Louisville 1-27-2020

user: Elisabeth Monica

Airpants, Bradley Smith pass through

by: Lisa Greenleaf

introduces moves: swing, long lines, allemande, circle, balance the ring, pass through

formation: improper

A1 16
neighbors balance & swing
A2 8
long lines forward & back
8
ladles allemande right 1½
B1 16
partners balance & swing
B2 8
circle left 3 places
4
balance the ring
4
pass through to new neighbors

Bradley Smith Notes: Originally, the last figure of this dance was a neighbor do-si-do 1 1/2, but I usually swap it for the ring balance and pass through to make the progression as simple as possible for inexperienced dancers.

Frederick Reel

by: Tom Hinds

introduces moves: down the hall, up the hall

formation: improper

A1 8
long lines forward & back ⁋
8
ladles allemande left 1½
A2 16
partners balance & swing
B1 8
down the hall and turn as a couple
8
up the hall and bend into a ring
B2 8
circle left 3 places
8
neighbors swing

Bradley Smith Notes: The first time through the dance, the ladles allemande Left in A1 is with the couple that you start the dance with. Every time after that, the ladles have to look to the right to find the next ladle to allemande. It's a very simple progression that just requires reminding the ladles to look for the next ladle in line after the forward and back

Simplicity Swing

by: Becky Hill

introduces moves: chain, star, do si do

formation: improper

A1 16
neighbors balance & swing
A2 8
circle left 3 places
8
partners swing
B1 8
long lines forward & back
8
ladles chain to neighbor
B2 8
star left 4 places ⁋
8
next neighbors do si do once

Centrifugal Hey

by: Gene Hubert

introduces moves: hey, right left through

formation: improper

A1 8
neighbors allemande right 1½
8
gentlespoons allemande left 1½
A2 16
partners start a full hey - rights on ends, lefts in center +
B1 16
partners balance & swing
B2 8
right left through
6
circle left 3 places
2
pass through ⁋

Bob Isaacs notes: One of Gene Hubert’s best, which is really saying something. As good a full hey dance as any ever written.

+partners right, ladles left, neighbor right, gentlespoons left

Sarah's Journey

by: Gene Hubert

introduces moves: box the gnat, pull by dancers

formation: improper

A1 4
neighbors box the gnat
4
gentlespoons pull by left
8
partners swing
A2 8
circle left 4 places
8
partners do si do once
B1 4
partners box the gnat
4
ladles pull by left
8
neighbors swing
B2 8
right left through
8
star left 4 places ⁋

Nothing Works and We Don't Know Why

by: Yoyo Zhou

introduces moves: promenade

formation: improper

A1 16
neighbors balance & swing
A2 6
neighbors promenade with a wide loop left to face shadow
2
neighbors promenade along the set on the right
8
ladles start a half hey - rights in center, lefts on ends - gentlespoons ricochet
B1 16
partners balance & swing
B2 8
long lines forward & back
8
gentlespoons start a half hey - lefts in center, rights on ends - ladles ricochet ⁋

Composed March 18, 2013

Choreographer's notes:

The title refers to a physics joke about combining theory and practice, and it alludes to the broken heys in this dance.
Teaching notes:
* In the promenade across in A2, end facing the couple that was on the left.
* In the long lines in B2, be sure to face those neighbors you just swung. The hey is with them, but the new neighbors are on the right diagonal.
* Out of each ricochet hey, everyone is looking for someone outside the foursome they were doing the hey with.

Nutella Petronella

by: Bradley Smith

introduces moves: custom, petronella

formation: four face four

A1 8
lines of four forward and back
8
opposites do si do once
A2 0
Ends balance and swing to change places while centers...
8
balance & petronella
8
balance & petronella, centers note partners and then...
B1 4
balance the ring
4
pass through to partners
8
partners swing and face shadows in Contra lines
B2 8
gentlespoons start a half hey - lefts in center, rights on ends - with shadows
8
partners swing and face next neighbors

On the Rebound

by: Bob Isaacs and Chris Weiler

formation: Becket

demonstrate an arm raise that avoids whacks

A1 8
left diagonal ladles chain
8
long lines forward & back
A2 6
circle left 3 places
2
pass through past shadow ⁋
8
partners allemande right 1½ until gentlespoons face in
B1 8
gentlespoons start a half hey - lefts in center, rights on ends - ladles ricochet
8
neighbors swing
B2 8
gentlespoons allemande left 1½
8
partners swing

Chris notes: Written June 17th, 2007. At a fundraising dance for the Concord Scout House, Bob offered as a silent auction item to write a dance for the winning bidder. I won the item and suggested that we write a dance together. After a productive session where we wrote many dances from the two fragments I brought to the table, the end result was "Give the Scout a Hand" and "On the Rebound".

This cool part of this dance is when the ladles are backing up from the ricochet, the neighbor gentlespoon can put his hand on her left shoulder and "catch" her into the swing. The ladle must raise her left arm to put it over gentlespoon's shoulder without giving him a whack across the face. I've found demonstrating this with a group of experienced dancers helps quite a bit.

http://caller.chrisweiler.ws/dances.htm#ontherebound

Heartbeat Contra

by: Don Flaherty

introduces moves: gyre, balance, California twirl

formation: improper

A1 8
balance & petronella
8
balance & petronella
A2 4
balance the ring
12
neighbors swing
B1 8
ladles gyre 1½
8
partners swing
B2 8
circle left 3 places
4
partners balance
4
partners California twirl ⁋