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Hey of a Different Color variation

by: Moose Flores

introduces moves: hey, swing, meltdown swing, chain, long lines

formation: improper

A1 8
ladles start a half hey - lefts in center, rights on ends
8
neighbors swing
A2 16
gentlespoons start a full hey - lefts in center, rights on ends - ladles ricochet second time
B1 16
partners meltdown swing
B2 8
gentlespoons chain
8
long lines forward & back ⁋

3, 33-33

by: Steve Zakon-Anderson

introduces moves: pull by dancers, box the gnat, circle, 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 ⁋

Heartbreak Contra

by: Dugan Murphy

introduces moves: petronella, allemande, balance the ring, pass through

formation: improper

A1 8
balance & petronella
8
balance & petronella
A2 16
neighbors balance & swing
B1 8
gentlespoons allemande left 1½
8
partners swing
B2 8
circle left 3 places
4
balance the ring
4
pass through ⁋

Fire in Vermont

by: Nicholas Rockstroh

introduces moves: California twirl, 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 On top of all this, there's an old, hitherto unpublished dance of mine called "Fire Flower," which also contains a California twirl and reach back to a cloverleaf.

Goody One Shoe

by: Rick Mohr

introduces moves: form a long wave, Rory O'More, balance, custom

formation: Becket

Form full hands fours to avoid end effects.

A1 8
ladles dance in to a long wave in the center - balance the wave
4
ladles Rory O'More right and one quarter more to form a diamond +
4
balance the diamond
A2 4
petronella gentlespoons turn one quarter more to form
0
gentlespoons form a long wave in the center
8
balance & gentlespoons Rory O'More right and a quarter more to form a diamond ++
4
balance the diamond
B1 4
gentlespoons allemande left ¾
12
Three quarters hey, neighbors passing right
B2 16
partners meltdown swing

/+ Form a diamond, not with partner; ladles in center and gentlespoons at the sides)
/++ Form a diamond, with partner; gentlespoons in center and ladles at the sides)
B1: gentlespoons allemande left 3/4 (4)
3/4 Hey (neighbors pass right shoulders to start) (12)

Rick Mohr notes: Micah Smukler invented the cool "waves to diamonds" sequence for his dance Goody Two Shoes; I hope this somewhat simpler dance gives it wider circulation. With a couple relaxed walkthroughs most dancers get it well.