IsaacB.PDX.BFD.03.16.18

user: Isaac Banner

After the Solstice

by: Lisa Greenleaf

introduces moves: swing, long lines, allemande, right left through, circle, pass through

formation: improper

A1 16
neighbors balance & swing
A2 8
long lines forward & back
8
gentlespoons allemande left 1½
B1 16
partners balance & swing
B2 8
right left through
6
circle left 3 places
2
pass through ⁋

40 Mohr Years

by: Sue Rosen

introduces moves: down the hall, up the hall, balance the ring, roll away, chain, gyre

formation: Becket

A1 6
circle left 3 places
2
pass through ⁋
8
neighbors swing and end facing down
A2 8
down the hall and turn alone
8
up the hall and bend into a ring
B1 4
balance the ring
4
ladles roll away neighbors with a half sashay
8
ladles chain ⁋
B2 8
ladles gyre once in the center
8
partners swing

The Second Time Around

by: Jim Kitch

introduces moves: meltdown swing, hey, star

formation: improper

A1 16
neighbors meltdown swing
A2 8
gentlespoons allemande left 1½
8
partners start a half hey - rights on ends, lefts in center
B1 16
partners meltdown swing
B2 8
ladles chain
8
star left 4 places ⁋

Bear Country

by: Isaac Banner

introduces moves: pull by dancers, slide along set

formation: Becket

A1 8
ladles allemande right 1½
8
neighbors swing
A2 8
ladles chain
8
star left - hands across - 4 places
B1 2
gentlespoons pull by left (ladles drop out)
14
neighbors start a hey - rights on ends, lefts in center - until partners meet the second time
B2 14
partners balance & swing
2
slide left along set ⁋

Higgs Boson

by: Isaac Banner

introduces moves: box circulate, form an ocean wave

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.

Train Delay

by: Maia McCormick

introduces moves: box the gnat, do si do

formation: Becket

Shadow is next to you.

A1 2
slide left along set ⁋
6
circle left 3 places
8
neighbors swing
A2 8
ladles chain
8
star left 4 places
B1 8
shadows balance & box the gnat
8
shadows do si do 1½
B2 16
partners balance & swing

In the second half of B1, pull by R at the start of the do-si-do for some extra momentum.

Written on a stuck train to Princeton, NJ, late 2014, and first called March 2015 in Silver Spring, MD.

Waltz/Break

Yenta's Reel

by: Isaac Banner

introduces moves: promenade

formation: Becket

A1 8
long lines forward & back
8
partners promenade and hook/loop to new neighbors
A2 8
circle right 3 places (of course right!)
4
form an ocean wave & balance - gentlespoons by right hands and neighbors by left hands
4
pass through walking forward and **left** ⁋
B1 4
form an ocean wave & balance - ladles by left hands and neighbors by right hands
2
pass through walking forward and **right** ⁋
2
gentlespoons allemande right ½
8
partners start a half hey - lefts on ends, rights in center
B2 16
partners balance & swing

Dancers should use the oomph from the j-hook promenade to drive them into the circle right.

Saturday Night Fever

by: Erik Hoffman

introduces moves: square through

formation: improper

A1 16
neighbors balance & swing
A2 8
gentlespoons allemande left 1½
8
partners swing
B1 8
right left through
8
ladles chain
B2 8
square through two - partners balance & pull by right, then neighbors pull by left
8
square through two - partners balance & pull by right, then neighbors pull by left ⁋

Tom's Queue-less Carousel

by: Tom Hinds / Isaac Banner

introduces moves: slice

formation: Becket

A1 8
slice left and straight back and gentlespoons pull neighbor ⁋
8
neighbors swing
A2 8
circle left 3 places
8
partners allemande right 1½
B1 16
gentlespoons start a full hey - lefts in center, rights on ends left shoulder
B2 16
partners meltdown swing

Becket-ized version of Tom Hinds' The Carousel, but without the chunky feeling of long lines forward and back (technically the slice is almost lines forward/back, but dancers can ooze it a bit more, especially since it's a slice and take).

Queue-less, not clueless, because this time The Carousel has no lines. Unlike my program, which at the time had 5 LLFB and one just had to go.

March for Andrea

by: Isaac Banner

introduces moves: California twirl, give & take

formation: Becket

Andrea Nettleton told me she wished callers would do more down the halls, but all the options in my box were pretty basic and I wanted something that used it as less of an "away we go" and more of a buildup.

A1 8
gentlespoons allemande left 1½
8
neighbors swing and end facing down
A2 8
down the hall and turn alone
8
up the hall and bend into a ring
B1 4
balance the ring
4
partners California twirl ⁋
4
balance the ring
4
gentlespoons roll away neighbors with a half sashay
B2 4
balance the ring
4
gentlespoons take partners
8
partners swing

Grab Bag

by: Isaac Banner

introduces moves: pass by

formation: improper

A1 8
long lines forward & back
8
neighbors swing
A2 16
gentlespoons start a full hey - lefts in center, rights on ends
B1 2
gentlespoons pass by left shoulders
14
partners meltdown swing
B2 8
gentlespoons allemande left 1½
8
neighbors swing ⁋

The A1 neighbor swing is a new neighbor each time after the first through the dance.

Tica Tica Timing

by: Dean Snipes

introduces moves: petronella

formation: Becket

A1 8
circle left 3 places
8
neighbors swing
A2 8
neighbors promenade
8
ladles chain
B1 8
balance & petronella
8
balance & petronella
B2 14
partners balance & swing
2
slide left along set ⁋