IsaacB.Portland.Roadhouse.The.Nettles.03.10.19

user: Isaac Banner



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Solar Sailors

by: Isaac Banner

introduces moves: balance the ring, give & take, swing, pass by, star, hey, custom

formation: improper

Starts with 1s below the 2s - for teaching purposes, start the lesson with the B2 neighbor swing, then teach the rest of the dance.

A1 4
balance the ring
4
gentlespoons take partners
8
partners swing
A2 4
balance the ring
4
ladles pass by right shoulders to trade places
8
star right 3 places (7/8-ish) around til ladles face next ladle on left diagonal
B1 8
ladles start a left diagonal half hey - lefts in center, rights on ends ⁋
0
gentlespoons overtake their partner on the side
8
gentlespoons start a right diagonal half hey - lefts in center, rights on ends ⁋
B2 6
star right 3 places with 5th neighbors
10
neighbors swing

I.D. 5th neighbor before going anywhere so people know who to meet up with after all this hey nonsense.

Partially inspired by Russel Owen's dance, Are You 'Most Done.

Higgs Boson

by: Isaac Banner

introduces moves: box circulate, circle, form an ocean wave, allemande, pass through

formation: improper

Starts in long waves, gentlespoons face out

A1 8
balance & box circulate - ladles cross while gentlespoons loop right
8
balance & box circulate - gentlespoons cross while ladles loop right
A2 16
neighbors balance & swing
B1 8
circle left 3 places
8
partners swing
B2 8
pass through to an ocean wave & balance - ladles by left in the center, neighbors by right on the sides
2
ladles allemande left ½
2
pass through ⁋
4
next neighbors allemande right ¾ to long waves

Based on a dance by Scott Higgs, but with a box circulate, rather than the original dances Rory spins.

Lanny's Back

by: Erik Weberg

introduces moves: meltdown swing, petronella, California twirl

formation: improper

A1 16
neighbors meltdown swing
A2 8
gentlespoons give & take partners
8
partners swing
B1 4
balance the ring
4
ladles pass by right shoulders
4
balance the ring
4
gentlespoons pass by right shoulders
B2 8
balance & petronella
4
balance the ring
4
partners California twirl ⁋

While the A section is pretty variable and the B section, with its iconic swaps across the ring, is what identifies any "Lanny's" dance, I believe this is the original version of the dance. At the very least, it's the version I last heard Erik call.

Three Klicks North

by: Isaac Banner

introduces moves: right left through, long lines, mad robin

formation: Becket

Written for a dancer who lived too far away.

A1 8
right left through
6
circle left 3 places
2
partners California twirl ⁋
A2 8
circle left 2 places
8
neighbors swing
B1 8
long lines forward & back
8
mad robin, gentlespoons in front
B2 2
gentlespoons pass by left shoulders
14
partners meltdown swing and swing

Last Hey

by: Isaac Banner

introduces moves: balance

formation: Becket

A1 8
circle left 3 places
4
balance the ring
4
pass through ⁋
A2 8
ladles allemande left 1½ (new ladles)
4
balance short waves
4
partners allemande right ¾
B1 16
ladles start a full hey - lefts in center, rights on ends
B2 16
partners balance & swing

Based on Paul Balliet's First Hey, shifted and with one phrase changed. Offers an opening that works much better with a barn-burner of a tune, with a runaway B section. Manages the energy throughout the sequence better than Paul's original dance, in my opinion. At the very least it offers a distinctly more driving and chunky feel compared to the original.