Louisville, KY 2019-07-08

user: Nicholas Rockstroh

Another Nice Combination variation

by: Nicholas Rockstroh

introduces moves: swing, circle, pass through, do si do, promenade

formation: improper

A1 16
neighbors balance & swing
A2 8
circle left 3 places
2
pass through
6
shadows do si do once
B1 16
partners balance & swing
B2 8
partners promenade
6
circle right 3 places
2
pass through to next neighbors

A small variation on Another Nice Combination that replaces the chain to star transition at the end with a promenade to circle and pass through.

Circle Mixers Are Fun

by: Tony Parkes

introduces moves: long lines, box the gnat, swat the flea, see saw

formation: circle mixer

right hand balance to box the gnat, left hand balance to swat the flea

A1 8
long lines forward & back
8
long lines forward & back
A2 8
partners right hand balance & box the gnat
8
partners do si do once
B1 8
partners left hand balance & swat the flea
8
partners see saw once ⁋
B2 16
neighbors balance & swing, this is your new partner

Monday

by: Jim Hemphill

introduces moves: allemande, 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 ⁋

Butter

by: Gene Hubert

introduces moves: slide along set, chain, hey

formation: Becket

A1 2
slide left along set ⁋
6
circle left 3 places
8
neighbors swing
A2 8
long lines forward & back
8
ladles chain
B1 16
ladles start a full hey - rights in center, lefts on ends
B2 16
partners balance & swing

Memories of a Dance I Haven't Met

by: Nicholas Rockstroh

introduces moves: roll away, petronella, down the hall, up the hall

formation: improper

A1 4
long lines forward
4
ladles roll away neighbors with a half sashay
4
long lines forward
4
gentlespoons roll away neighbors with a half sashay
A2 8
balance & petronella
8
partners swing, end in a line of four facing down
B1 8
down the hall and turn alone
8
up the hall and bend into a ring
B2 8
balance & petronella
8
neighbors swing and take hands with next neighbors in long lines

Written at 3 AM at Summer CDH 2019. Sometimes the sequences just come to me, and when they do it can feel like remembering something I've never done. Named after a song from Celldweller's album Wish Upon a Blackstar.

BREAK

Contra Essentialism

by: Nicholas Rockstroh

formation: improper

Note the hand in which the next neighbor's hand will be held in the long lines

A1 8
long lines forward & back
8
neighbors swing
A2 8
right left through
8
ladles allemande right 1½
B1 16
partners balance & swing
B2 8
gentlespoons allemande left 1½
8
neighbors swing and take hands with next neighbors in long lines

I was taking a course on gender and sexuality at the time I wrote this. The title is a double pun; "Contra is essential" is one meaning, "against cultural/biological essentialism" is another.

Mange Tak

by: Ron Buchanan

introduces moves: form an ocean wave, pull by dancers

formation: Improper

A1 16
neighbors balance & swing
A2 8
pass through to an ocean wave & balance - ladles by left in the center, neighbors by right on the sides
2
neighbors allemande right ½
2
gentlespoons pull by left
4
partners allemande right ¾ and look for shadows
B1 6
shadows allemande left once
10
partners swing
B2 8
pass through to an ocean wave & balance - ladles by left in the center, partners by right on the sides
2
partners allemande right ½
2
gentlespoons pull by left
4
neighbors allemande right ¾ and look for next neighbors

Happy Birthday

by: Dean Snipes

introduces moves: custom

formation: Becket cw

A1 6
circle left 3 places
2
pass through ⁋
8
next neighbors swing
A2 8
long lines forward & back
8
ladles chain
B1 8
ladles allemande right 1½
0
MEANWHILE gentlespoons orbit CCW ½ around the set
8
partners allemande left 1½
B2 8
gentlespoons allemande right 1½
0
MEANWHILE ladles orbit CCW ½ around the set
8
partners swing