2022-02-13 Dennis's Valentine's Dance

user: Moose Flores

3, 33-33

by: Steve Zakon-Anderson

introduces moves: pull by dancers, box the gnat, swing, circle, long lines, do si do

formation: improper

A1 4
1st neighbors balance & pull by right
4
2nd neighbors pull by left
8
3rd neighbors right hand balance & box the gnat
A2 4
3rd neighbors pull by right
4
2nd neighbors pull by left
8
1st neighbors swing
B1 8
circle left 3 places
8
partners swing
B2 8
long lines forward & back
8
ladles do si do 1½ ⁋

Centrifugal Hey

by: Gene Hubert

introduces moves: allemande, hey, right left through, pass through

formation: improper

A1 8
neighbors allemande right 1½
8
gentlespoons allemande left 1½
A2 16
partners start a full hey - rights on ends, lefts in center +
B1 16
partners balance & swing
B2 8
right left through
6
circle left 3 places
2
pass through ⁋

Bob Isaacs notes: One of Gene Hubert’s best, which is really saying something. As good a full hey dance as any ever written.

+partners right, ladles left, neighbor right, gentlespoons left

Dance the Snapper

by: Moose Flores

introduces moves: allemande orbit, form an ocean wave, custom, star

formation: Becket

A1 8
long lines forward & back
8
gentlespoons allemande left once around while the ladles orbit clockwise ½ around
A2 0
form an ocean wave - gentlespoons by left hands and neighbors by right hands
8
balance the wave & "Spank the Alligator" + ⁋
8
star right - hands across - 4 places - gentlespoons drop out, ladles pull by to start ...
B1 16
ladles start a full hey - rights in center, lefts on ends
B2 16
partners balance & swing

For the Gator in Humbolt Park, Chance the Snapper
+ Spank the Alligator (from B2 of Joseph Pimentel's Hotpoint Special) All take a small step forward & face right. Partners walk single file, turning right to go up/down the set to new neighbors across.

Fire in Vermont

by: Nicholas Rockstroh

  • Maybe? If I can see CA to Cloverleaf

introduces moves: balance the ring, California twirl, petronella, custom

formation: Becket ccw

Couples wait out with gentlespoons on the right and ladles on the left

A1 8
gentlespoons allemande left 1½
8
neighbors swing
A2 4
balance the ring
4
partners California twirl, take hands with next neighbors
8
balance & petronella
B1 8
balance & petronella
4
balance the ring
4
neighbors California twirl, keep hands and reach back to partners to form a cloverleaf
B2 6
cloverleaf left 3 places
10
partners swing

Notice that the two twirls to swap are done with different hands. This is intentional. The California twirl and reach back to a cloverleaf is inspired, primarily, by several Rick Mohr dances which do the same thing.

The name is a result of a remarkable confluence of events. A friend of mine from Wisconsin, Ceara Herndon, was visiting her sister in Vermont. She sent me a picture of a firepit captioned with the title, which seemed like a good name for a dance. As it turns out, the state flower of Vermont is the Red Clover, which I only learned AFTER writing the dance. On top of all this, there's an old, hitherto unpublished dance of mine called "Fire Flower," which also contains a California twirl and reach back to a cloverleaf.

The Wise People of Chicago

by: Bradley Smith

introduces moves: meltdown swing, roll away, mad robin, turn alone

formation: Becket ccw

A1 16
gentlespoons start a full hey - lefts in center, rights on ends - ladles ricochet second time to neighbors
A2 16
neighbors meltdown swing
B1 4
long lines forward
4
gentlespoons roll away neighbors with a half sashay on the way back (roll right to left)
8
mad robin, gentlespoons in front (CCW around current neighbors, facing partners)
B2 0
turn alone to face Next neighbors
6
circle left 3 places
10
partners swing

Written for the Wise family.

poetry

by: Don Flaherty

formation: improper

A1 12
star right 5 places to shadow
4
shadows allemande left once back to partner
A2 16
partners meltdown swing
B1 8
circle left 3 places
8
neighbors swing
B2 8
right left through
8
ladles start a half hey - rights in center, lefts on ends to new neighbors

Please walk this dance thru before taking to the dance floor, any feed back would be appreciate you can E-mail do14flah@aol.com
thanks Don Flaherty