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 Gentle Turn
ladles courtesy turn gentlespoons
A New Idea
right & left through with partner on the half-right diagonal +
right & left through with neigbor on the half-left diagonal ++
A Proper Potpourri
2nd corners (ladle 1& gentlespoon 2) do-si-do WHILE first...
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
hey, gentlespoons start left until facing neighbor a second time...
finish star from B1, gentlespoons turn alone, partners swing
ANTICI...PATION
do si do as couples, once and a little more to launch ladles into
MEANWHILE gentlespoons loop around to the left, left shoulder...
Across Nottingham A
neighbors trade places, ones behind twos
ladles trade places across, ladle one behind ladle two
first corners (gentlespoon one, ladle two) do si do, while second...
Across Nottingham B
neighbors trade places, ones behind twos
gentlespoons trade places across, gentlespoon one behind...
first corners (gentlespoon one, ladle two) do si do, while second...
Anne's Visit
partners two-hand turn ⁋
Attleboro Reel
as couples do si do +
Azure Aster
MEANWHILE ladles pause, then follow neighbor to cross the set
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
Celebration
sashay in & out
sashay in & out
Chance Dance Scrambled Eggs
chainsaw promenade left
chainsaw promenade back to the right
Cincinnati Reel
staying with the person you just turned,
Circle of Fun
neighbor right elbow
neighbor left elbow
partner right elbow
partner left elbow
Colonnade
Colonnade - "1's Arch: Colonnade!" +
Contra Corners Special
gentlespoons allemande left 1 1/2 WHILE ladles 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...
look away from the star to form minor set with shadow and second...
look for your partner ⁋
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...
look away from the star to form a minor set with shadow and second...
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)
Dolphiniums & Daisies
dolphin gyre+ on left diagonal
Don't Let's Star
neighbors star through
E.J.M.J.F. in Cincinnati
Neighbors balance and swing
1/2 hey, neighbors start left, until again facing neighbor. ...
Eggbeater
eggbeater++
Entangled in Monte Carlo
Arm Bridge Balance with partner (ladles end in middle of set,...
Evanesce
walk forward to new wave ⁋
Expert Bits
All walk forward, on very slight right diagonal, to meet new...
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
Fiddleheads
and go left around one person to form a ladle facing down,...
Fiddlers' Frolic
Gentlespoons take right hands, ladles take left hands to form
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
Ladles keep left hands to allemande left 1.5 MEANWHILE the...
Fly Around My Pretty Little Miss
gentlespoons drop hands; make turn to right MEANWHILE ladles...
Four Have Sprung
progress (2nd neighbors)
progress (3rd neighbors)
progress (2nd neighbors)
Fun Dance For Linda (for Linda Leslie)
star through
Galena
walk to next neighbor 1s up, 2s down ⁋
Gallery Place Transfer
gentlespoons in the center push back, ladles 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...
Haste to the Wedding
Clap, clap
Clap, clap
Heart of Joy
single file promenade clockwise 1/2 (facing neighbor) [1]
single file promenade clockwise 1/2 (facing partner) [3]
Heavenly
ladles reach under star
Here There and Yonder
right left grand
Hey the Line
hey, partners lead - first pass by right, 7 passes, end meeting...
Hoots and Shouts
MEANWHILE ladles continue forward (clockwise) halfway around the...
Hoots and Shouts
Long lines forward and on the way back, gentlespoons roll partner...
Gentlespoons do-si-do and return to where they started the...
Balance toward and away neighbor; spin (or slide) by neighbor to...
Balance and swing new neighbor
Circle left 3/4; partners swing
Hopscotch Reel
MEANWHILE gentlespoons dance forward to next star ++ ⁋
I ♥ Unicorns
mirror mad robin - twos beak-to-beak then ones beak-to-beak
Indigo Silk
ones star through (ladles left hand, gentlespoons right hand) ⁋
ones arch, twos half figure 8 under ++ to ends of a line of four
Infinity Continued
ladles dance in
ladles push off, gentlespoons 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
Kimmswick Express
heads forward & back
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 Guaracha aka Spanish Waltz
waltz the set
La String Bean
ladles to the center and back
gentlespoons to the center
gentlespoons go back
Leave the Wine
Weave the line Zig past neighbors, zag past next neighbors, zig to...
Life, the Universe, and Everything
walk forward ⁋
Lunt Birthday Waltz
waltz 1 1/4 around Neighbors ⁋
open up to face new Neighbors, hands four
Mandelbrot Set
big oval circle right
big oval circle left
Microchasm
peel the banana #1s cast to bottom and form arch while others...
Monophobia
Unwind to an outward facing circle, just turning on the spot, do...
Not Quite Fifty
gentlespoons, with gentlespoon in his star, walk right shoulder ...
Not Quite Fifty with encoded heys
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)
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 + gentlespoon rolls opposite
everybody roll away with a half sashay + gentlespoons 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 + gentlespoon rolls opposite
everybody roll away with a half sashay + gentlespoons roll corners
Rollin' Outta Barstow
custom 3/4 hey with ricochet (gentlespoon left, partner right,...
Sapphire Sea
ones cast down into the middle of a line of 4, while twos lead up...
short lines forward & back
Sleeping With The Hounds
ladles turn out
Snake in the Garden
gentlespoons find new gentlespoons
Spider Jive
celtic hey*
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++
Stargazer
progress (previous neighbors)
progress (original neighbors)
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 Country of Marriage Lawn variation
meanwhile ladles slide left to meet partner for a
The Fabulous Couple
walk forward to ⁋
The Future Soon
as couples do si do
jersey twirl to new neighbors
california twirl back to old neighbors
The Menagerie
#2s split #1s for mirror shoulder rounds once around - turn to next...
neighbors box the gnat / swat the flea as appropriate
The Sturgeon General
gentlespoons catch left hands
There Is No Way to Peace; Peace Is the Way
next gentlespoons catch left
Tinkie Winkie
neighbor star through +
star through with neighbor +
Tinkie Winkie Lawn variation
neighbor star through +
star through with neighbor +
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
Twirly Minds Think Alike
Neighbor handy hand balance and star through Gentlespoons right,...
Five changes of a hey, gentlespoons start passing left Until the...
Two Waves, Two Ways
swing through - partner allemande right ½, gentlespoons allemande...
Virginia Reel
partners two hand turn
ones form an arch
Wave Goodbye to Winter
gentlespoons swing through
slide across to ocean wave +
West By Midwest
swing though
Where's Alex?
half hey, gentlespoons start passing right, partners pass left,...
half hey, gentlespoons start passing left, partners pass right,...
3rd neighbors walk left shoulders one around and return to 2nd...
2nd neighbors swing. (2nd neighbors then become new 1st neighbors)
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
You Can Get There From Here
walk forward to ⁋

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

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

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

chain

circle

custom

do si do

dolphin hey

down the hall

form a long wave

form an ocean wave

gate

gyre

hey

long lines

mad robin

meltdown swing

pass by

pass through

petronella

poussette

promenade

pull by dancers

right left through

roll away

Rory O'More

square through

star

star promenade

swing

turn alone

up the hall

Moves Following Custom

allemande

balance

balance the ring

circle

contra corners

custom

do si do

dolphin hey

down the hall

facing star

form an ocean wave

form long waves

gate

give & take

gyre

hey

long lines

meltdown swing

pass by

pass through

petronella

promenade

pull by dancers

right left through

roll away

Rory O'More

see saw

star

star promenade

swing

turn alone

up the hall