Phinney 17-Jan-2020

user: Adam Carlson

With Thanks to the Gene

by: Tom Hinds

introduces moves: swing, right left through, chain, gyre, long lines, allemande, turn alone

formation: improper

A1 16
neighbors balance & swing
A2 8
right left through
8
ladles chain
B1 6
ladles gyre once
10
partners swing
B2 8
long lines forward & back
8
gentlespoons allemande left 1½
0
gentlespoons turn alone to face new neighbor ⁋

Author's Notes:
In many dances, the dancers do a right and left through with their partners. Beginners who dance together often repeat the same mistakes, especially when doing the courtesy turn in a right and left through. Therefore, this dance was written so that the dancers courtesy turn with their corner.
The dance is named after Gene Hubert, a caller who now lives in Greensboro, North Carolina. The title, "Thanks to the Gene", is a takeoff on the contra written in honor of Ralph Page called "With Thanks to the Dean". Ralph Page was instrumental in preserving and reviving contra dances for the many years that he called.

Editor's Notes:
At the end of B2 the gentlespoons turn around to face a new neighbor. This is very satisfying if the gentlespoons give each other a slight push. I often demonstrate this.

Available: http://www.quiteapair.us/calling/acdol/dance/acd_157.html

Monday Night in Ballard

by: Mike Richardson

This dance is not published.

Young at Heart

by: Steve Zakon-Anderson

This dance is not published.

Trip to Brown University

by: Linda Leslie

Bouncy A part, maybe The Roseway set?

introduces moves: form a long wave, pass by, circle, do si do

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 4
gentlespoons allemande left ¾
2
neighbors pass by right shoulders
2
ladles pass by left shoulders
8
partners swing
B1 8
circle left 3 places
8
neighbors do si do once
B2 16
neighbors balance & swing ⁋

500 Miles, One Step at a Time

by: Adam Carlson

Maybe good for the Across the Black River or The Walk Home sets. Lots of movement, so slower tunes help.

introduces moves: balance, pull by dancers, hey

formation: improper

Triple progression

A1 4
neighbors balance
2
neighbors pull by right #1 ⁋
2
neighbors pull by left #2 ⁋
8
neighbors allemande right 1½ with #3
A2 16
gentlespoons start a full hey - lefts in center, rights on ends
B1 2
gentlespoons pass by left shoulders
14
partners swing
B2 8
right left through
4
ladles allemande right ½
4
neighbors allemande left ¾ to new neighbors

A dancer wore a pedometer to our dance one night, and at the end of the evening, we calculated that the entire crowd had jointly danced about 500 miles. That was the inspiration for this dance.

La Grande Voyage

by: Adam Carlson

Set closer - let 'er rip.

introduces moves: balance the ring, custom

formation: Becket

If there's no one to do the diagonal right and left through with, don't move, wait on the side for the ladles allemande. There will be people to dance with in 8 beats. If you're out at the bottom wait on the side with your partner and come in on the diagonal right and left through.

Like many double progression dances, this is better with an odd number of people in the set, as you have almost no interaction with every other couple.

A1 8
left diagonal right left through
8
ladles allemande right 1½
A2 16
neighbors balance & swing
B1 4
balance the ring
4
Leapfrog - Gentlespoons don't move - roll your partner from across to your side
4
balance the ring
4
Leapfrog - Ladles don't move - roll your partner from side to across the set
B2 4
balance the ring - gentlespoons bring your partner home to your side
12
partners swing

Caller notes

Leapfrog - Like petronella but you take turns with your partner and move two places, leapfrogging each other around the square. Each time through, one person is the anchor, they stay still and don't move. They roll their partner diagonally around the petronella square from their left hand to their right.

How I teach it

Gentlespoons, you're the anchor. You stand still and don't move. Your partner is across the set from you in your left hand. You want them next to you on your right. Draw them towards you, roll them to your right hand and send them to where your neighbor is now.
Balance the ring
Ladles, now you're the anchor. Don't move! Your partner is next to you in your left hand. You want them across the set from you. Draw them towards you then roll them to your right hand and send them across the set.
Balance the ring
Gentlespoons, bring your partner home for a swing. End looking on the left diagonal.

Author notes

I wrote this dance during the drive from Seattle to La Grande, OR, where I was calling a dance weekend. Thanks to Kathy Anderson and Charles Krausche for helping me hone the dance. They originally suggested the name "Bumpercars" for the signature move, but I later changed it to Leapfrog which is more descriptive.

The dance is named in the tradition of "Trip to X" dances. It's a mash-up of "voyage à La Grande" ("trip to La Grande") and "le grand voyage" ("the great trip").

Set Break

California Clover (var)

by: Rick Mohr ?

This dance is not published.

Labor of Love

by: Kathy Anderson

introduces moves: box the gnat, contra corners

formation: improper

A1 16
neighbors balance & swing
A2 8
long lines forward & back
8
ones right hand balance & box the gnat
B1 16
ones contra corners
B2 16
ones balance & swing ⁋
16
neighbors balance & swing
8
long lines forward & back
8
twos right hand balance & box the gnat
16
twos contra corners
16
twos balance & swing ⁋

The Queen Bee

by: Adam Carlson

introduces moves: custom, pass through

formation: improper

A1 16
neighbors balance & swing
A2 16
ladles start a full hey - rights in center, lefts on ends - gentlespoons ricochet first time, gentlespoons ricochet second time - end in waves with ladles taking right hands in the center, neighbor in left hands
B1 4
balance the wave - right then left
4
ladles slide right to partner
8
partners swing
B2 6
circle left 3 places
2
pass through ⁋
8
next neighbors do si do once

I wrote this dance in 1999 before ricochet heys were a thing for a graduation party for Margriet Dogterom. I can’t lay claim to inventing the move, as I’m sure other dances had it before this one, but I certainly never saw the move before I created it. I might be able to claim credit for popularizing it, as this dance made the rounds and shortly after, I started to see a lot of dances with ricochet heys. Now ricochet's are so popular they're a built-in option on contradb.com.

This dance is dedicated to Margriet Dogterom who got her Ph.D. in Bee Ecology in the Summer of 1999.

Marion's Delight (var - ladies swing)

by: Carol Kopp (modified by Larry Edelman and George Marshall)

These 2 dances are a medley. Can we do a 2 tune set? Maybe a jig-to-reel. Please let me call the tune change.

This dance is not published.

Dance All Night

by: Rick Mohr

This dance is not published.

Contra-indicated

by: Peter Stix

Set closer - let 'er rip.

This dance is not published.