Lake City 2019-09-12

user: Adam Carlson

Monday Night in Ballard

by: Mike Richardson

This dance is not published.

Cedar Street Shuffle

by: Penn Fix

This dance is not published.

Garden of Life

by: Ron T. Blechner

This dance is not published.

Folklife Frolic

by: Lindsey Dono

introduces moves: star, allemande, box circulate, swing, chain

formation: improper

A1 8
star right 4 places
8
neighbors allemande right 1½
A2 8
balance & box circulate - gentlespoons cross while ladles loop right
8
balance & box circulate - ladles cross while gentlespoons loop right
B1 8
balance & box circulate - gentlespoons cross while ladles loop right
8
partners swing
B2 8
ladles chain
8
star left 4 places ⁋

First Hey

by: Paul Balliet

introduces moves: hey, circle, balance the ring, pass through

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 balance & swing
B2 8
circle left 3 places
4
balance the ring
4
pass through

La Grande Voyage

by: Adam Carlson

introduces moves: right left through, custom

formation: Becket

If there's no one to do the diagonal right and left through with, don't move, wait on the side for the ladles allemande. There will be people to dance with in 8 beats. If you're out at the bottom wait on the side with your partner and come in on the diagonal right and left through.

Like many double progression dances, this is better with an odd number of people in the set, as you have almost no interaction with every other couple.

A1 8
left diagonal right left through
8
ladles allemande right 1½
A2 16
neighbors balance & swing
B1 4
balance the ring
4
Leapfrog - Gentlespoons don't move - roll your partner from across to your side
4
balance the ring
4
Leapfrog - Ladles don't move - roll your partner from side to across the set
B2 4
balance the ring - gentlespoons bring your partner home to your side
12
partners swing

Caller notes

Leapfrog - Like petronella but you take turns with your partner and move two places, leapfrogging each other around the square. Each time through, one person is the anchor, they stay still and don't move. They roll their partner diagonally around the petronella square from their left hand to their right.

How I teach it

Gentlespoons, you're the anchor. You stand still and don't move. Your partner is across the set from you in your left hand. You want them next to you on your right. Draw them towards you, roll them to your right hand and send them to where your neighbor is now.
Balance the ring
Ladles, now you're the anchor. Don't move! Your partner is next to you in your left hand. You want them across the set from you. Draw them towards you then roll them to your right hand and send them across the set.
Balance the ring
Gentlespoons, bring your partner home for a swing. End looking on the left diagonal.

Author notes

I wrote this dance during the drive from Seattle to La Grande, OR, where I was calling a dance weekend. Thanks to Kathy Anderson and Charles Krausche for helping me hone the dance. They originally suggested the name "Bumpercars" for the signature move, but I later changed it to Leapfrog which is more descriptive.

The dance is named in the tradition of "Trip to X" dances. It's a mash-up of "voyage à La Grande" ("trip to La Grande") and "le grand voyage" ("the great trip").

A Thing of Trust

by: Chris Page

introduces moves: poussette, long lines

formation: improper

A1 6
half poussette - gentlespoons pull partners back then left clockwise ⁋
10
neighbors swing
A2 8
long lines forward & back
8
circle left 3 places
B1 6
half poussette - gentlespoons pull neighbors back then left clockwise
10
partners swing
B2 8
ladles chain to neighbor
8
circle right 4 places

Notes from Bob Isaacs: Written on August 7, 2012 as a smushing together of the B2/A1 of "A Sure Thing" and A2/B1 of "Trust," to put both transitions in the same dance. Chris learned to dance and call at Glenside before moving to San Diego a decade ago. This dance has it all; a new transition, good flow into both swings, and the beautiful/circle R/pousette progression.

Labor of Love

by: Kathy Anderson

This or springy connection

introduces moves: box the gnat, contra corners

formation: improper

A1 16
neighbors balance & swing
A2 8
long lines forward & back
8
ones right hand balance & box the gnat
B1 16
ones contra corners
B2 16
ones balance & swing ⁋
16
neighbors balance & swing
8
long lines forward & back
8
twos right hand balance & box the gnat
16
twos contra corners
16
twos balance & swing ⁋

Springy Connection

by: Adam Carlson

This or labor of love

introduces moves: down the hall, custom, up the hall, stand still

formation: improper

Simple contra corners dance

A1 16
neighbors balance & swing end facing down the hall
A2 6
down the hall
2
cast and cross
6
up the hall
2
2s cast the 1s around
B1 16
ones contra corners
B2 16
ones balance & swing
8
stand still ⁋

cast and cross: wheel around as a couple (don't do a California twirl, really do a cast). As they're coming together to form lines coming back up, the ones let go of their neighbor and cross to form lines that are ladle 2, ladle 1, gentlespoon 1, gentlespoon 2

Renewal

by: Gene Hubert

This dance is not published.

Tapsalteerie

by: Adam Carlson

formation: improper

A1 8
long lines forward & back
8
gentlespoons allemande right 1½
A2 16
partners start a full hey - lefts on ends, rights in center - gentlespoons ricochet first time, ladles ricochet second time
B1 16
partners balance & swing
B2 8
ladles allemande right 1½
8
neighbors swing

The name means "topsy turvy" in Scottish, and I got it from the band of the same name. Thanks to Clare Woolgrove who came up with the band name.

I wrote this dance because my wife pointed out that although it's called "The Queen Bee", another dance I wrote only had the gentlespoons doing the ricochet, and the ladles should have some fun too.

Pixie Star

by: Adam Carlson

introduces moves: pass by, gyre, custom

formation: Becket

A1 6
circle left 3 places
2
neighbors pass by right shoulders
8
next neighbors swing
A2 8
long lines forward & back
8
ladles chain
B1 4
ladles gyre ¾ gentlespoons enter in front of partner
8
gyre star once ladles drop out on home side
4
gentlespoons gyre ¾ back to home side ⁋
B2 16
partners long swing (optional balance)

Can be dizzying, don't call near end of evening or for too long.
Originally named Gypsy Star. I prefer the term Pixie, though "X gyre" seems to have won the day.

Hocus Pocus

by: Lisa Greenleaf

introduces moves: 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 ⁋