Cincinnati, OH 2020-01-13

user: Nicholas Rockstroh

Dancing Spell

by: Cary Ravitz

introduces moves: swing, circle, star, allemande, right left through, chain

formation: improper

A1 16
neighbors balance & swing
A2 8
circle left 4 places
8
star left - hands across - 4 places and ladles let go
B1 8
gentlespoons allemande left 1½
8
partners swing
B2 8
right left through
8
ladles chain and look for next neighbors

Salute to Larry Jennings

by: Ted Sannella and Larry Jennings

introduces moves: do si do, pull by dancers, give & take

formation: Becket

In opening circle you are with the couple on your left diagonal.

A1 8
circle left 4 places with couple on your left diagonal ⁋
8
1st neighbors do si do once
A2 2
1st neighbors pull by right
2
2nd neighbors pull by left
2
3rd neighbors pull by right
6
4th neighbors allemande left once
2
3rd neighbors pull by right
2
2nd neighbors pull by left
B1 16
1st neighbors balance & swing
B2 8
gentlespoons give & take partners to gentlespoon's home side
8
partners swing

Notes from Bob Isaacs: In this crossing of two New England greats, Larry improves a dance written in
his honor by adding the give and take.

The very long and good neighbor sequence is allemande left-pull
by right-pull by right-pull by left-pull by left-circle-do si do-pull by right-balance-swing-give and take.
Source: Give and Take, by Larry Jennings.

You're Among Produce

by: Bob Isaacs, Robert Cromartie, Isaac Banner

introduces moves: revolving door, long lines

formation: improper

A1 8
star right 4 places
8
neighbors allemande right 1½
A2 8
gentlespoons allemande left 1½
8
partners swing
B1 8
revolving door - ladles take right hands and drop off partners on other side
8
neighbors swing
B2 8
long lines forward & back
8
star left 4 places ⁋

Turn of Phrase

by: Sarah Kaiser

introduces moves: box circulate, hey, form long waves

formation: improper

long waves, neighbor right, ladles face in

A1 8
balance & box circulate - ladles cross while gentlespoons loop right
8
balance & box circulate - gentlespoons cross while ladles loop right
A2 8
balance & box circulate - ladles cross while gentlespoons loop right
8
partners swing
B1 8
gentlespoons allemande left 1½
8
neighbors swing
B2 16
ladles start a full hey - rights in center, lefts on ends
0
form long waves - ladles face in, gentlespoons face out, next neighbor by right ⁋

Moving Day

by: Nicholas Rockstroh

introduces moves: promenade, pass through, meltdown swing

formation: Becket

Identify next neighbors on left diagonal and identify shadow on other side of partner

A1 8
partners promenade looping CCW to next neighbors
8
ladles allemande right 1½
A2 16
neighbors balance & swing
B1 6
circle left 3 places
2
pass through to shadows
8
shadows start a half hey - lefts on ends, rights in center - and look for partners (like a half gyre to begin)
B2 16
partners meltdown swing

Make sure to emphasize that the partner swing ends across from the neighbors you swung. When walking the hey, make sure the dancers are solidly aware of whom they're dancing the hey with and where they need to end up.

An easier setting for the half hey with shadow to a partner swing sequence that I used in The Birds are the Words. Written around the same time, but finally named on the day after I moved to Cincinnati, OH. Revised slightly as of 2019-10-29, changed the shadow allemande to a direct entry into the hey. Treat the first pass as a half gyre with your shadow followed by the two ladles passing right in the center.

BREAK

Swingin' Off a Ring

by: Kelsey Hartman

introduces moves: petronella, see saw, California twirl

formation: improper

A1 8
neighbors allemande left 1½
8
ladles chain
A2 8
balance & petronella
8
neighbors swing
B1 8
balance & petronella
8
partners swing
B2 6
gentlespoons see saw once
6
circle right 3 places ⁋
4
partners California twirl

Adrift

by: Cary Ravitz

introduces moves: roll away, zig zag

formation: Becket ccw

A1 4
long lines forward
4
gentlespoons roll away partners with a half sashay on lines back
8
circle right 3 places
A2 4
zig right zag left ⁋
12
next neighbors swing
B1 8
circle left 3 places
3
partners allemande right ¾
5
gentlespoons allemande left once
B2 16
partners meltdown swing

Progresses indecent

March for Andrea

by: Isaac Banner

introduces moves: down the hall, up the hall, balance the ring

formation: Becket

Andrea Nettleton told me she wished callers would do more down the halls, but all the options in my box were pretty basic and I wanted something that used it as less of an "away we go" and more of a buildup.

A1 8
revolving door - ladles take right hands and drop off partners on other side
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
partners California twirl ⁋
4
balance the ring
4
gentlespoons roll away neighbors with a half sashay
B2 4
balance the ring
4
gentlespoons take partners
8
partners swing