user: Chet Gray
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by: Sarah Kaiser
introduces moves: circle, swing, chain, long lines, allemande
formation: improper
A1  8  circle left 3 places

8  partners swing
 
A2  8  ladles chain

8  ladles chain
 
B1  8  long lines forward & back

8  gentlespoons allemande left 1½
 
B2  16  neighbors balance & swing ⁋

by: unknown
introduces moves: do si do, balance the ring, pass through
formation: improper
A1  16  neighbors balance & swing

A2  8  long lines forward & back

8  ladles chain
 
B1  8  ladles do si do once

8  partners swing
 
B2  8  circle left 3 places

4  balance the ring
 
4  pass through ⁋

introduces moves: form a long wave, form an ocean wave, right left through
formation: improper
A1  8  ladles dance in to a long wave in the center  balance the wave

8  ladles dance out while gentlespoons dance in to a long wave in the center  balance the wave
 
A2  4  gentlespoons allemande left ½

4  form an ocean wave & balance  gentlespoons by left hands and neighbors by right hands
 
8  neighbors swing
 
B1  8  gentlespoons allemande left 1½

8  partners swing
 
B2  8  right left through

8  ladles chain ⁋

by: Rick Mohr
introduces moves: down the hall, up the hall, star
formation: Becket
A1  8  down the hall and right hand high, left hand low +

8  up the hall and bend into a ring
 
A2  4  balance the ring

12  neighbors swing
 
B1  8  long lines forward & back

8  right diagonal ladles chain to shadow
 
B2  8  star left 4 places

8  partners swing

/+ center gentlespoon right hand high left hand low, end gentlespoon turn alone
star to partner swing  find partner in adjacent star
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by: Cary Ravitz
introduces moves: petronella, turn alone
formation: Becket ccw
Double progression.
In long lines, your partner is in one hand, your shadow is in the other hand.
A1  8  gentlespoons allemande left 1½

8  neighbors swing
 
A2  8  right left through

8  left diagonal ladles chain to shadow (only if there is someone there) ⁋
 
B1  8  balance & petronella

0  turn alone to face a new neighbor ⁋
 
8  balance & petronella
 
B2  0  turn alone to face your partner

16  partners balance & swing

http://www.dance.ravitz.us/#pp3
Note the similarity to Maliza's Magical Mystery Motion. The chain is to the diagonal left here, so at the end of B1 you must face a new set of four to find your partner.
by: Rick Mohr
introduces moves: slide along set, balance
formation: Becket
A1  2  slide left along set ⁋

6  circle left 3 places
 
8  neighbors swing
 
A2  8  long lines forward & back

4  star left 2 places  gentlespoons drop out
 
4  ladles allemande left ¾
 
B1  0  form an ocean wave  ladles by right hands and neighbors by left hands

4  balance the wave
 
4  neighbors allemande right ½ and a little bit more
 
0  form a right diagonal ocean wave  gentlespoons by right hands and neighbors by left hands (next gentlespoon)
 
4  balance the wave
 
4  gentlespoons allemande right ¾
 
B2  0  form a left diagonal ocean wave  gentlespoons by right hands and partners by left hands catch left hands with partners to form left diagonal wavy line

4  balance the wave
 
12  partners swing

http://rickmohr.net/contra/dances.asp#DrBluhmsDelight
Diagonal action makes this dance fun and different while staying accessible.
The neighbors allemande right in B1 is slightly more than half way round — gentlespoons go just past the opposite gentlespoon to join left hands with the next gentlespoons, forming a wave on the right diagonal. Then left allemande 3/4 easily forms the left diagonal wave with partners for the balance in B2. Of course the gentlespoons would never forget to complete the balance by looking left at each other before diving into the partner swing ... but it couldn't hurt to remind them!
Usually after the swing in B2 dancers are almost across from their new neighbors and don't need to shift left very far to start the circle left in A1.
For my buddy Carey Bluhm of Keene NH, who delights in playing fiddle tunes.
Video: Lisa Greenleaf & Didgeridoo at Fiddling Frog 2010, Pasadena CA (posted by Dave Foster)
by: Chris Weiler
introduces moves: hey, form long waves
formation: improper
start in long waves, gentlespoons facing out, neighbor in right hand
A1  4  balance the wave

4  neighbors allemande right ¾
 
8  gentlespoons allemande left 1½
 
A2  16  partners balance & swing

B1  8  long lines forward & back

8  ladles start a half hey  rights in center, lefts on ends
 
B2  8  ladles allemande right 1½, hold on

4  form an ocean wave & balance  ladles by right hands and neighbors by left hands
 
4  neighbors allemande left ¾, hold on
 
0  form long waves  ladles face in, gentlespoons face out, next neighbors in right hand

http://caller.chrisweiler.ws/dances.htm#amherstwooster
Written as an auction item for CDSS during English and American Week at Pinewoods, 2010. The winning bidders, Alex Barron and Jenna Henderson, gave this dance to their friends Dr. Andrew Noble (from Wooster) and Dr. Emily Riddle (from Amherst) on the occasion of their wedding. Written 8/23/10. First called 8/28/10 at the Concord Scout House.