Louisville 12-30-19

user: Callie Allison

The Baby Rose

by: David Kaynor

introduces moves: swing, circle, do si do, chain, star

formation: improper

A1 16
neighbors balance & swing
A2 8
circle left 3 places
8
partners do si do once
B1 16
partners balance & swing
B2 8
ladles chain
8
star left 4 places to new neighbor ⁋

Catch a Falling Star

by: Melanie Axel-Lute

introduces moves: long lines, balance, pull by dancers, turn alone

formation: improper

A1 16
neighbors balance & swing
A2 8
circle left 3 places
8
partners swing
B1 8
long lines forward & back
8
star right - hands across - 4 places
B2 4
balance the star
4
ladles pull by right "rolling face-to-face like a half gyre"
0
gentlespoons turn alone over their left shoulder
8
star left - hands across - 4 places ⁋

While the ladles swap in the star can be either in the style of a Rory slide (as in "Our House" by Dean Snipes) or the pull by above, Melanie asserts that the pull by was her original intention.

The Carousel

by: Tom Hinds

introduces moves: allemande, hey

formation: improper

A1 8
long lines forward & back ⁋
8
ladles allemande left 1½
A2 16
partners start a full hey - rights on ends, lefts in center
B1 16
partners balance & swing
B2 8
circle left 3 places
8
neighbors swing

Dancing Spell

by: Cary Ravitz

introduces moves: right left through

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

Heartbeat Contra

by: Don Flaherty

introduces moves: petronella, balance the ring, gyre, 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 ⁋

Waltz and Halftime

Becky's Brouhaha

by: Rhiannon Giddens

introduces moves: box the gnat, pull by direction

formation: improper

A1 8
neighbors right hand balance & box the gnat
2
pull by right to previous neighbor
6
neighbors allemande left once return to current neighbor
A2 16
neighbors balance & swing
B1 8
circle left 3 places
8
partners swing
B2 8
ladles chain
8
star left 4 places ⁋

Comfort Deluxe

by: Rick Mohr

formation: improper

A1 8
ladles allemande left 1½
8
partners swing
A2 8
gentlespoons allemande left 1½
8
neighbors start a half hey - rights on ends, lefts in center
B1 16
neighbors balance & swing
B2 8
circle left 4 places
8
circle right 4 places (With the next couple)

Progression happens in B2 with a split circle. After circle left, turn alone towards your partner to face new neighbors and circle right.

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 Nice Combination

by: Gene Hubert

introduces moves: down the hall, up the hall

formation: improper

A1 16
neighbors long swing, end in a line
A2 8
down the hall and turn as a couple
8
up the hall and bend into a ring
B1 8
circle left 3 places
8
partners swing
B2 8
ladles chain
8
star left 4 places ⁋

Final Waltz