2020-03-08 Earlham College

user: Nicholas Rockstroh

Contra Essentialism

by: Nicholas Rockstroh

introduces moves: long lines, swing, right left through, allemande

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.

The Baby Rose

by: David Kaynor

introduces moves: 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 ⁋

Star Trek

by: Mike Richardson

introduces moves: hey, pass by

formation: Becket

A1 8
star right - hands across - 4 places
8
ladles chain after gentlespoons drop
A2 16
ladles start a full hey - rights in center, lefts on ends
B1 4
ladles pass by right shoulders
12
partners swing
B2 8
long lines forward & back
8
star right - hands across - 4 places then slide left ⁋

BREAK

Reel Easy

by: Cary Ravitz

introduces moves: pull by dancers

formation: improper

A1 8
neighbors do si do once
8
neighbors swing
A2 8
long lines forward & back
8
ladles allemande right 1½
B1 16
partners balance & swing
B2 8
circle left 3 places
6
neighbors allemande right once
2
neighbors pull by right to next neighbors

https://www.dance.ravitz.us/#re :

To change from a Becket dance to Reel Easy in a medley, change Reel Easy's first figure to circle left 3/4. From a counter-clockwise Becket dance, change it to men allemande left 1+1/2.

The second half of B2 can be danced as neighbors allemande right 1+1/4, walk straight forward to (A1) do-si-do the next. But I think it is more fun to allemande right 1, lean back a bit, and pull by.

YouTube, 2, MRD

Trip to Outer Magnolia

by: Sherry Nevins & Isaac Banner

introduces moves: form a long wave, down the hall, up the hall, balance the ring, give & take

formation: improper

A1 8
ladles dance in to a long wave in the center - balance the wave
8
gentlespoons dance in to a long wave in the center - balance the wave
A2 8
gentlespoons allemande left once
8
partners swing
B1 8
down the hall and turn as a couple
8
up the hall and bend into a ring
B2 4
balance the ring
4
ladles give & take partners
8
neighbors swing ⁋

Based on Trip to Pe Ell by Don Lenneartson

Butter

by: Gene Hubert

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