20190926 Portland Intown Contra

user: Ezra Smith

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 ⁋

Hume Fogg Reel variation

by: Susan Kevra

introduces moves: slide along set, chain, balance

formation: Becket

A1 2
slide left along set ⁋
6
circle left 3 places
8
next neighbors swing
A2 8
long lines forward & back
8
ladles chain
B1 6
ladles allemande right once
6
partners allemande left 1½
4
gentlespoons allemande right once
B2 4
partners balance
12
partners swing

Original has Circle L and pass through in A1 instead of Slide and Circle

Kitchen Stomp

by: Becky Hill

introduces moves: petronella, star

formation: improper

A1 16
neighbors balance & swing
A2 8
gentlespoons allemande left 1½
8
partners swing
B1 8
ladles chain
8
balance & petronella
B2 8
balance & petronella
8
star left 4 places ⁋

Hocus Pocus

by: Lisa Greenleaf

introduces moves: 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 ⁋

Dancing Bears variation

by: Brian DeMarcus

introduces moves: promenade, pull by dancers, cross trails

formation: improper

A1 8
neighbors do si do once
8
neighbors swing
A2 8
neighbors promenade along the set on the left Move in a clockwise oval
8
neighbors promenade along the set on the right Turn as couple and move in CCW oval
B1 4
gentlespoons pull by left
12
partners swing
B2 8
ladles chain
4
balance the ring
4
cross trails - partners across the set right shoulders, neighbors along the set left shoulders ⁋

Ladles should be on the inside for the promenade CW and on the outside for promenade CCW.

A Walk in the Park variation

by: Ron T. Blechner

formation: Becket

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

Slide left to new couple at end of B2

Break and Waltz

Boiling Mud variation

by: Greg Byrne

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

formation: improper

Memorize direction of progression in walkthrough

A1 8
long lines forward & back
8
ones swing in the center
A2 8
neighbors handy hand allemande 1.5
8
twos swing in the center
B1 8
down the hall and turn as a couple
8
up the hall and bend into a ring
B2 8
circle left 4 places
8
neighbors swing and turn to face direction of progression ⁋

Handy hand allemande is hen the ones take their free hand after swing (Gents left and Ladies right) and allemande with their neighbor with that hand. Gent #1 and Lady #2 take left hands, Gent #2 and Lady #1 take right hands.

Leave Them Hanging

by: Luke Donforth

introduces moves: gyre, stand still

formation: improper

A1 4
neighbors gyre once
12
neighbors swing
A2 8
gentlespoons allemande left 1½
8
ladles start a half hey - rights in center, lefts on ends
B1 4
partners gyre once
12
partners swing
B2 8
circle left 3 places
8
stand still Gentlespoon one cast left

In the second half of B2 the circle follows Gentlespoon number one as he/she drops left hand; cast counterclockwise to invert circle and stop when all dancers are facing their original direction of progression.

Tranquility

by: Linda Leslie

introduces moves: form an ocean wave, pass through

formation: Becket

A1 8
long lines forward & back
8
gentlespoons allemande left 1½
A2 16
neighbors balance & swing
B1 4
pass through to an ocean wave - ladles by left in the center, neighbors by right on the sides
4
balance
4
pass through ⁋
4
form an ocean wave & balance - ladles by left hands and neighbors by right hands
B2 4
ladles allemande left ½
12
partners swing

Slapping The Wood

by: Don Flaherty

formation: improper

Please walk this dance thru before taking to the dance floor, any feed back would be appreciate you can E-mail do14flah@aol.com
thanks Don Flaherty

A1 8
neighbors do si do once (do si do as a couple with partner around neighbors )
8
neighbors swing
A2 8
ladles chain
8
ladles start a half hey - rights in center, lefts on ends
B1 16
partners balance & swing
B2 8
circle left 3 places
4
balance the ring
4
partners California twirl ⁋

New and experienced dancers seem to like this dance for its wonderful flow
couple do si do this was the first dance to have this figure in it 35 years ago this was probably the first dance with a couple do si do