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

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