03-02-20 Louisville

user: Nedra McNeil

Patience

by: Chris Page

introduces moves: long lines, allemande, swing, promenade

formation: improper

A1 8
long lines forward & back
8
gentlespoons allemande left 1½
A2 16
partners balance & swing
B1 8
partners promenade
8
ladles allemande right 1½
B2 16
neighbors long swing

Paloma's Becket

by: Linda Leslie

introduces moves: down the hall, up the hall, circle, pass by, do si do, give & take

formation: Becket

A1 8
down the hall and turn as a couple
8
up the hall and bend into a ring
A2 6
circle left 3 places
2
neighbors pass by right shoulders ⁋
8
neighbors do si do once
B1 16
neighbors balance & swing
B2 4
gentlespoons give & take partners
12
partners swing

Coconut Cream Pie

by: Lynn Ackerson

introduces moves: custom, balance the ring, California twirl

formation: four face four

Have dancers note their "trail buddies" and who their corners are. The two dancers in the middle of the line of 4 are corners and the dancers at the ends have their corners in front of them.

A1 8
long lines forward & back
8
middle 4 star right 4 places
A2 8
partners allemande left 1½
8
other 4 star right 4 places
B1 16
partners balance & swing
B2 8
circle left 4 places
4
balance the ring
4
partners California twirl ⁋

In this case there are 8 places in the circle, so going 4 places is equivalent to half way.

The Odyssey Shuffle

by: Grant Yost

introduces moves: balance, box the gnat, chain, hey, star

formation: improper

A1 4
neighbors balance by the right hand
4
neighbors box the gnat
8
gentlespoons allemande left 1½
A2 16
partners balance & swing
B1 8
long lines forward & back
8
ladles chain
B2 8
ladles start a half hey - rights in center, lefts on ends
8
star left 4 places ⁋

Jubilation (var)

by: Cary Ravitz

introduces moves: right left through

formation: improper

A1 16
neighbors balance & swing
A2 8
circle left 3 places
8
partners swing
B1 8
gentlespoons start a half hey - lefts in center, rights on ends
8
partners swing
B2 8
right left through
8
ladles chain ⁋

Author's Notes:

This dance started out as a variation of Jubilation by Gene Hubert in which the partner allemande is replaced by a swing and the gentlespoons start the hey. This gives the same swing / 1/2 hey / swing sequence as in Diagonal Discovery, also by Gene Hubert. The dance is further modified by replacing the gentlespoons allemande left 1+1/2 and long lines with circle left 3/4 and right and left through, which moves the middle of the dance to the opposite side of the set.

Waltz -- Break

I Did It Wrong!!

by: Callie Allison, Chet Gray, Nedra McNeil, Bob Crawford, Elisabeth Monica, Susan Pope, John Baker

introduces moves: petronella, turn alone

formation: improper

A1 8
balance & petronella
8
balance & petronella
A2 8
balance & petronella
8
partners swing
B1 8
ladles chain
8
circle right 4 places
B2 0
turn alone to face next neighbors
4
circle left 2 places
12
neighbors swing ⁋

The progression happens between B1 and B2. This dance was created at the Louisville Caller's meeting on 3-1-2020. We played around with different starting points. Beginning the dance with the circle left also feels really nice.

In the Mood

by: Lindsey Dono, Ron T. Blechner, Yoyo Zhou

introduces moves: mad robin, poussette, meltdown swing

formation: Becket ccw

A1 6
circle left 3 places
10
neighbors swing
A2 8
right left through
8
mad robin, ladles in front and left around neighbors, CCW
B1 8
half poussette - gentlespoons pull partners back then left around *next neighbors* ⁋
8
mad robin, gentlespoons in front and right around neighbors, CW
B2 2
gentlespoons pass by left shoulders
14
partners meltdown swing

Contra Essentialism

by: Nicholas Rockstroh

formation: improper

Note the hand in which the next neighbor's hand will be held in the long lines

A1 8
long lines forward & back
8
neighbors swing
A2 8
right left through
8
ladles allemande right 1½
B1 16
partners balance & swing
B2 8
gentlespoons allemande left 1½
8
neighbors swing and take hands with next neighbors in long lines

I was taking a course on gender and sexuality at the time I wrote this. The title is a double pun; "Contra is essential" is one meaning, "against cultural/biological essentialism" is another.

Another Nice Combination variation

by: Nicholas Rockstroh

introduces moves: pass through

formation: improper

A1 16
neighbors balance & swing
A2 8
circle left 3 places
2
pass through
6
shadows do si do once
B1 16
partners balance & swing
B2 8
partners promenade
6
circle right 3 places
2
pass through to next neighbors

A small variation on Another Nice Combination that replaces the chain to star transition at the end with a promenade to circle and pass through.

Butter

by: Gene Hubert

no walkthrough

introduces moves: slide along set

formation: Becket

A1 2
slide left along set ⁋
6
circle left 3 places
8
neighbors swing
A2 8
long lines forward & back
8
ladles chain
B1 16
ladles start a full hey - rights in center, lefts on ends
B2 16
partners balance & swing

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