drop out
Firefly Pedicabs
with original neighbor, weave the line -zig left past current...
First Night Quadrille
forward and back head couples
grand right left
First of May
custom Ravens keep left hands to allemande left 1.5 while the larks...
Fly Around My Pretty Little Miss
gents drop hands; make turn to right MEANWHILE ladies continue star...
Fun Dance For Linda (for Linda Leslie)
star through
Galena
walk to next neighbor 1s up, 2s down
Gallery Place Transfer
leads in the center push back, follows push back
Galopede
top couple sashay to bottom of set - others move up
Gaye's Groove
walk diagonally right to join neighbor #2 in new wave
walk diagonally left to join neighbor #3 in new wave
Gold Star Wednesday
Invert the star +
Gentlespoons loop right around neighbor, Ladles follow path
Goody One Shoe
Three quarters hey, neighbors passing right
Grease & Glue
ones split twos, return to place
twos split ones, return to place
Happy as a Cold Pig in Warm Mud
The one gentlespoon and two ladles star left above, and the two...
Heavenly
ladles reach under star
Hey the Line
hey, partners lead - first pass by right, 7 passes, end meeting...
Hopscotch Reel
MEANWHILE gentlespoons dance forward to next star ++
I ♥ Unicorns
mirror mad robin - twos beak-to-beak then ones beak-to-beak
Infinity Continued
ladles dance in
ladles push off, gents pull by
Joyous Rose Seth Tepfer variation
walk forward to new
swing through (neighbor allemande right 1/2, ladles allemande left 1/2
Joyous Rose original
walk forward to new
swing through (neighbor allemande right 1/2, ladles allemande left 1/2
La BubbleSort
shorts to the middle, clap, and back
talls to the middle, clap, and back, facing in to make a wavy ring+
new partner, in right hand, balance & swing
end with shorter on the right
La String Bean
ladles to the center and back
gentlespoons to the center
gentlespoons go back
Lanier Equation
meanwhile gentlespoons shift right along set to align with ladles
Leave the Wine
Weave the line Zig past neighbors, zag past next neighbors, zig to...
Life, the Universe, and Everything
walk forward
Love Sting
center gent "right hand high, left hand low" for ladles to trade...
Lunt Birthday Waltz
waltz 1 1/4 around Neighbors
open up to face new Neighbors, hands four
Microchasm
peel the banana #1s cast to bottom and form arch while others...
Milton-Bradley Presents: Mouse Trap!
revolving door, ladies keep right hands and allemande right ½ more...
revolving door *left* - gents start a left-hand star promenade,...
Monophobia
Unwind to an outward facing circle, just turning on the spot, do...
Not Quite Fifty
gentlespoons, with gentlespoon in his star, right shoulder gyre 1...
Not a Figment of Your Imagination
gentlespoons turn out over right shoulder on home side
partners courtesy turn to face across (hold courtesy turn position)
Parkay: Ode to a Dance Floor
gentlespoons step into a long wave in the center
Peak Bagger
centers on the right, right elbow turn (right hand partner)
centers on the left, left elbow turn (left hand partner)
Pedal Pushers
single file promenade three places
Polymorphous' Reel #1
neighbors take inside hands, star through to a ring
with neighbor, slide along set to shadows
Progress for Progress's Sake
walk forward to NEW next neighbor
Projectile Possums
walk forward and ricochet with next neighbors or prev neighbors
walk forward and ricochet with shadows
Projectile Possums Variant
walk forward and ricochet with next neighbors or prev neighbors
walk forward and ricochet with shadows
Rang Tang Contra
neighbors rang tang right
partners rang tang left
neighbors rang tang right
partners rang tang left
Rockin' Robin
hey, partners passing left shoulders to start
Roll Away
heads (sides) forward and back
heads (sides) right left through
heads (sides) pass through and cross trail
heads (sides) go around 2 to form lines at the sides (heads) + +
two ladles roll away with a half sashay + side ladles roll head...
two gentlespoons roll away with a half sashay + head gentlespoons...
center two roll away with half sashay + lark rolls opposite
everybody roll away with a half sashay + gents roll corners
Roll Away Beginner Variation
heads (sides) forward and back
heads (sides) star right four places then heads (sides) separate,
heads (sides) go around 2 to form lines at the sides (heads) + +
two ladles roll away with a half sashay + side ladles roll head...
two gentlespoons roll away with a half sashay + head gentlespoons...
center two roll away with half sashay + lark rolls opposite
everybody roll away with a half sashay + gents roll corners
Rollin' Outta Barstow
custom 3/4 hey with ricochet (G left, P right, L left, N right, G...
Sapphire Sea
ones cast down into the middle of a line of 4, while twos lead up...
dolphin hey, ones passing right shoulders with 2nd ladle to begin +
short lines forward & back
Sidmouth Swirl
right left grand
all 8 spin the top *
all 8 spin the top**
Sleeping With The Hounds
ladles turn out
Snake in the Garden
gentlespoons find new gentlespoons
Star Step
ladles give partner left hand for a courtesy turn
Star Through
H (S) forward & back
H (S) forward again & STAR through (in the center: PASS through)
STAR through with Outside 2
with the one you face: STAR through
one you meet (in the center) STAR through
separate around One
into the center, STAR through
look for your Corner & allemande left
Star-Thru Corners
1s take free hands
star-thru corners++
Sugarbritches 2.0
dance forward to
Summer of '84
walk forward to
Tag, You're It
interrupted hey for three+
Tetrahymena Twirl
handy hand allemande neighbor 1 1/2
twos arch, gentlespoon one pull ladle one under arch
The Country of Marriage
meanwhile ladles slide left to meet partner for a
The Menagerie
#2s split #1s for mirror shoulder rounds once around - turn to next...
neighbors box the gnat / swat the flea as appropriate
dolphin hey - #1 raven leading right shoulder around #2 lark,...
The Sturgeon General
gents catch left hands
Travels with Rick and Kim
promenade single file around the circle 3 places
Trip to Brattleboro DV #1
ones split the twos - mirror gyre
Trip to IHOP
ladles to the center to a long wavy line, balance, and stay there
gentlespoons to the center to a long wavy line, balance, and stay...
Trip to Kentucky (variation)
neighbors two-hand turn **counterclockwise** 1/2/3+ times - end...
Trip to Wilson
Ladles cast, loop to face across. Gentlespoons follow partner
Two Waves, Two Ways
swing through - partner allemande right ½, gents allemande left ½
Virginia Reel
partners two hand turn
ones form an arch
Wave Goodbye to Winter
gents swing through
slide across to ocean wave +
West By Midwest
swing though
Winter in Summerland
dance forward to next neighbor
three-quarters hey (gentlespoons by left in the center)
Wizard's Walk Ted Steele A2
wizard's walk: Ones separate around the twos. Ones split the next...
Woven Waves
gentlespoons drop left hands, ladles drop right hands, to form

Dances without Custom

Moves Sharing a Dance with Custom

allemande

allemande orbit

arch & dive

balance

balance the ring

box circulate

box the gnat

butterfly whirl

California twirl

chain

circle

contra corners

do si do

down the hall

facing star

figure 8

form a long wave

form an ocean wave

gate

give & take

gyre

hey

long lines

mad robin

meltdown swing

pass by

pass through

petronella

poussette

progress

promenade

pull by dancers

revolving door

right left through

roll away

Rory O'More

see saw

slice

slide along set

square through

star

star promenade

swing

turn alone

up the hall

zig zag

Moves Preceding Custom

allemande

arch & dive

balance

balance the ring

butterfly whirl

California twirl

circle

custom

do si do

down the hall

form a long wave

form an ocean wave

gate

gyre

hey

long lines

meltdown swing

pass through

petronella

promenade

pull by dancers

right left through

roll away

Rory O'More

square through

star

swing

turn alone

up the hall

Moves Following Custom

allemande

balance

balance the ring

circle

contra corners

custom

do si do

facing star

form an ocean wave

gate

give & take

gyre

hey

long lines

meltdown swing

pass by

pass through

promenade

pull by dancers

right left through

roll away

Rory O'More

see saw

star

star promenade

swing

turn alone

up the hall