20-01-06 Louisville

user: Ned McNeil

Harmony Supper Line

by: Jim Saxe

introduces moves: allemande, chain, swing, circle, long lines, star

formation: improper

A1 8
neighbors allemande left 1½
8
ladles chain
A2 6
ladles allemande right once
10
partners swing
B1 6
circle left 3 places
10
neighbors swing
B2 8
long lines forward & back
8
star right 4 places ⁋

Contra Essentialism

by: Nicholas Rockstroh

introduces moves: right left through

formation: improper

Note the hand in which the next neighbor's hand will be held in the long lines

A1 8
long lines forward & back
8
neighbors swing
A2 8
right left through
8
ladles allemande right 1½
B1 16
partners balance & swing
B2 8
gentlespoons allemande left 1½
8
neighbors swing and take hands with next neighbors in long lines

I was taking a course on gender and sexuality at the time I wrote this. The title is a double pun; "Contra is essential" is one meaning, "against cultural/biological essentialism" is another.

Trip up the Stairs

by: Dugan Murphy

first swing is neighbor*

introduces moves: form a long wave

formation: improper

A1 8
ladles dance in to a long wave in the center - balance the wave
8
ladles dance out while gentlespoons dance in to a long wave in the center - balance the wave
A2 6
gentlespoons allemande left once
10
partners swing
B1 8
right left through
8
ladles allemande right 1½
B2 16
partners balance & swing ⁋

40 Mohr Years

by: Sue Rosen

not a double progression dance, the second indicated one is incorrect.

introduces moves: pass through, down the hall, up the hall, balance the ring, roll away, gyre

formation: Becket

A1 6
circle left 3 places
2
pass through ⁋
8
neighbors swing and end facing down
A2 8
down the hall and turn alone
8
up the hall and bend into a ring
B1 4
balance the ring
4
ladles roll away neighbors with a half sashay
8
ladles chain ⁋
B2 8
ladles gyre once in the center
8
partners swing

Another Nice Combination

by: Tom Hinds

introduces moves: do si do

formation: improper

A1 16
neighbors balance & swing
A2 8
circle left 3 places
2
pass through
6
shadows do si do once
B1 16
partners balance & swing
B2 8
ladles chain
8
star left 4 places ⁋

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32 Seconds

by: Tom Calwell

use the roll away variation.

introduces moves: hey

formation: improper

A1 4
long lines forward ⁋
4
gentlespoons roll away neighbors with a half sashay as lines back up *
8
ladles chain
A2 16
ladles start a full hey - rights in center, lefts on ends
B1 16
partners balance & swing
B2 8
circle left 3 places
8
neighbors swing

* This is how the dance was originally written, but some find that ladles rolling away gentlespoons flows better into the ladles chain. I think that variation also goes by the name "Rollin' to the Grey Eagle", written by Hank Morris.

20 Below

by: Bill Olson

introduces moves: balance, custom

formation: Becket

Nice to start with a couple out at the top because the progression is in A2
Last time thru likewise should start with a couple out at top

A1 8
circle left 3 places to wavy line across, L in cntr
4
balance wave
4
move forward to new wavy line (progression) ⁋
A2 8
balance the wave
8
neighbors swing
B1 8
gentlespoons allemande left 1½
8
partners start a half hey - rights on ends, lefts in center
B2 16
partners balance & swing (start again with same neighbors)

Into the DMZ

by: Cary Ravitz

formation: improper

A1 4
balance the ring
4
ladles roll away partners with a half sashay across the set
8
neighbors swing
A2 8
gentlespoons start a half hey - lefts in center, rights on ends - ladles ricochet
8
circle left 4 places
B1 4
gentlespoons roll away neighbors with a half sashay across the set
12
partners swing
B2 8
right left through
8
ladles start a half hey - rights in center, lefts on ends - ladles ricochet, gentlespoons ricochet ⁋

While this dance seems repetitive at first glance, gentlespoons and ladles take different roles in the two roll aways and the two push off heys.

This was written at the suggestion of Dugan Murphy for a new dance with roll away across the set to a swing.

original at http://www.dance.ravitz.us/#iz

Maliza's Magical Mystery Motion

by: Cary Ravitz

introduces moves: promenade, petronella

formation: Becket ccw

A1 8
gentlespoons allemande left 1½
8
neighbors swing
A2 8
neighbors promenade
8
ladles chain
B1 8
balance & petronella and turn to face the next ⁋
8
balance & petronella
B2 16
partners balance & swing

"The motion in B1 does seem magical – while the ladles Petronella over and back across the set, the gentlespoons do consecutive Petronellas along the side, in effect progressing behind his partner’s back."
- Rich Goss

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