Easy fallback dances

user: Adam Carlson

Love and Twirls

by: James Hutson

introduces moves: Rory O'More, swing, circle, long lines, pull by dancers, allemande, form long waves

formation: improper

Starts in long waves, gentlespoons face out

A1 8
balance & Rory O'More right
8
balance & Rory O'More left
A2 16
neighbors balance & swing
B1 8
circle left 3 places
8
partners swing
B2 8
long lines forward & back
4
ladles pull by right across
4
neighbors allemande left ¾ ⁋
0
form long waves - ladles face in, gentlespoons face out

Airpants variation

by: Lisa Greenleaf

introduces moves: do si do

formation: improper

A1 16
neighbors balance & swing
A2 8
long lines forward & back
8
ladles allemande right 1½
B1 16
partners balance & swing
B2 8
circle left 3 places
8
neighbors do si do 1½ high ten and look for new ⁋

Hocus Pocus

by: Lisa Greenleaf

introduces moves: chain, hey, balance the ring, California twirl

formation: improper

A1 16
neighbors balance & swing
A2 8
ladles chain
8
ladles start a half hey - rights in center, lefts on ends right shoulder
B1 16
partners balance & swing
B2 8
circle left 3 places
4
balance the ring
4
partners California twirl ⁋

The Nice Combination

by: Gene Hubert

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

formation: improper

A1 16
neighbors long swing, end in a line
A2 8
down the hall and turn as a couple
8
up the hall and bend into a ring
B1 8
circle left 3 places
8
partners swing
B2 8
ladles chain
8
star left 4 places ⁋

The Baby Rose

by: David Kaynor

formation: improper

A1 16
neighbors balance & swing
A2 8
circle left 3 places
8
partners do si do once
B1 16
partners balance & swing
B2 8
ladles chain
8
star left 4 places to new neighbor ⁋

Al's Safeway Produce

by: Robert Cromartie

formation: improper

A1 8
star left - wrist grip - 4 places
8
neighbors allemande left 1½
A2 8
ladles allemande right 1½
8
partners swing
B1 6
circle left 3 places
10
neighbors swing
B2 8
long lines forward & back
8
star right - wrist grip - 4 places ⁋

Author's Notes:
The transition from left hand star to allemande left is especially nice if a New England style (hand on wrist) star is used. This is the only dance I can think of for which I specifically request that type of star in those parts of the country where the default is hands-across.
Unfortunately, the origin of the name is lost in the mists of time. All I can say is that "Al" is not Al Olson, although had I known who he is when I wrote this, it might have been. Composed sometime around 1989.

This dance is from William Watson's mirror of American Country Dances On Line
All rights reserved by the author; used by permission.
Added to database 9/14/1997; last revised 3/5/1999; edited by Russell Owen

Lawyers in a Downpour

by: Peter Stix

This dance is not published.

Sandy's Seattle Sendoff

by: Jim Thaxter

This dance is not published.

Trip to Victori

by: Russell Owen

This dance is not published.

Bring Her Home

by: unknown

This dance is not published.

Harmony Supper Line

by: Jim Saxe

formation: improper

A1 8
neighbors allemande left 1½
8
ladles chain
A2 6
ladles allemande right once
10
partners swing
B1 6
circle left 3 places
10
neighbors swing
B2 8
long lines forward & back
8
star right 4 places ⁋

Jed's Reel

by: Penn Fix

This dance is not published.

Fredrick Contra

by: Tom Hinds

This dance is not published.

Good Friday

by: Kirston Koths

This dance is not published.

Equal Turn

by: Tom Hinds

This dance is not published.