user: Chet Gray
by: Julian Blechner
introduces moves: custom, turn alone, allemande, do si do, swing, promenade
formation: circle mixer
A1  8  ladles to the center and back

2  gentlespoons to the center
 
4  gentlespoons turn alone
 
2  gentlespoons go back
 
A2  8  partners allemande left 1½ (gentlespoons progress CCW, ladles progress CW) ⁋

8  next neighbors do si do once (now your partner)
 
B1  16  partners balance & swing

B2  16  partners promenade along the set on the right

by: Becky Hill
introduces moves: circle, long lines, chain, star
formation: improper
A1  16  neighbors balance & swing

A2  8  circle left 3 places

8  partners swing
 
B1  8  long lines forward & back

8  ladles chain to neighbor
 
B2  8  star left 4 places ⁋

8  next neighbors do si do once

by: Cary Ravitz
introduces moves: petronella
formation: Becket ccw
A1  8  circle left 3 places

8  neighbors swing
 
A2  8  long lines forward & back

8  ladles chain
 
B1  8  balance & petronella and turn to face the next ⁋

8  balance & petronella
 
B2  16  partners balance & swing

by: John Coffman
introduces moves: zig zag
formation: Becket
A1  8  circle left 3 places

6  zig left zag right, trailing two catching hands ⁋
 
2  gentlespoons allemande left ½
 
A2  16  neighbors balance & swing

B1  8  long lines forward & back

8  ladles allemande right 1½
 
B2  16  partners balance & swing

by: Don Flaherty
introduces moves: balance the ring, gyre, balance, California twirl
formation: improper
A1  8  balance & petronella

8  balance & petronella
 
A2  4  balance the ring

12  neighbors swing
 
B1  8  ladles gyre 1½

8  partners swing
 
B2  8  circle left 3 places

4  partners balance
 
4  partners California twirl ⁋

by: Greg Frock
introduces moves: mad robin, pass by
formation: improper
A1  8  neighbors do si do once

8  neighbors swing
 
A2  8  long lines forward & back

8  mad robin, gentlespoons in front
 
B1  4  gentlespoons pass by left shoulders

12  partners swing
 
B2  8  circle left 3 places

4  balance the ring
 
4  partners California twirl ⁋

Dancers will try to rush the mad robin to include the gentlespoons cross in A2. Remind them there is plenty of time to complete the figure. Written for Robin Wilson in 2011
by: Bradley Smith
introduces moves: hey, meltdown swing, roll away
formation: Becket ccw
A1  16  gentlespoons start a full hey  lefts in center, rights on ends  ladles ricochet second time to neighbors

A2  16  neighbors meltdown swing

B1  4  long lines forward

4  gentlespoons roll away neighbors with a half sashay on the way back (roll right to left)
 
8  mad robin, gentlespoons in front (CCW around current neighbors, facing partners)
 
B2  0  turn alone to face Next neighbors ⁋

6  circle left 3 places
 
10  partners swing

Written for the Wise family.
introduces moves: pass through
formation: improper
A1  8  neighbors allemande right 1¾

8  gentlespoons allemande left 1½
 
A2  16  partners balance & swing

B1  8  balance & petronella

8  balance & petronella
 
B2  8  balance & petronella

4  balance the ring
 
2  pass through ⁋

by: Nils Fredland
introduces moves: pull by dancers
formation: improper
Begins hands4 in a ring.
A1  8  balance & petronella

8  balance & petronella
 
A2  16  neighbors balance & swing

B1  2  gentlespoons pull by left

2  partners pull by right
 
4  ladles allemande left once
 
8  partners swing
 
B2  8  circle left 3 places

4  balance the ring
 
4  pass through and form a ring ⁋

One of Nils’ first dance compositions.
https://www.library.unh.edu/special/forms/rpdlw/syllabus2013.pdf
by: Nils Fredland
formation: improper
Begins hands4 in a ring.
A1  8  balance & petronella

8  balance & petronella
 
A2  16  neighbors balance & swing

B1  8  gentlespoons start a half hey  lefts in center, rights on ends  ladles ricochet

8  partners swing
 
B2  6  circle left 3 places

2  pass through ⁋
 
8  neighbors do si do once and form a ring

Variation by Nils.