IsaacB.Corvallis.The.Nettles.01.18.20

user: Isaac Banner

Airpants

by: Lisa Greenleaf

introduces moves: swing, long lines, allemande, circle, do si do

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
8
neighbors do si do 1½ ⁋

Dancing in My Bones

by: John Coffman

introduces moves: box the gnat, hey, chain, star

formation: improper

A1 8
neighbors right hand balance & box the gnat
8
gentlespoons start a half hey - lefts in center, rights on ends
A2 16
neighbors balance & swing
B1 8
gentlespoons allemande left 1½
8
partners swing
B2 8
ladles chain
8
star left 4 places ⁋

Boys From Urbana

by: John Coffman

introduces moves: zig zag

formation: Becket

A1 8
circle left 3 places
6
zig left zag right, trailing two catching hands ⁋
2
gentlespoons allemande left ½
A2 16
neighbors balance & swing
B1 8
long lines forward & back
8
ladles allemande right 1½
B2 16
partners balance & swing

Heartbeat Contra

by: Don Flaherty

introduces moves: petronella, balance the ring, 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 ⁋

Poetry in Motion

by: Lisa Greenleaf

Or something similar

introduces moves: give & take

formation: improper

A1 8
star right 4 places
8
neighbors allemande right 1¼
A2 8
next neighbors gyre left shoulders once
8
neighbors swing original neighbor
B1 8
gentlespoons give & take partners
8
partners swing
B2 8
ladles chain to neighbor
8
star left 4 places ⁋

Bob Isaacs notes: The give and take figure originated from Larry Jennings, the great caller and writer from Boston. End the neighbor swing in shoulder/waist position, take two steps forward, and the gentlespoons take their partner’s hand and lead her to his side for a swing. Some “hard-to-get” playfulness usually goes along with this. In this dance the figure is a good alternative to circle L ¾, and in other dances can go to either side of the set.

This smooth-flowing dance was written by one top caller for the marriage of two other outstanding callers, Linda Leslie and Bob Golder, all of whom are from eastern Massachusetts.

Still More O'Moore

by: Jim Kitch

introduces moves: pass through, Rory O'More

formation: Becket

A1 6
circle left 3 places
2
pass through ⁋
8
next neighbors swing
A2 8
circle left 3 places
8
partners allemande right 1½ to long waves
B1 8
balance & Rory O'More right
8
balance & Rory O'More left
B2 16
partners balance & swing ⁋

Waltz / Break

Creme Fraiche

by: Isaac Banner

introduces moves: roll away, right left through

formation: improper

Starts with the ones below

A1 8
balance & petronella
4
balance the ring
4
gentlespoons roll away partners
A2 16
gentlespoons start a full hey - lefts in center, rights on ends
B1 16
partners balance & swing
B2 8
left diagonal right left through ⁋
6
circle right 3 places
2
ladles roll away neighbors

Lake City Crossing

by: Isaac Banner

introduces moves: box circulate

formation: improper

A1 8
neighbors allemande right 1½ to long waves, gentlespoons face in
8
balance & box circulate - gentlespoons cross while ladles loop right
A2 8
balance & box circulate - ladles cross while gentlespoons loop right
8
neighbors swing
B1 8
gentlespoons start a half hey - lefts in center, rights on ends - ladles ricochet
8
partners swing
B2 8
ladles chain
8
star left 4 places ⁋

A Thing of Trust

by: Chris Page

introduces moves: poussette

formation: improper

A1 6
half poussette - gentlespoons pull partners back then left clockwise ⁋
10
neighbors swing
A2 8
long lines forward & back
8
circle left 3 places
B1 6
half poussette - gentlespoons pull neighbors back then left clockwise
10
partners swing
B2 8
ladles chain to neighbor
8
circle right 4 places

Notes from Bob Isaacs: Written on August 7, 2012 as a smushing together of the B2/A1 of "A Sure Thing" and A2/B1 of "Trust," to put both transitions in the same dance. Chris learned to dance and call at Glenside before moving to San Diego a decade ago. This dance has it all; a new transition, good flow into both swings, and the beautiful/circle R/pousette progression.

The Hobbit

by: Melanie Axel-Lute

introduces moves: pull by dancers

formation: improper

A1 8
neighbors right hand balance & box the gnat
2
neighbors pull by right
6
prev neighbors allemande left once
A2 8
ladles allemande right 1½
8
partners swing
B1 6
circle left 3 places
2
pass through
8
neighbors swing
B2 8
long lines forward & back
8
star left 4 places ⁋

Weeks on the Road (var)

by: Bill Olson

formation: Becket

My own personal-choreography-discovered-accidental-variation of Weeks on the Road by Bill Olson, this one keeps the energy driving in the B1 leading up to the partner swing much better than the original choreography, which replaces the balance/spin right with a circle left 3/4.

A1 8
left diagonal ladles chain
8
ladles start a half hey - rights in center, lefts on ends
A2 16
neighbors balance & swing
B1 8
balance & petronella
4
balance the ring
4
neighbors California twirl
B2 16
partners balance & swing

The person you chain / chain to in A1 is the neighbor you swing in A2.