2019-09-09: Louisville, KY

user: Chet Gray

The Baby Rose

by: David Kaynor

Bob Crawford calling

This dance is not published.

Contra Essentialism

by: Nicholas Rockstroh

Chet Gray calling

introduces moves: long lines, swing, right left through, allemande

formation: improper

Note the hand in which the next neighbor's hand will be held in the long lines

A1 8
long lines forward & back
8
neighbors swing
A2 8
right left through
8
ladles allemande right 1½
B1 16
partners balance & swing
B2 8
gentlespoons allemande left 1½
8
neighbors swing and take hands with next neighbors in long lines

I was taking a course on gender and sexuality at the time I wrote this. The title is a double pun; "Contra is essential" is one meaning, "against cultural/biological essentialism" is another.

Hocus Pocus

by: Lisa Greenleaf

Bob calling

introduces moves: chain, hey, circle, 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 ⁋

Seven Sevens

by: Jim Kitch

Chet calling

introduces moves: star, box the gnat, mad robin, pass by, meltdown swing

formation: Becket ccw

A1 8
circle left 3 places
8
neighbors swing
A2 8
right left through
8
star left 4 places to take right hands with next neighbors
B1 8
next neighbors balance & box the gnat
8
mad robin, gentlespoons in front
B2 2
gentlespoons pass by left shoulders
14
partners meltdown swing

Summer of '84

by: Gene Hubert and Steve Schnur

Bob calling

introduces moves: pull by dancers, form an ocean wave, balance, custom

formation: improper

A1 8
long lines forward & back - New Neighbor gentlespoons on left diagonal
2
gentlespoons pull by right
6
partners allemande left once - hold on
A2 0
form an ocean wave - gentlespoons by right hands and partners by left hands
4
balance the wave
4
walk forward along the set to next couple
0
form an ocean wave - gentlespoons by right hands and shadows by left hands
4
balance the wave
4
shadows allemande left ¾
B1 16
partners balance & swing
B2 8
ladles chain
8
right left through - identify next neighbors

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The Cure for the Claps

by: Bob Isaacs

Chet calling

This dance is not published.

Labor of Love

by: Kathy Anderson

Bob calling

This dance is not published.

A Long Courtship

by: Don Veino

Chet calling

This dance is not published.

Naked in California

by: Nils Fredland

Chet calling

introduces moves: form long waves, Rory O'More

formation: improper

A1 8
long lines forward & back
8
neighbors swing (new neighbor)
A2 2
ladles allemande right ½
6
partners allemande left ¾
8
shadows allemande right 1½ - hold on
B1 0
form long waves - gentlespoons face in, ladles face out, shadows right
8
balance & Rory O'More right past shadows
8
partners swing
B2 6
circle left 3 places
10
neighbors swing (same neighbor) ⁋

Written in 2008, after calling the “Dance Awakening” weekend in Harbin Hot Springs, CA.

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