2022-04-30 Rob & Amy's

user: Moose Flores



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Fiddlers' Frolic

by: Cary Ravitz

Rob's Favorite. I used the "star" version of A1

introduces moves: long lines, chain, swing, circle, mad robin, poussette, custom, facing star

formation: Becket

A1 8
long lines forward & back
ladles chain ⁋
A2 16
next neighbors balance & swing
B1 4
circle left 2 places
mad robin, gentlespoons in front and to the right
half poussette - ladles pull neighbors back then left
B2 0
Gentlespoons take right hands, ladles take left hands to form
facing star clockwise 3 places with gentlespoons putting their left hands in and backing up
partners swing

The original A1 was long lines, gentlespoons start a hands across star left and ladles fall in behind your partner, from initial positions, turn the star 1 for gentlespoons and 1/2 for ladles, look for a new neighbor. I have also used long lines, roll away with a half sashay, circle right 3/4, turn alone and look a new neighbor. (For now) I have settled on the A1 noted in the dance because of its simplicity.

Will Mentor suggests that a mad robin and full poussette fit nicely in 16 counts. This can be used in place of the B1 here, with the facing star becoming gentlespoons take right hands, ladles take left hands, gentlespoons go forward, ladles go backward.

For Pam and Fred

The Wise People of Chicago

by: Bradley Smith

introduces moves: hey, meltdown swing, roll away, 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
gentlespoons roll away neighbors with a half sashay on the way back (roll right to left)
mad robin, gentlespoons in front (CCW around current neighbors, facing partners)
B2 0
turn alone to face Next neighbors
circle left 3 places
partners swing

Written for the Wise family.