2020-02-17: Louisville, KY (open calling)

user: Chet Gray

"This One Is For You" - Naresh Keswani calling

Simplicity Swing

by: Becky Hill

  • John Murner calling

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

formation: improper

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

You Can't Get There From Here

by: Carol Ormand

  • Elisabeth Monica calling

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

formation: improper

It begins in a wave of four, with the ladles in the middle by the left hand, neighbors by the right hand.

A1 4
balance the wave
4
neighbors allemande right ¾
0
form long waves - ladles face in, gentlespoons face out
4
balance the wave
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 1½ - step forward to next neighbors
0
form an ocean wave - ladles by left hands and next neighbors by right hands

Butterfly

by: Don Flaherty

  • Nedra McNeil calling

introduces moves: 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

Heartbeat Contra

by: Don Flaherty

  • Bob Crawford calling

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 ⁋

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Midwest Folklore

by: Orace Johnson

  • Susan Pope calling

introduces moves: slide along set

formation: Becket

A1 2
slide left along set ⁋
6
circle left 3 places
8
neighbors do si do once
A2 16
neighbors balance & swing
B1 8
circle left 3 places
8
partners do si do once
B2 16
partners balance & swing

Bob Isaacs notes: Hailing from Urbana, IL, Orace Johnson was a pillar of the Midwest contra community until his passing in 1991 while contra dancing. This simple dance is as pure as it gets. It also inspired one of the best contra books, Midwest Folklore, a collection of the best dances from the Midwest’s best choreographers.

Utah Reel

by: Jeremy Korr

  • Josh Corbalis calling

introduces moves: box the gnat, contra corners

formation: improper

A1 16
neighbors balance & swing
A2 8
long lines forward & back
8
ones right hand balance & box the gnat
B1 16
ones contra corners (opposite role - first corners then second corners)
B2 16
ones contra corners (same role - 3rd Corners then 4th Corners)
16
ones start a left diagonal full hey - rights in center, lefts on ends (with second corners)
16
ones balance & swing - end facing next neighbors

Alternate ones and twos.

A Crafty Wave

by: Nicholas Rockstroh

  • Elisabeth Monica calling

introduces moves: box circulate

formation: improper

Start in a long wave taking right hands with current neighbors

A1 8
balance & box circulate - ladles cross while gentlespoons loop right
8
balance & box circulate - gentlespoons cross while ladles loop right
A2 16
neighbors balance & swing
B1 8
gentlespoons allemande left 1½
8
partners swing
B2 8
ladles chain
8
star left - wrist grip - 4 places
0
form long waves - ladles face in, gentlespoons face out

Written for Andrea Craft from Chicago when they needed a straightforward dance with box circulates in it. Very similar to “Minimum Fuss, Maximum Fun” by Dean Snipes, which differs slightly in the A1 and A2.

Qwill & Paper

by: Moose Flores

  • Nedra McNeil calling, medleyed with...

introduces moves: down the hall, up the hall

formation: improper

Designate ones and twos.
The dance begins in lines of four, with the ones in the center.

A1 8
down the hall and turn as a couple
8
up the hall and turn alone facing the center
A2 16
twos start a full hey - rights in center, lefts on ends
B1 16
twos meltdown swing, end facing up, then separate to the sides
B2 16
ones meltdown swing, end facing down ⁋

Optional: Could swap A1 (turn as a couple) with (sliding doors).

For Qwill, on their birthday.

The Cure for the Claps (shifted)

by: Bob Isaacs

  • Callie Allison calling

This dance is not published.

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