Tacoma 9/29/2019 w/ Pete's Posse

user: Adam Carlson

The Nice Combination

by: Gene Hubert

Simple

introduces moves: swing, down the hall, up the hall, circle, chain, star

formation: improper

A1 16
neighbors long swing, end in a line
A2 8
down the hall and turn as a couple
8
up the hall and bend into a ring
B1 8
circle left 3 places
8
partners swing
B2 8
ladles chain
8
star left 4 places ⁋

Cedar Street Shuffle

by: Penn Fix

Simple

This dance is not published.

Butter

by: Gene Hubert

Smooth

introduces moves: slide along set, long lines, hey

formation: Becket

A1 2
slide left along set ⁋
6
circle left 3 places
8
neighbors swing
A2 8
long lines forward & back
8
ladles chain
B1 16
ladles start a full hey - rights in center, lefts on ends
B2 16
partners balance & swing

Double Click

by: Bob Isaacs

*Bouncy

introduces moves: pass through, allemande, box circulate

formation: Becket

A1 6
circle left 3 places
2
pass through
2
ladles allemande left ½
6
partners allemande right ¾ to form wavy lines with the gentlespoons facing out and the ladles facing in
A2 8
balance & box circulate - ladles cross while gentlespoons loop right
8
neighbors swing
B1 8
long lines forward & back ⁋
8
gentlespoons start a half hey - rights in center, lefts on ends end in wavy lines with the gentlespoons facing in and the ladles facing out
B2 8
balance & box circulate - gentlespoons cross while ladles loop right
8
partners swing

A Thing of Trust

by: Chris Page

Smooth & sultry, or if you prefer, stately (works either way)

introduces moves: poussette

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.

Spring Break (variation)

by: Nils Fredland

Set closer - let 'er rip

introduces moves: petronella, do si do

formation: improper

Begins hands-4 in a ring.

A1 8
balance & petronella
8
balance & petronella
A2 16
neighbors balance & swing
B1 8
gentlespoons start a half hey - lefts in center, rights on ends - ladles ricochet
8
partners swing
B2 6
circle left 3 places
2
pass through ⁋
8
neighbors do si do once and form a ring

Variation by Nils.

Set break

Fan in the Doorway

by: Gene Hubert

Slip jig - not too fast, not too long

introduces moves: custom

formation: improper

for a slip jig. Start facing down the hall by swinging neighbor.

A1 8
down the hall and turn alone
8
up the hall and bend into a ring
A2 6
circle left 4 places
2
pass through ⁋
8
3/8 hey, neighbor right, gentlespoons left in the center, partner right, ladles left, neighbor right, gentlespoons left
B1 12
partners swing
8
5/8 hey, gentlespoons lead, neighbor right, ladles left, partner right, gentlespoons left
12
neighbors swing

To note your heys are correct, the partner swing and neighbor swing are both on the gentlespoon's home side.

This dance is transcribed from film, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ccGYORJyLR0 .

discussion on flow and glide contras: http://lists.sharedweight.net/pipermail/callers-sharedweight.net/2014-February/015410.html
discussion on slip-jigs: https://colinhume.com/dtmusic2.htm

Labor of Love

by: Kathy Anderson

Contra corners - woohoo

introduces moves: box the gnat, contra corners

formation: improper

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

La Grande Voyage

by: Adam Carlson

Bouncy

introduces moves: right left through, balance the ring, 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").

Blue River

by: Adam Carlson

Smooth & sultry

introduces moves: pass by, gyre

formation: improper

Before starting, introduce dancers to their current neighbor, next neighbor and previous neighbor.
At the ends, you should loop around and pay attention when you're out. Cross over immediately and be ready to gyre your next neighbor by the left, then pass your partner to gyre your previous neighbor.

A1 2
neighbors pass by right shoulders - current neighbor
6
next neighbors gyre left shoulders once
2
neighbors pass by right shoulders - current neighbor
6
prev neighbors gyre left shoulders once
A2 16
neighbors balance & swing
B1 6
circle left 3 places
10
partners swing
B2 8
ladles chain ⁋
8
star left 4 places - to new current neighbors

There are a couple of dances called Green River. With the gyre hey on the side, I thought this dance had a more bluesy feel, but still flows like a river.

Third Saturday Stampede

by: Scott Higgs

Glossary

This dance is not published.

Fisher's Jig

by: Tom Hinds

Set closer - let 'er rip

This dance is not published.

Below are alternates

Monday Night in Ballard

by: Mike Richardson

Alternate - Set closer - let 'er rip

This dance is not published.

Pixie Star

by: Adam Carlson

Alternate for Fan in the Doorway - Smooth - not too fast, not too long

introduces moves: 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.

Springy Connection

by: Adam Carlson

Alternate for Labor of Love - Contra corners - woohoo

introduces moves: custom, 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