2019-03-25: Louisville, KY

user: Chet Gray

The Full Deal

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 ⁋

Monday

by: Jim Hemphill

introduces moves: meltdown swing, right left through, star

formation: improper

A1 8
neighbors allemande right 1½
8
gentlespoons allemande left 1½
A2 16
partners meltdown swing
B1 8
circle left 3 places
8
neighbors swing
B2 8
right left through
8
star left 4 places ⁋

Cats and More Cats

by: Melanie Axel-Lute

This dance is not published.

Delphiniums and Daisies

by: Tanya Rotenberg

  • balance & swing

introduces moves: hey

formation: improper

A1 8
neighbors allemande left 1½
8
ladles chain
A2 16
ladles start a full hey - rights in center, lefts on ends
B1 16
partners long swing
B2 8
circle left 3 places
8
neighbors allemande right 1½ ⁋

Written in 1985 for the 20th anniversary of her parents' wedding, these being their wedding flowers.

Kinematic Vorticity

by: Carol Ormand

introduces moves: gate, down the hall, up the hall

formation: improper

A1 8
long lines forward & back ⁋
8
twos gate ones to face down the set
A2 8
down the hall and turn alone
8
up the hall and bend into a ring
B1 8
circle left 3 places
8
partners swing
B2 8
circle left 3 places
8
neighbors swing

JoLaine Jones Pokorney notes that this is a good dance for enabling dancers of limited mobility to keep up. Here are some more: http://jolainejonespokorney.blogspot.com/2018/03/if-you-stumble-make-it-part-of-dance.html?m=1

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Chuck the Budgie

by: Rick Mohr

introduces moves: form an ocean wave, form long waves, balance

formation: improper

A1 6
gentlespoons allemande left once
10
neighbors swing
A2 8
circle left 3 places
8
partners swing
B1 8
long lines forward & back
8
ladles allemande right 1½ - don't let go
B2 4
form an ocean wave & balance - ladles by right hands and neighbors by left hands
4
neighbors allemande left ¾ to long wavy lines
0
form long waves - ladles face in, gentlespoons face out ⁋
4
balance
4
next neighbors allemande right ¾

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Boiling Mud

Living in Zen

by: Cary Ravitz

introduces moves: gyre

formation: indecent

from proper contra, twos cross - ladles left, gentlespoons right

A1 16
neighbors meltdown swing (or balance and swing)
A2 8
gentlespoons allemande left 1½
8
partners gyre 1½
B1 8
ladles start a half hey - lefts in center, rights on ends
8
partners swing
B2 8
gentlespoons start a half hey - lefts in center, rights on ends - ladles catch left hands
8
star left - hands across - 3 places (gentlespoons are behind partners) - progress to next neighbors

Suggested alternate B2a: replace half hey with right left through across the set

https://www.dance.ravitz.us/#lz

MRD

Eleanor’s Reel

by: Bill Olson

  • talkthrough A1

introduces moves: pull by dancers, pass through, do si do

formation: improper

A1 4
form an ocean wave & balance - ladles by left hands and 1st neighbors by right hands
4
1st neighbors pull by right on right diagonal ⁋
4
form an ocean wave & balance - gentlespoons by right hands and 2nd neighbors by left hands
4
2nd neighbors pull by left on left diagonal ⁋
A2 4
form an ocean wave & balance - ladles by left hands and 3rd neighbors by right hands
12
3rd neighbors swing
B1 6
circle left 3 places
10
partners swing
B2 6
circle left 3 places
2
pass through ⁋
8
1st neighbors do si do once

Note “first” at the end of the dance is “new first”

Bill Olson Notes: Originally B2 was "Circle Left 3/4, Do sa do N x 1.5 to meet new Neighbor". Thanks to Rick Mohr for the suggestion to rearrange it as written above! With the exception of A1, this is a pretty "ordinary dance". The original thinking was like this. There's a lot of dances where you balance a wave across and then walk forward to a new wave and balance again. While I like this move a lot, I always thought in these dances, there is just too much time allowed to walk to the next, so I figured how about pulling by on the diagonal (which is sort of the natural direction to go in anyway!) to form the next wave with opposite role in the center. The TRICK to making this work, since each subsequent balance starts on the opposite foot (you always start the balance towards your Neighbor) is to either take 3 or five steps to get to the next wave. It might help (or it might hurt) to tell the dancers this is not unlike what you do in a "Rory O' More" inspired dance, but that's the same foot pattern - (balance R, slide R, balance L, slide L). Try the footwork to see how it works before trying to explain it to the dancers. Finally, the dance is especially excellent if the dancers do the Rory O'More "twirl" while they are progressing to the next wave. I don't normally instruct the dancers to do this, but if you mention it, the dancers that know the move will do it and it works just fine! When dancers pop out the ends, they go right back in most of the time. In this case, they can give the free hand to their partner and balance and pull by to cross over, face back into the dance and just do what the NEXT person asks them to! I first called this dance at a very small Kittery Maine dance on Aug 8, 2003, just to see if it worked. The next time I called it was at the VFW hall in Cambridge, MA, to a very large crowd where the triple progression dance made more sense. Afterwards Lisa Greenleaf came up and said, "You should call that dance at NEFFA. It's great in a crowded hall and you get to visit everybody!" Well this brought up a couple things I hadn't really though of. First it is great in a crowded hall just because it's very compact, no courtesy turns or moves that go outside the set. Second you really do visit everybody which is a great feature at a festival like NEFFA where the lines are so long you usually don't even get half way through the set. Actually, you don't quite get to visit everybody, but certainly all of the members of the opposite role and about half of the ones of same role. This dance is named for Eleanor Fahrney of Buena Vista, CO (pronounced "byoona vista") who was having a great time dancing it at the VFW.

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