Google 01/10/2019

user: Dane Wallinga

Airpants

by: Lisa Greenleaf

This dance is not published.

Snow Dance

by: Gene Hubert

introduces moves: balance the ring, pass by, California twirl, circle, star, swing, right left through, chain

formation: improper

A1 4
balance the ring
4
ladles pass by right shoulders
4
balance the ring
4
neighbors California twirl ⁋
A2 8
circle left 4 places
8
star left 4 places
B1 16
partners balance & swing
B2 8
right left through
8
ladles chain

Songbird

by: Cary Ravitz

introduces moves: mad robin, poussette

formation: Becket

A1 8
circle left 3 places
8
neighbors swing
A2 4
circle left 2 places
6
mad robin, gentlespoons in front
6
half poussette - ladles pull partners back then left ⁋
B1 6
half poussette - gentlespoons pull partners back then right
6
mad robin, gentlespoons in front
4
gentlespoons pass by right shoulders
B2 16
partners balance & swing

Cranky Ingenuity

by: Bill Olson

introduces moves: do si do, allemande

formation: improper

A1 8
circle left 4 places
8
neighbors do si do once as couples
A2 8
neighbors do si do once
8
neighbors swing
B1 8
gentlespoons allemande left 1½
8
partners swing
B2 8
circle left 3 places
4
balance the ring
4
partners California twirl ⁋

B2 Circle L 3/4 (8), Balance the ring (4), Calif Twir
Bill Olson notes: The A part of this dance came from Vermont fiddler, Amy Cann. The rest kind of came together before a Concord (MA) Scouthouse gig on Feb 23, 2004. I used this easy dance to start off the evening that night. It is dedicated to my good friends from the venerable Boston area band, Yankee Ingenuity: Peter Barnes (who always enjoys a good pun), Mary Lea, Jack O'Conner and Cal Howard.

Going Our Opposite Waves

by: Jim Hemphill

introduces moves: pull by dancers, Rory O'More, gyre, slide along set

formation: Becket

Before getting into Becket have dancers look to their next neighbor, and then look beyond to the neighbor after that (future neighbor). Future neighbor is the first person you will swing.

A1 2
ladles pull by right
6
ladles allemande left ¾ to long wavy lines, ladles face in
8
balance & Rory O'More right
A2 16
next neighbors balance & swing
B1 6
partners balance & pull by right
2
neighbors pull by left
8
star right 3 places with next
B2 8
partners gyre once
6
partners swing
2
slide left along set ⁋

Jim Hemphill notes: in the B2, ladles give the gentlespoons a little tug on the right arm, gentlespoons turn in over their right shoulder to start the gyre.

Silver Anniversary Reel

by: Jim Kitch

introduces moves: roll away, hey, meltdown swing, form an ocean wave

formation: improper

A1 6
mad robin, ladles in front (clockwise)
6
circle left 3 places
4
ladles roll away partners with a half sashay
A2 16
ladles start a full hey - lefts in center, rights on ends
B1 16
partners meltdown swing
B2 8
pass through to an ocean wave & balance - ladles by left in the center, partners by right on the sides
2
ladles allemande left ½
6
neighbors allemande right once ⁋

Note: partners may keep unbroken eye contact all the way from A1 through the start of B2 if the ladle can walk the hey backwards.

Happy Birthday

by: Dean Snipes

introduces moves: pass through, long lines, custom

formation: Becket cw

A1 6
circle left 3 places
2
pass through ⁋
8
next neighbors swing
A2 8
long lines forward & back
8
ladles chain
B1 8
ladles allemande right 1½
0
MEANWHILE gentlespoons orbit CCW ½ around the set
8
partners allemande left 1½
B2 8
gentlespoons allemande right 1½
0
MEANWHILE ladles orbit CCW ½ around the set
8
partners swing

Mange Tak (original)

by: Ron Buchanan

This dance is not published.

With Thanks to the Dean

by: Steve Zakon-Anderson

formation: improper, double progression

A1 8
neighbors allemande left 1½
8
ladles chain to partner
A2 8
ladles allemande right once
8
partners swing
B1 8
circle left 4 places
2
slide left along set ⁋
6
circle left 3 places
B2 8
neighbors do si do once
8
neighbors allemande right 1½ ⁋

This dance written for the longtime dean of contra dance calling, Ralph Page of New Hampshire, who for many years helped keep contra dancing alive in rural New England in the 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s. It’s appropriate he is honored here with one of the best-flowing dances ever written.

Memories of a Dance I Haven't Met

by: Nicholas Rockstroh

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

formation: improper

A1 4
long lines forward
4
ladles roll away neighbors with a half sashay
4
long lines forward
4
gentlespoons roll away neighbors with a half sashay
A2 8
balance & petronella
8
partners swing, end in a line of four facing down
B1 8
down the hall and turn alone
8
up the hall and bend into a ring
B2 8
balance & petronella
8
neighbors swing and take hands with next neighbors in long lines

Written at 3 AM at Summer CDH 2019. Sometimes the sequences just come to me, and when they do it can feel like remembering something I've never done. Named after a song from Celldweller's album Wish Upon a Blackstar.