Star

Usage

jargon

related figures: facing star
formal parameters: hand, places, grip, beats

examples

Dance Figure
Badlands Contra
star left 4 places
24th of October
star left 4 places to progress ⁋
3 Places Left
star left - hands across - 3 places [switch to LH with partner at end]
A Crafty Wave
star left - wrist grip - 4 places
A Proper Potpourri
star right - hands across - 4 places
A Summer Night in Seattle
star right 4 places look for new new neighbors ⁋
A Walk in the Park variation
star left 4 places
A.O.'s No-No
star left - hands across - 4 places
star right - hands across - 5 places with next neighbors until...
Abolish Mop Snarl
star right - hands across - 3 places - ladles begin, gentlespoons...
Al's Safeway Produce
star left - wrist grip - 4 places
star right - wrist grip - 4 places ⁋
Al's Safeway Produce variation with Pull-By
star left - wrist grip - 4 places
star right - wrist grip - 4 places ⁋
All You Can Eat
star left 4 places
Allen Ortep's First Contra
star left - wrist grip - 4 places
Alligator Colonnade 0.2
star left - wrist grip - 3 places
An Arm and a Leg
star left 4 places, then with old neighbors
star right 4 places
And Thinking About Coffee Cups
star left - wrist grip - 4 places
Andie's Blue Boot Becket
star left 2 places (a little less)
star left 4 places
Andie's Blue Boot Becket variation
star left 2 places (a little less)
star right 4 places
Anne's Visit
star right 4 places
star left 4 places
Another Nice Combination
star left 4 places ⁋
Are You 'Most Done
star left 3 places 7/8 around til gents face next gent on diagonal ⁋
Arizona Becket
star right 5 places
At Long Last Swing
star left 4 places ⁋
Attleboro Reel
star right 4 places
star left 4 places
Awesome Double Progression Dance
star left 4 places ⁋
Awesome Double Progression Dance, Surdyk do-si-do variation
star left 4 places ⁋
Bailey's Dream
star right 4 places
Bear Country
star left - hands across - 4 places
Bicoastal Contra
star left 4 places ⁋
Bicycle
star right - hands across - 3 places and pass thru to new neighbors ⁋
Blackberry Trace
star left 4 places ⁋
Blue River
star left 4 places - to new current neighbors
Bobbin' Robin
star right 4 places
Breakup Breakdown
star left - wrist grip - 4 places (look away from star for previous N)
Broken Sixpence v. with Circle and Star
star left 4 places ⁋
By My Valentine variation
star right 4 places
CDS Reel
star left 3 places with original hands four
Call Me
star left 4 places look for new neighbor ⁋
Catch a Falling Star
star right - hands across - 4 places
star left - hands across - 4 places ⁋
Caveman
star right 3 places ⁋
Chain, Chain, Roll Away
star left - hands across - 3 places and ladles drop out, while...
Chili Rubbed Contra
star right 4 places hands across
Clipper
star left 4 places to new neighbors ⁋
Colonnade
star right 4 places
Complicity Swing
star left 3 places ⁋
Daddy's Little Girl
star left 4 places ⁋
Dance the Snapper
star right - hands across - 4 places - gentlespoons drop out,...
Dancing Bear
star left 4 places
Dancing Spell
star left - hands across - 4 places and ladles let go
Dar Trek
star left 3 places
Dar Trek (alt. presentation)
star left 3 places ⁋
Dar Trek variation
star left 3 places
Deborah's Dream
star left - hands across - 3 places - turn a little extra to form a...
Deep Fried & Battered Butter
star right 2 places
star left 2 places next couple
Deep Fried Butter
star right 2 places
star left 2 places next couple
Devil's Backbone
star left 4 places the same two couples
Diamond Allotrope
star left 4 places ⁋
Dilly
star left 4 places
Dinner at the Swingside
star right 4 places
star left 4 places ⁋
Diving Under the Double Rainbow 0.2
star left 3 places
Diving Under the Double Rainbow 0.3
star left 3 places
Don't Let's Star
star right - hands across - 4 places
star left 4 places ⁋
Doorbits
star left - wrist grip - 4 places to next neighbor ⁋
Double Mud Pig 🐽
star left 4 places with shadow #1
star left 4 places with shadow #2
Double Rory O'S'mores 0.1
star right 4 places
star left 3 places
Dr Bluhm's Delight
star left 2 places - gentlespoons drop out
Echoing Allemandes
star left 4 places ⁋
Eggbeater
star left - hands across - 3 places 7/8ths until gentlespoons meet...
Entranced
star right - hands across - 3 places; ladles turn back
star left 3 places and a bit more to place ladles in the middle of...
Fat Bear's Reel
star left - hands across - 4 places
First Night Quadrille
star right 4 places same four
First of May
star left - hands across - 4 places
Five Minute Warning
star left 4 places ⁋
Flea Swats Back
star left 4 places
Flip Flop Frenzy
star left 2 places
star left 2 places
Fly Around My Pretty Little Miss
star left - hands across - 4 places
star left - hands across - 3 places to next neighbor ⁋
Folklife Frolic
star right 4 places
star left 4 places ⁋
Frannie's Fabulous Folklife
star right 4 places
Gene's Genius
star right 4 places with next neighbors
star left 4 places with prev neighbors back to next neighbors
George is Rettie, Willing, and Able
star right 4 places
George's Neat Reel
star left - hands across - 4 places
Get Me Going
star left 4 places and on to the next ⁋
Go A Roving
star left - wrist grip - 4 places
Going Our Opposite Waves
star right 3 places with next
Gold Star Wednesday
star right 3 places
star left 3 places
Good Time Contra
star right 3 places star to long Ocean Wave ,ladles in ,...
Grease & Glue
star right 4 places
star left 4 places
Half & Half
star left 4 places ⁋
Harmony Supper Line
star right 4 places ⁋
Haste to the Wedding
star right 4 places
star left 4 places
Heart of Joy
star left 4 places ⁋
Heavenly
star left 4 places
Hellooo Nurse!
star left 4 places
Highway Hypnosis
star left 4 places ⁋
Hoots and Shouts
star right - hands across - 4 places
Hope You Like It
star right - wrist grip - 3 places
Hopscotch Reel
star left - hands across - 3 places
star left - hands across - 4 places
In The Firefly Light We Dance
star left 4 places look for new neighbors
Infinity Continued
star left - hands across - 3 places
I’ve a Right to Be Left-Handed
star right - wrist grip - 4 places
JAMIE
star left - hands across - 4 places ⁋
Jam Doodle
star left 4 places ⁋
Java
star left 4 places look for new neighbors ⁋
Jefferson & Lincoln
star right 4 places
star left 4 places
Jefferson And Liberty
star right 4 places
star left 4 places
Jefferson's Reel
star right 4 places
star left 4 places
Jefferson's Remorse
star left - hands across - 4 places
star right - hands across - 4 places
Joyride
star left 4 places to next neighbor ⁋
Jump& Shout
star left - wrist grip - 4 places and look for new neighbors in...
Just to See You Smile
star left - hands across - 4 places [ladles drop out and loop over...
Kingsford Court
star left 4 places ⁋
Kitchen Stomp
star left 4 places ⁋
Lama Lama Ding Dong
star left - wrist grip - 4 places to new ocean wave of four with...
Laura's Leap
star left - wrist grip - 3 places to your partner
Little Green Heron
star left 4 places to prev neighbors
star right 4 places with prev neighbors back to original neighbors
Living in Zen
star left - hands across - 3 places (gentlespoons are behind...
Love Sting
star left 4 places
Low German Junction 0.1
star left 2 places
Luna in the Library var.
star left - hands across - 4 places with ladles stepping in behind...
Madame Butterfly Whirl
star right - hands across - 4 places - gentlespoons drop out at...
star left - hands across - 4 places ⁋
Maple & Cedar Swing
star right - hands across - 4 places
Mended Sixpence
star left 4 places and look for next neighbors ⁋
Monday
star left 4 places ⁋
Moon & Stars Contra
star left - hands across - 4 places once around and come back to...
Moon Doggie
star left - wrist grip - 4 places
More for your Money
star right - hands across - 4 places
Needs Must
star right 4 places
New Dance Happy Days
star right 2 places and shift left to new couple ⁋
New Dance A Moment In Time
star left - hands across - 3 places and pass thru to face the first...
New Dance Cheer Contra
star left - wrist grip - 4 places to new neighbor
New Dance Cutting The Rug
star left 4 places
star right 4 places and go to new couple to star left
New Dance Road Runner
star left - hands across - 4 places
New Sweetheart
star left 4 places
Nice & Easy Contra
star right - wrist grip - 4 places
Not Quite Fifty
star right - hands across - 4 places with shadow.
Not a Figment of Your Imagination
star left - hands across - 3 places
Not a Trip to Vegas
star left 4 places
One Good Tern Deserves Another Tern
star left 4 places to new neighbors
One Shy of Twenty
star left - hands across - 4 places and face 2nd neigbors
star right - hands across - 4 places with 2nd neighbors
Our House
star left - hands across - 4 places and a little bit more
star right - hands across - 4 places and a little bit more
PB&J
star right - hands across - 4 places
star left - hands across - 4 places, gentlespoons look to next star...
Parkay: Ode to a Dance Floor
star left 3 places
Parmesan
star left 4 places ⁋
Petronella Stars
star left - hands across - 2 places [½ way]
star left - hands across - 2 places [ladles complete the star /...
star right - hands across - 4 places
Petronella Stomp
star left 4 places ⁋
Petronella Stomp variation
star left 4 places
Petronella Stomp variation
star right 4 places and look for next neighbors ⁋
Pittsboro Pattycake
star left 4 places look for new ⁋
Playground Stomp
star left 4 places ⁋
Poetry in Motion
star right 4 places
star left 4 places ⁋
Polymorphous' Reel #1
star left 3 places to partner
Progress for Progress's Sake
star right - hands across - 2 places
Push Back
star right - wrist grip - 3 places; gentlespoons look to new...
Push Me Pull You Two
star left 4 places ⁋
Rachel
star left - wrist grip - 4 places and go to new neighbors
Rang Tang Contra
star left 4 places to new neighbor ⁋
Redhouse
star left 4 places and go to new neighbors ⁋
Reel Me Across the Ocean
star left 4 places
Request and Receive A
star right - hands across - 2 places with next neighbors
Request and Receive B
star right - hands across - 4 places with next neighbors
Rhonda's Reel
star left - wrist grip - 4 places left hands are conveniently placed ⁋
Rod's Grits
star right - wrist grip - 4 places
Rod's Grits
star right - wrist grip - 4 places +
Rod's Grits Lawn variation
star right - wrist grip - 4 places +
Roll Away (variation)
star right 4 places Heads
Rollin' & Tumblin'
star left 4 places ⁋
Rollin' Outta Barstow
star left 4 places ⁋
Rory O'S'mores
star left 4 places
star right 3 places
Roses on the Road
star left 4 places ⁋
Sarah's Journey
star left 4 places ⁋
Seven Sevens
star left 4 places to take right hands with next neighbors ⁋
Shadow Nova
star left 3 places, turn away from the star toward your shadow
Sharon of the Green
star left 4 places
Simplicity Swing
star left 4 places ⁋
Sleeping With The Hounds
star left - hands across - 4 places
Slice and Dice
star left 4 places - look away from the star for 1st neighbor
star left 4 places - look away from the star for your partners
Snow Dance
star left 4 places
Solution
star left - hands across - 4 places Men dorp out at home, ladies...
star right - hands across - 4 places to new neighbors
Spring Fever
star left 4 places
Springtime in Philly
star right - hands across - 4 places
Star Dancing
star right - wrist grip - 3 places
Star Step
star right 4 places
star left 3 places ⁋
Star Step (var)
star left 4 places ⁋
star right 4 places
Star Three Places break
star right 3 places ladles
star left 3 places gentlespoons
star right 3 places ladles
star left 3 places gentlespoons
Star Trick
star right 3 places; ladles turn back over right shoulder
star left 3 places
Star of the County Alameda
star right 4 places
star left 3 places
Star of the County Alameda variation
star right 4 places
star left 3 places
Starburst
star right - hands across - 4 places
star left 4 places
Stargazer
star right 3 places and look back
star left 4 places with prev neighbors
Stargazer
star right 3 places
star left 4 places (with prev neighbors)
Stars of Alberta
star left 4 places with next neighbors
star right 3 places with original neighbors
Stepping On The Stars
star left - hands across - 4 places
Stoolie's Jig
star right - hands across - 2 places
Strawberry Swirl
star left - hands across - 4 places, seek your new neighbor ⁋
star right - hands across - 4 places
Sugarbritches 2.0
star left 4 places ⁋
Sugarbritches 2.0 allemande variation
star left 4 places ⁋
Sun Dancer
star right - wrist grip - 4 places
star left 4 places
Sweet September
star left - hands across - 4 places, then ladles drop out
Swoosh
star left 4 places ⁋
Symmetry in Motion
star left 4 places
star right 4 places
Tent City Twirl
star right - hands across - 4 places
star left - hands across - 4 places, look for new first corners ⁋
Tetrahymena Twirl
star right - hands across - 3 places (7/8ths places) ones hands...
Thanks, Charlie
star right - hands across - 4 places, until gentlespoons are on...
star left 4 places ⁋
The Baby Rose
star left 4 places to new neighbor ⁋
The Birds are the Words (CCW)
star right 3 places
star left - wrist grip - 3 places with next neighbors, and look for...
The Birds are the Words (CW)
star left 3 places
star right 3 places with next neighbors, and look for shadows
The Contra Matrix Resolution
star left - hands across - 4 places ⁋
The Emptied Crack
star right 4 places ⁋
The Great Urbana Barn Dance
star left - hands across - 4 places
The Hobbit
star left 4 places ⁋
The Joy of Six
star left 4 places ⁋
The Nice Combination
star left 4 places ⁋
The Nice Combination
star left 4 places ⁋
The Second Time Around
star left 4 places ⁋
The Treasure of Sierra Madre
star left 4 places to next neighbors ⁋
The Wrong Way
star right - hands across - 4 places [Ladles drop out]
star left - hands across - 4 places [Gentlespoons drop out]
Three Ships In The Night
star left - wrist grip - 4 places to new neighbors
To Call a Mockingjay
star left 4 places then ladles join free (right) hands over star...
Totally Improper
star right - hands across - 2 places [½ way] ⁋
Train Delay
star left 4 places
Travels with Rick and Kim
star left 4 places ⁋
Treasure of Sierra Madre
star left 4 places ⁋
Trip to IHOP
star ____ - hands across - 3 places gentlespoons by the right,...
star left - wrist grip - 3 places on to the next ⁋
Trip to IHOP
star left 4 places ⁋
Trip to Mountain City
star left 3 places with new neighbors
Trip to Wilson
star right 4 places
star left 4 places
Trust
star left 4 places ⁋
Tuesday Night Special
star left 4 places to next neighbors
Valparaiso
star left - hands across - 3 places and gentlespoons turn over...
WOW !!
star right - hands across - 4 places
Waldorf Colonnade
star right - wrist grip - 3 places
Weave Well Enough Alone
star left 2 places gentlespoons
star right 2 places ladles (to partner)
Where is Tim's Cup?
star left - wrist grip - 4 places with shadow and neighbor
Whirlpool
star left 3 places **3 Gentlespoons** [5]
Yo Ho Ho and a Bottle of Sasparilla
star left 4 places ⁋
You're Among Produce
star right 4 places
star left 4 places ⁋
poetry
star right 5 places to shadow

Dances without Star

Moves Sharing a Dance with Star

allemande

allemande orbit

arch & dive

balance

balance the ring

box circulate

box the gnat

butterfly whirl

California twirl

chain

circle

cross trails

custom

do si do

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 promenade

swat the flea

swing

turn alone

up the hall

zig zag

Moves Preceding Star

allemande

balance

box circulate

box the gnat

California twirl

chain

circle

custom

do si do

figure 8

form a long wave

hey

long lines

mad robin

pass by

pass through

petronella

promenade

pull by dancers

right left through

roll away

Rory O'More

see saw

slice

slide along set

square through

star

swat the flea

swing

turn alone

zig zag

Moves Following Star

allemande

balance

balance the ring

box the gnat

chain

circle

custom

do si do

down the hall

form a long wave

form an ocean wave

form long waves

gyre

hey

long lines

mad robin

meltdown swing

pass by

promenade

pull by dancers

pull by direction

right left through

slide along set

stand still

star

star promenade

swat the flea

swing

turn alone