Easy fallback dances

user: Adam Carlson

Airpants variation

by: Lisa Greenleaf

introduces moves: swing, long lines, allemande, circle, 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 ⁋

Al's Safeway Produce

by: Robert Cromartie

introduces moves: star

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

The Baby Rose

by: David Kaynor

introduces moves: chain

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 ⁋

Beginner's Luck

by: Edith Goldman

This dance is not published.

Bring Her Home

by: unknown

Petronella; Give and Take

This dance is not published.

Delphiniums and Daisies

by: Tanya Rotenberg

Hey

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.

Equal Turn

by: Tom Hinds

Promenade

This dance is not published.

A Flirting Affair

by: Mary Ann Hepburn and Steve Zakon-Anderson

Hey; Right shoulder round

This dance is not published.

Fredrick Contra

by: Tom Hinds

This dance is not published.

Good Friday

by: Kirston Koths

Rory O'More

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 ⁋

Hocus Pocus

by: Lisa Greenleaf

introduces moves: 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 ⁋

Jed's Reel

by: Penn Fix

This dance is not published.

Lawyers in a Downpour

by: Peter Stix

Long lines w/ Roll-away

This dance is not published.

Love and Twirls

by: James Hutson

Rory O'More

introduces moves: Rory O'More, pull by dancers, 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

Monday Night in Ballard

by: Mike Richardson

This dance is not published.

The Nice Combination

by: Gene Hubert

Down the hall

introduces moves: down the hall, up the hall

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 ⁋

Rolling in the Hey

by: Roger Diggle

Hey

This dance is not published.

Sandy's Seattle Sendoff

by: Jim Thaxter

This dance is not published.

Solstice Special

by: Tony Parkes

Right shoulder round (x2)

This dance is not published.

Trip to Victoria

by: Russell Owen

This dance is not published.

Simplicity Swing

by: Becky Hill

formation: improper

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

Young at Heart

by: Steve Zakon-Anderson

Hey

This dance is not published.