user: Chet Gray
"This One Is For You"  Naresh Keswani calling
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"This One Is For You"  Naresh Keswani calling
by: Becky Hill
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

by: Carol Ormand
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

by: Don Flaherty
introduces moves: hey, meltdown swing
formation: Becket
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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 Email do14flah@aol.com
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 ⁋

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by: Orace Johnson
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.
by: Jeremy Korr
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.
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.
by: Moose Flores
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.
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