2nd try

user: Moose Flores

Fire in Vermont

by: Nicholas Rockstroh

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 On top of all this, there's an old, hitherto unpublished dance of mine called "Fire Flower," which also contains a California twirl and reach back to a cloverleaf.

November Night

by: Jim Hemphill

introduces moves: do si do, promenade, long lines

formation: improper

A1 8
gentlespoons do si do once
8
ladles allemande left 1½
A2 16
partners balance & swing
B1 8
gentlespoons allemande left 1½
8
neighbors swing
B2 8
neighbors promenade across
8
long lines forward & back ⁋

Bradley Smith Notes:
The first time through the dance, the gentlespoons do-si-do in A1 is with the couple that you start the dance with. Every time after that, the gentlespoons have to look to the left to find the next gentlespoon to do-si-do. It's a very simple progression that just requires reminding gentlepoons that they must look to the left every time through the dance after the first to find the next gentlespoon to Do-si-do.

Laura's 3/4 Century

by: Bob Stein

introduces moves: mad robin, hey, gyre, roll away, circle

formation: improper

A1 8
mad robin, ladles in front
8
neighbors swing
A2 12
gentlespoons start a hey - lefts in center, rights on ends - until partners meet the second time
4
partners gyre once
B1 16
partners long swing
B2 8
long lines forward & back
4
gentlespoons roll away partners with a half sashay ⁋
4
circle right 3 places

Those who don't like a long 16-count swing may gyre twice.

Maliza's Magical Mystery Motion v.

by: Cary Ravitz

introduces moves: chain

formation: Becket ccw

A1 8
circle left 3 places
8
neighbors swing
A2 8
long lines forward & back
8
ladles chain
B1 8
balance & petronella and turn to face the next ⁋
8
balance & petronella
B2 16
partners balance & swing

Moving to Maine

by: Ryan Carollo

introduces moves: right left through

formation: Becket

A1 8
right left through
8
ladles start a right diagonal half hey - rights in center, lefts on ends ⁋
A2 16
partners balance & swing
B1 8
gentlespoons start a half hey - lefts in center, rights on ends - ladles ricochet
8
neighbors swing
B2 8
long lines forward & back
8
gentlespoons chain

Mama Loo's Reel

by: Gene Hubert

introduces moves: stand still

formation: improper

A1 8
circle left 4 places
8
neighbors swing
A2 8
long lines forward & back
8
ladles allemande right 1½
B1 16
partners balance & swing
B2 8
ladles chain
6
circle right 4 places
2
stand still let go hands and turn ⁋

Happy as a Cold Pig in Warm Mud

by: Mike Boerschig

introduces moves: custom

formation: improper

A1 16
neighbors balance & swing
A2 8
gentlespoons allemande left 1½
8
partners allemande right 1½
B1 8
The first gentlespoon and second ladle star left above, and the second gentlespoon and first ladle star left below
8
partners swing
B2 8
circle left 3 places
4
balance the ring
4
partners California twirl ⁋

Frederick Reel

by: Tom Hinds

introduces moves: down the hall, up the hall

formation: improper

A1 8
long lines forward & back ⁋
8
ladles allemande left 1½
A2 16
partners balance & swing
B1 8
down the hall and turn as a couple
8
up the hall and bend into a ring
B2 8
circle left 3 places
8
neighbors swing

Bradley Smith Notes: The first time through the dance, the ladles allemande Left in A1 is with the couple that you start the dance with. Every time after that, the ladles have to look to the right to find the next ladle to allemande. It's a very simple progression that just requires reminding the ladles to look for the next ladle in line after the forward and back

Changeling Intuition

by: Joseph Pimentel

This dance is not published.

Washington Park Shuffle (Circle dance w/ a spiral in & spiral out)