Guinea Pig 2019-10-06

user: Moose Flores

Diving Under the Double Rainbow 0.2

by: Moose Flores

  • Q) B1 AL 1.5? or Same-Role Swing?

introduces moves: circle, custom, figure 8, arch & dive, balance the ring, California twirl, swing, star

formation: Becket

Note ones (on the caller's left as they look down the hall) and twos.
Or, note ones & twos as usual after the circle left.

A1 8
circle left 3 places
0
Ones arch
8
twos half figure 8 above
A2 4
twos arch ones dive ⁋
4
twos arch ones dive with a 2nd couple
4
balance the ring with 3rd couple
4
partners California twirl (returning to the 2nd couple, your new neighbors)
B1 8
same roles swing - end with 1s above, 2s below
8
star left 3 places
B2 16
partners balance & swing

Same role swing will go smoothly if the twos will swing as the opposite role, or a two hand turn.
During the Arch & Dive, make sure the twos are also moving forward,
Twos will be half-sashayed for the California Twirl. If needed, Wheel Around/Turn as a couple can substitute.

End effects: couples waiting out might get mixed up, but everything can be fixed at the end of B2.

Dance the Snapper

by: Moose Flores

  • Reworked

introduces moves: long lines, allemande orbit, form an ocean wave, custom, hey

formation: Becket

A1 8
long lines forward & back
8
gentlespoons allemande left once around while the ladles orbit clockwise ½ around
A2 0
form an ocean wave - gentlespoons by left hands and neighbors by right hands
8
balance the wave & "Spank the Alligator" + ⁋
8
star right - hands across - 4 places - gentlespoons drop out, ladles pull by to start ...
B1 16
ladles start a full hey - rights in center, lefts on ends
B2 16
partners balance & swing

For the Gator in Humbolt Park, Chance the Snapper
+ Spank the Alligator (from B2 of Joseph Pimentel's Hotpoint Special) All take a small step forward & face right. Partners walk single file, turning right to go up/down the set to new neighbors across.

First Cause

by: Moose Flores

  • Pass thru promenade

introduces moves: gyre, pass through, promenade, meltdown swing

formation: Becket ccw

(ask for a "flowing" tune. Avoid a bouncy to that would encourage a balance at A2)

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

End effect: couples waiting to come back in should be half sashayed.

Andie's Blue Boot Becket variation

by: Moose Flores

  • with diagonal promenade

introduces moves: chain

formation: Becket

Double progression!
Have dancers find/point to their first Next Neighbors for recognition (the couple past the usual next neighbors).

A1 8
circle left 3 places
8
neighbors swing
A2 8
long lines forward & back
8
ladles chain
B1 4
star left 2 places (a little less)
4
partners promenade right diagonal single file, (passing right shoulders to trade places with a couple and THEN finding new neighbors across). ⁋
8
star right 4 places
B2 16
partners meltdown swing

For Andie (and her boots) on her birthday
If there is no couple on your right diagonal, turn as a couple and star right with new neighbors.