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20170506callersChoice with Ragged Robin

user: Allison Jonjak

Table of Contents

  1. Bowl of Cherries by Sue Rosen
  2. Airpants by Lisa Greenleaf
  3. Fly Around My Pretty Little Miss by Dale Wilson
  4. United We Dance by Bob Isaacs

    backup

Bowl of Cherries

by: Sue Rosen

introduces moves: do si do, swing, promenade, chain, allemande, circle, roll away, cross trails

formation: improper

A1 8
neighbors do si do once
8
neighbors swing
A2 8
neighbors promenade
8
ladles chain
B1 8
ladles allemande right once
8
partners swing
B2 8
circle left 3 places
4
gentlespoons roll away neighbors with a half sashay
4
cross trails - partners across the set right shoulders, neighbors along the set left shoulders

With neighbor along the set Roll away with half sashay (women rolling from left to right)

Airpants

by: Lisa Greenleaf

introduces moves: long lines, 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.

Fly Around My Pretty Little Miss

by: Dale Wilson

introduces moves: star, custom, hey, meltdown swing, right left through

formation: improper

A1 8
star left - hands across - 4 places
8
gents drop hands; make turn to right MEANWHILE ladies continue star til you get to your partner
A2 16
hey, ladles lead left shoulders in the center
B1 16
partners meltdown swing
B2 8
right left through courtesy turn 3/4 til ladles join RH to begin star
8
star left - hands across - 3 places to next neighbor

Teaching B2: "Continue the courtesy turn til ladles can take right hands in the center to start a right-hands-across star. Gents, join the star right BEHIND your partner."

Calling B2: "Ladies first star"

Last B2: R&L through; swing your partner

United We Dance

by: Bob Isaacs

backup

introduces moves: Rory O'More, form long waves

formation: improper

start long wavy lines with gentlespoons facing out

A1 8
balance & Rory O'More right
8
balance & Rory O'More left
A2 16
neighbors balance & swing
B1 8
circle left 3 places
8
partners swing
B2 8
ladles chain
8
star left 4 places
0
form long waves - ladles face in, gentlespoons face out