Louisville 2-10-2020

user: Callie Allison

Airpants, Bradley Smith pass through

by: Lisa Greenleaf

introduces moves: swing, long lines, allemande, circle, 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.

Mama Loo's Reel

by: Gene Hubert

introduces moves: chain, stand still

formation: improper

A1 8
circle left 4 places
8
neighbors swing
A2 8
long lines forward & back
8
ladles allemande right 1½
B1 16
partners balance & swing
B2 8
ladles chain
6
circle right 4 places
2
stand still let go hands and turn ⁋

Tranquility

by: Linda Leslie

Guest Caller: Nedra

introduces moves: form an ocean wave, balance

formation: Becket

A1 8
long lines forward & back
8
gentlespoons allemande left 1½
A2 16
neighbors balance & swing
B1 4
pass through to an ocean wave - ladles by left in the center, neighbors by right on the sides
4
balance
4
pass through ⁋
4
form an ocean wave & balance - ladles by left hands and neighbors by right hands
B2 4
ladles allemande left ½
12
partners swing

Heart of Glass

by: Cary Ravitz

introduces moves: star promenade, butterfly whirl, hey

formation: Becket

A1 6
circle left 3 places
2
pass through ⁋
8
next neighbors swing
A2 8
gentlespoons allemande left 1½, keeping hands, pick up partner
4
star promenade left ½
4
butterfly whirl to face in
B1 16
ladles start a full hey - rights in center, lefts on ends
B2 16
partners balance & swing

Cary Ravitz notes: This dance is an easier version of Through the Looking Glass, or you
might see it as Amy Kahn's Sweet Music with a different progression,
or Steve Zakon-Anderson's Twirling at the Alter with the progression
moved from the hey to the circle, or David Zinkin's Becky's Becket
with a different A2.

http://www.dance.ravitz.us/dance2011.htm#hg

Pigtown Petronella

by: Cary Ravitz

Swapped for Baby Rose

introduces moves: right left through, petronella, turn alone

formation: Becket ccw

Double progression.

In long lines, your partner is in one hand, your shadow is in the other hand.

A1 8
gentlespoons allemande left 1½
8
neighbors swing
A2 8
right left through
8
left diagonal ladles chain to shadow (only if there is someone there) ⁋
B1 8
balance & petronella
0
turn alone to face a new neighbor ⁋
8
balance & petronella
B2 0
turn alone to face your partner
16
partners balance & swing

http://www.dance.ravitz.us/#pp3

Note the similarity to Maliza's Magical Mystery Motion. The chain is to the diagonal left here, so at the end of B1 you must face a new set of four to find your partner.

YouTube, 2, 3

Waltz and Break

Happy as a Cold Pig in Warm Mud

by: Mike Boerschig

Guest Caller: Elisabeth

introduces moves: custom, California twirl

formation: improper

A1 16
neighbors balance & swing
A2 8
gentlespoons allemande left 1½
8
partners allemande right 1½
B1 8
The one gentlespoon and two ladles star left above, and the two gentlespoons and one ladle star left below
8
partners swing
B2 8
circle left 3 places
4
balance the ring
4
partners California twirl ⁋

Cats and More Cats

by: Melanie Axel-Lute

Guest Caller: Bob

introduces moves: Rory O'More

formation: Becket

A1 6
circle left 3 places
2
pass through ⁋
8
next neighbors allemande right 1½ to long waves, ladles facing out
A2 8
balance & Rory O'More right
8
balance & Rory O'More left
B1 16
neighbors balance & swing
B2 6
circle left 3 places
10
partners swing

Kiss the Groom

by: Rick Mohr

introduces moves: roll away, form a long wave

formation: Becket

A1 4
long lines forward
4
ladles roll away partners with a half sashay
4
long lines forward
4
gentlespoons roll away partners with a half sashay
A2 4
gentlespoons allemande left ¾ to
0
gentlespoons form a long wave in the center (fleeting) ⁋
4
gentlespoons allemande right ¾
8
neighbors swing on left diagonal
B1 8
right left through
4
ladles allemande right ¾ to
0
ladles form a long wave in the center (fleeting) ⁋
4
ladles allemande left ¾
B2 16
partners long swing

Double-progression. (Be ready at ends!)

A wedding gift for my friends Ethan Hazzard-Watkins and Anna Patton. (At the end of their excellent self-uniting ceremony, Ethan said to Anna "You may kiss the groom!")

At the start of A2, dancers should spot their next neighbor on the left diagonal so the gentlespoons know who to aim for.

Rod's Grits

by: Bill Olson

introduces moves: box the gnat, star, do si do, promenade

formation: improper

A1 8
neighbors right hand balance & box the gnat
8
star right - wrist grip - 4 places
A2 8
right left through
8
ladles do si do 1½
B1 16
partners balance & swing
B2 8
partners promenade
6
circle left 3 places
2
pass through ⁋