Cincinnati, OH 2019-09-09

user: Nicholas Rockstroh

Mended Sixpence

by: Mike Richardson

intro to corners

introduces moves: do si do, allemande, swing, chain, star

formation: improper

A1 8
neighbors do si do once
8
gentlespoons do si do once
A2 8
ladles do si do once
8
ladles allemande right 1½
B1 16
partners balance & swing
B2 8
ladles chain
8
star left 4 places and look for next neighbors

After the Solstice

by: Lisa Greenleaf

changing corners

introduces moves: long lines, right left through, circle, pass through

formation: improper

A1 16
neighbors balance & swing
A2 8
long lines forward & back
8
gentlespoons allemande left 1½
B1 16
partners balance & swing
B2 8
right left through
6
circle left 3 places
2
pass through ⁋

Dancing Bear

by: Becky Hill

chains from both corners

introduces moves: hey

formation: improper

A1 4
neighbors allemande right ½
4
neighbors allemande left once
8
ladles chain
A2 16
ladles start a full hey - rights in center, lefts on ends
B1 16
partners balance & swing
B2 8
ladles chain
8
star left 4 places

In A1, allemande right for just three steps, then "jump and grunt" to change hands on the 4th count. Allemande left the same neighbor all the way around so that they have traded places.

Petronella Stomp variation

by: Nicholas Rockstroh

transitioning to new corners

introduces moves: petronella

formation: Becket

A1 8
gentlespoons allemande left 1½
8
neighbors swing
A2 8
balance & petronella
8
balance & petronella to a left hand star
B1 8
star right 4 places and look for next neighbors
8
ladles allemande left 1½ with next ladle
B2 16
partners balance & swing

Based on petronella Stomp by Tom Lehmann. Changed the star from a left hand to a right hand making the ladles allemande a left hand instead of a right hand.

BREAK

Trillium

by: Cary Ravitz

introduces moves: star promenade, butterfly whirl

formation: Becket

note neighbors on left diagonal

A1 6
gentlespoons allemande left once and scoop up partners
4
star promenade left ½
6
butterfly whirl moving right along the line to next neighbors
A2 8
ladles start a half hey - rights in center, lefts on ends
8
ladles allemande right 1½
B1 16
neighbors balance & swing
B2 6
circle left 3 places
10
partners swing

Ted's Triplet #7

by: Ted Sanella

Contra corners

introduces moves: custom, contra corners, up the hall

formation: triplet

A1 8
ones and twos allemande right 1½
8
right left through at the top
A2 16
ones contra corners
B1 16
ones balance & swing
B2 8
ones up the center and cast alone to the bottom ⁋
8
partners do si do once

Midwest Folklore

by: Orace Johnson

introduces moves: slide along set

formation: Becket

A1 2
slide left along set ⁋
6
circle left 3 places
8
neighbors do si do once
A2 16
neighbors balance & swing
B1 8
circle left 3 places
8
partners do si do once
B2 16
partners balance & swing

Bob Isaacs notes: Hailing from Urbana, IL, Orace Johnson was a pillar of the Midwest contra community until his passing in 1991 while contra dancing. This simple dance is as pure as it gets. It also inspired one of the best contra books, Midwest Folklore, a collection of the best dances from the Midwest’s best choreographers.