2019-01-08: Indianapolis, IN (PLANNING)

user: Chet Gray

La String Bean

by: Ron T. 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

Simplicity Swing

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

Maliza's Magical Mystery Motion

by: Cary Ravitz

introduces moves: petronella

formation: Becket

A1 8
gentlespoons allemande left 1½
8
neighbors swing
A2 8
neighbors promenade
8
ladles chain
B1 8
balance & petronella and turn to face next N
8
balance & petronella
B2 16
partners balance & swing

"The motion in B1 does seem magical – while the ladles Petronella over and back across the set, the gentlespoons do consecutive Petronellas along the side, in effect progressing behind his partner’s back."
- Rich Goss

Frock's Rockin' Frolic

by: Will Mentor

This dance is not published.

Boys From Urbana

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

Heartbeat Contra

by: Don Flaherty

  • ALTERNATIVE (easier)

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 ⁋

Mad Robin in Love

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

The Wise People of Chicago

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 and 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 neighbor, facing partner) ⁋
B2 6
circle left 3 places
10
partners swing

Written for the Wise family.

Salmonella Evening

by: Steve Zakon-Anderson

  • medley 1

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 ⁋

Spring Break

by: Nils Fredland

  • medley 2

introduces moves: pull by dancers

formation: improper

Begins hands-4 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 ⁋

Spring Break (variation)

by: Nils Fredland

  • ALTERNATIVE (if hey's work well)

formation: improper

Begins hands-4 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.

The Cure for the Claps

by: Bob Isaacs

  • medley 3

This dance is not published.

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