Louisville 3-9-2020

user: Elisabeth Monica

Get Me Going

by: Lisa Greenleaf

introduces moves: swing, long lines, do si do, chain, star

formation: improper

A1 16
neighbors balance & swing
A2 8
long lines forward & back
8
ladles do si do 1½
B1 16
partners balance & swing
B2 8
ladles chain
8
star left 4 places and on to the next ⁋

Butterfly

by: Don Flaherty

introduces moves: circle, hey, meltdown swing

formation: Becket

10-02 -14

A1 8
circle left 3 places
8
neighbors swing
A2 8
long lines forward & back
8
ladles chain to partner
B1 16
ladles start a full hey - rights in center, lefts on ends
B2 16
partners meltdown swing and face on the left diagonal to circle with new couple

Please walk this dance thru before taking to the dance floor, any feed back would be appreciate you can E-mail do14flah@aol.com

You Can't Get There From Here

by: Carol Ormand

introduces moves: balance, allemande, form long waves, form an ocean wave

formation: improper

Begin in short wavy lines with ladles in the center and ones facing down the set.

A1 4
balance the wave
4
neighbors allemande right ¾ to
0
form long waves - ladles face in, gentlespoons face out the wave
4
balance
4
neighbors allemande right ¾
A2 0
form an ocean wave - gentlespoons by left hands and neighbors by right hands
4
balance the wave
12
neighbors swing
B1 8
circle left 3 places
8
partners swing
B2 8
circle left 3 places
8
neighbors do si do 1¾ ⁋
0
form an ocean wave - ladles by left hands and neighbors by right hands in short waves

Apples and Concord Grapes

by: Yoyo Zhou

introduces moves: Rory O'More

formation: Becket ccw

A1 8
circle left 3 places
8
neighbors swing
A2 16
gentlespoons start a full hey - lefts in center, rights on ends to
B1 0
form long waves - gentlespoons face in, ladles face out, neighbor in right hand
8
balance & Rory O'More right
0
form an ocean wave - ladles by right hands and next neighbors by left hands (next ladle) ⁋
8
balance & Rory O'More left to new neighbors
B2 2
neighbors allemande right ½
2
ladles allemande left ½
12
partners swing

Teaching notes:
At B1, identify N2 (beyond N1). Step past N1, then rotate right 1/4 to face up/down and take left hands with N2.
Named for the fruit we picked in Grass Valley and brought to the potluck table at Fall Has Sprung in 2012. Some inspiration from Sue Rosen's Apples and Chocolate.

Original at https://epicyclic.org/dance/compositions.html#fruit

Bowl of Cherries

by: Sue Rosen

introduces moves: promenade, roll away, cross trails

formation: improper

A1 8
neighbors do si do once
8
neighbors swing
A2 8
neighbors promenade
8
ladles chain
B1 8
ladles allemande right once
8
partners swing
B2 8
circle left 3 places
4
gentlespoons roll away neighbors with a half sashay
4
cross trails - partners across the set right shoulders, neighbors along the set left shoulders ⁋

With neighbor along the set roll away with half sashay (ladles rolling from left to right)

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Joyride

by: Erik Weberg

introduces moves: gyre, mad robin, poussette, pass by

formation: improper

A1 8
neighbors gyre once
8
mad robin, ladles in front
A2 8
half poussette - gentlespoons pull partners back then left
8
gentlespoons start a half hey - lefts in center, rights on ends
B1 2
gentlespoons pass by left shoulders
14
partners swing
B2 8
ladles chain
8
star left 4 places to next neighbor ⁋

This is one of the most flowing dances I’ve written (2007…?) and dancers have expressed appreciation for the connectedness and satisfying feel. After the half pousette with partner, the ladles should let go and take a step back and to the left in order to leave room in the middle for the gentlespoons to begin the hey. The timing of this dance has been described as “squishy”, which is ok. Encourage dancers to stretch out the Mad Robin, the Pousette and the Hey and use all the music provided.

*I’ve recently been teaching this dance the way I initially intended it; with the fifth change of the hey and then the swing in the B1 part of the dance. I’ve found that as I get better at teaching it, it has become easier to convince dancers to suspend their hurry in getting to the next figure during the A parts. As dancers relax into the flow they seem to enjoy it more, and saving that last crossing by the gentlespoons until the B1 seems to enhance the joy.

Ryan Smith notes in a facebook thread: One of my favorite dances of all time is Joyride. It starts with a face-to-face, transitions into a mad robin, then to a half pousette, then to a hey (or at least 7/8ths of one) and then into a swing. Then the ladles chain across and you star to the next neighbor. With the right hall and the right partner, you can lock eyes halfway through A1 and not look away until the end of B1. Because the vast majority of the moves are not moves where you are connected to the other dancers physically, it requires extra effort for the caller. Because the first move needs to take up 8 counts of music, but that most dancers will try to do it in 6 means that there's some more extra work for the caller.

Original at http://www.erikweberg.com/joyride/

Heart of Joy

by: Chris Page

introduces moves: custom

formation: improper

the 'single file promenade clockwise' can be drawing your neighbor/partner across the set with eye contact gravity

A1 4
neighbors gyre ½
4
single file promenade clockwise 1/2 (facing neighbor) [1]
8
neighbors swing
A2 8
long lines forward & back
8
ladles allemande right 1½ [2]
B1 4
partners gyre ½
4
single file promenade clockwise 1/2 (facing partner) [3]
8
partners swing
B2 8
ladles chain
8
star left 4 places ⁋

Chris Page notes:
[1] While looking at your neighbor. Gentlespoons backing up across the set (carefully), ladles follow them to the other side.
[2] A little different from the normal ladle's allemande, as here dancers don't adjust. Gentlespoons should stay put, and stay on the slight diagonal, rather than adjusting to be across from each other. Ladles allemande right 1 & 1/2, then ease out to the sidelines, having traded places, and now facing their partner on the side of the set.
[3] While looking at your partner. Ladles backing up across the set (carefully), gentlespoons follow them to the other side.

An auction dance written for Heather Visscher. She really liked the A2 move from "A Rare Bird" by Bob Isaacs.

Original at http://chrispagecontra.awardspace.us/dances/#heart-of-joy

Called by Andy Shore on tour with Polaris in 2018.

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