Guinea Pig 2020-02-23

user: Moose Flores

Meticulous Octopus

by: Moose Flores

  • Octopus turned too slow. (All those waves for such little payoff)

introduces moves: circle, swing, form an ocean wave, custom, right left through

formation: four face four

A1 8
circle left 3 places
8
neighbors swing
A2 8
pass through to an ocean wave & balance - ladles by left in the center, neighbors by right on the sides
8
Fan the top & balance - (balance right & back) +
B1 8
right left through ++
8
All 8 left hand star 1/2 +++
B2 16
partners balance & swing - end facing new neighbors

+Fan the Top: ladles allemande left 3/4, gentlespoons walk up to take right hands with the same neighbor, forming a Tidal Wave of all 8 people.

++ From the tidal wave, just pull by right to courtesy turn your partner, in the spot where you started.

+++ In the manner of "wrist grip", may I suggest "elbow touch". This is the OCTOPUS! Your free right arms are now tentacles. Enjoy your silly fun.

Arpeggio

by: Moose Flores

  • “Just go slow” good for earlier? Not demanding.

introduces moves: long lines, allemande, meltdown swing, star, poussette, mad robin

formation: improper

A1 8
long lines forward & back
8
ladles allemande left 1½
A2 16
partners meltdown swing
B1 8
right left through
8
star left 3 places and take both hands with your partner
B2 8
half poussette - ladles pull partners back then right ⁋
8
mad robin, ladles in front

There is more than enough time for the star, Poussette, and mad ladle. Invite dancers to have a relaxed pace.
Give dancers ample notice for “new neighbors, mad ladle”.

“Dolphin Poussette”

by: Moose Flores

  • there is an error

introduces moves: dolphin hey, balance the ring, roll away, custom

formation: improper

Designate Ones and Twos. Have ones step between twos and face Gentlespoon 2.

A1 16
dolphin hey - start with ones passing second gentlespoon by right shoulders, complete the hey and do one extra crossing
A2 16
partners meltdown swing on the ladle’s home side
B1 8
gentlespoons allemande left 1½
8
neighbors swing
B2 4
balance the ring
4
gentlespoons roll away neighbors with a half sashay and hold on to patner with both hands
6
half poussette - gentlespoons pull partners back then left ⁋
2
Twos separate, ones go between new neighbors

“Anita Name”

by: Moose Flores

  • Check flow. Choppy/washing machine?

introduces moves: hey, custom

formation: improper

A1 8
long lines forward & back
8
gentlespoons start a half hey - rights in center, lefts on ends
A2 4
neighbor courtesy turn
4
circle right 2 places
8
half poussette - gentlespoons pull partners back then right, and push a tad more
B1 16
partners balance & swing
B2 8
gentlespoons allemande left 1½
8
neighbors swing ⁋