Guinea Pig 8-11

user: Moose Flores

Complicity Swing

by: Moose Flores

  • star to Next N DSD

introduces moves: long lines, roll away, chain, star, do si do, balance, custom, swing, hey

formation: improper

Double progression.
Make sure the Gentlespoons are rolling to their left in A1.

A1 4
long lines forward & back
4
ladles roll away neighbors with a half sashay
8
ladles chain to partner
A2 8
star left 3 places ⁋
8
next neighbors do si do 1¼ to right hand Ocean Wave, gentlespoons in center
B1 4
balance the wave
4
swing through - neighbors allemand right 1/2, ladles allemand left 1/2
8
partners swing
B2 8
gentlespoons start a half hey - lefts in center, rights on ends - ladles ricochet
8
neighbors swing ⁋

End effect: If out during the B section, reenter as usual, with the LLFB. If out during A1 (from rollaway, waiting for the next neighbor DSD), wait half-sashayed. Although, if you reenter at the wave on the "wrong side", the dance will put you back with your partner for the swing and all will be well.

Inspired by Simplicity Swing: https://contradb.com/dances/175
I Liked the LH Star to next neighbor DSD, and I moved the swings into the B sections.

Dance the Snapper

by: Moose Flores

  • Spank the Alligator to star & hey

introduces moves: custom, pull by dancers, allemande

formation: improper

The dance begins in a Right Hand Wavy Line (neighbors holding right, ladles in the center, holding lefts)
Reverse progression in A1, so it may help to have everyone progress once in the usual way (walk forward to new wavy line) before the first walk through begins.

A1 8
"Spank the Alligator" + ⁋
8
star right - hands across - 4 places - ladles turn out, gentlespoons pull by to start ...
A2 16
gentlespoons start a full hey - rights in center, lefts on ends
B1 16
partners balance & swing
B2 8
long lines forward & back
2
gentlespoons pull by left
2
neighbors allemande right ½ -ish, to form a wave
4
balance the wave, right & back

For the Gator in Humbolt Park, Chance the Snapper
+ Spank the Alligator (Based on B2 of Joseph Pimentel's Hotpoint Special) All take a small step forward & face right. Partners walk single file, turning right to go up/down the set to new neighbors across.

Diving Under the Double Rainbow

by: Moose Flores

  • Proper, 1s & 2s

introduces moves: circle, custom, figure 8, arch & dive, balance the ring, California twirl

formation: proper

Note ones and twos.

After the initial walk through, new minor sets are formed with the twos above, but this is quickly changed by the swing.

A1 8
same roles swing - end with 1s above, 2s below
8
circle right 3 places
A2 16
partners balance & swing
B1 8
circle left 3 places
0
Ones arch
8
twos half figure 8 above
B2 4
twos arch ones dive ⁋
4
twos arch ones dive with a 2nd couple
4
balance the ring with 3rd couple
4
partners California twirl

Same role swing will go smoothly if the twos will swing as the opposite role.

During the Arch & Dive, make sure the twos are also moving forward,
Twos will be half-sashayed for the California Twirl. If needed, Wheel Around/Turn as a couple can substitute.

Hey of a Different Color

by: Moose Flores

  • Smooth & simpl-- Larks chain

introduces moves: meltdown swing

formation: improper

A1 16
ladles start a full hey - lefts in center, rights on ends
A2 8
neighbors swing
8
gentlespoons start a half hey - lefts in center, rights on ends - ladles ricochet
B1 16
partners meltdown swing
B2 8
gentlespoons chain
8
long lines forward & back ⁋

Shambolic

by: Moose Flores

  • lost & found, cross trails to PS

introduces moves: give & take, right left through, petronella, cross trails

formation: Becket

A1 4
ladles give & take neighbors
12
neighbors swing end facing left diagonal
A2 8
left diagonal ladles chain to shadow
8
right left through
B1 8
balance & petronella
8
balance & petronella
B2 8
cross trails - neighbors across the set right shoulders, shadows along the set left shoulders
8
partners swing ⁋

End effects: while waiting out, when a diagonal chain comes to you, do so.
You will spend part of your time waiting out with your shadow and some with your partner. You will still do every partner swing.