2017-09-11: Louisville, KY (PLANNING)

user: Chet Gray

Mad Robin in Love

by: Greg Frock

introduces moves: do si do, swing, long lines, mad robin, pass by, circle, balance the ring, California twirl

formation: improper

A1 8
neighbors do si do once
8
neighbors swing
A2 8
long lines forward & back
8
mad robin, gentlespoons in front
B1 4
gentlespoons pass by left shoulders
12
partners swing
B2 8
circle left 3 places
4
balance the ring
4
partners California twirl ⁋

Dancers will try to rush the mad robin to include the gentlespoons cross in A2. Remind them there is plenty of time to complete the figure. Written for Robin Wilson in 2011

Trip to Kentucky (variation)

by: Jerome Grisanti

introduces moves: roll away, allemande, right left through, chain, custom

formation: improper

A1 4
long lines forward
4
gentlespoons roll away neighbors with a half sashay (roll left to right)
8
gentlespoons allemande left 1½
A2 16
partners balance & swing
B1 8
right left through (with courtesy turn)
8
ladles chain (to neighbor)
B2 8
circle right 4 places
8
neighbors two-hand turn **counterclockwise** 1/2/3+ times - end with gentlespoon on the left and ladle on the right, like a swing

Original B2 has a neighbors swing instead of my "reverse" two-hand turn.

Penicillin

by: Nicholas Rockstroh

introduces moves: gyre, petronella, pass through

formation: improper

A1 8
neighbors do si do once
8
neighbors swing
A2 4
long lines forward
4
ladles roll away neighbors with a half sashay
8
ladles allemande left 1½
B1 8
partners gyre once meltdown to
8
partners swing -end in ring of 4
B2 8
balance & petronella spin right one place
4
balance the ring
4
pass through ⁋

Notes: Written to medley with Steve Zakon-Anderson and Louis Cromartie’s dance Salmonella Evening. Preserves the progression from that dance while doing some different stuff beforehand. Perfectly enjoyable on its own, but the name only makes sense in the context of the medley. Inspired by a conversation I had with Josiah Roberts.

The Wise People of Chicago

by: Bradley Smith

introduces moves: hey, meltdown swing

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 and 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 neighbor, facing partner) ⁋
B2 6
circle left 3 places
10
partners swing

Written for the Wise family.

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Not a Figment of Your Imagination

by: Lynn Ackerson

introduces moves: promenade, star, custom

formation: Becket

Note future neighbors on left diagonal

A1 8
partners promenade in courtesy turn position - loop wide left ⁋
8
star left - hands across - 3 places
A2 0
gentlespoons turn out over right shoulder on home side
16
neighbors meltdown swing
B1 8
gentlespoons allemande left 1½
8
partners swing
B2 8
right left through
4
ladles allemande right once returning to partner
4
partners courtesy turn to face across (hold courtesy turn position)

Written for the band "The Figments" made up of Anna Patton, Ethan Hazzard-Watkins, and Owen Morrison

Soaring

by: Chris Page

introduces moves: allemande orbit, custom

formation: Becket ccw

A1 8
long lines forward & back
8
ladles chain
A2 6
ladles allemande right once around while the gentlespoons orbit counter clockwise ½ around
4
partners courtesy turn to face across (ID next neighbors on left diagonal)
6
partners promenade (looping wide left on courtesy turn) ⁋
B1 8
star left - hands across - 3 places, ladles drop out on home side
8
gentlespoons allemande left 1½
B2 16
partners meltdown swing

Coray's Silver Jubilee

by: Carol Ormand

This dance is not published.

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Friday Night Fever

by: Tony Parkes

Nr bal+sw; sq thru

This dance is not published.

Richfield Stomp

by: Becky Hill

4-face-4; sq thru; gd r+l

introduces moves: custom, square through, box the gnat

formation: four face four

A1 4
lines of four forward
4
gentlespoons roll away partners with a half sashay (roll right to left) on the way back
8
neighbors do si do once (facing neighbor)
A2 0
INSIDE FOURSOME:
0
square through four - neighbors balance & pull by right, then shadows pull by left, then repeat to face partner
0
WHILE OUTSIDE TWOSOMES:
16
neighbors balance & swing end facing partner
B1 8
partners right hand balance & box the gnat
8
grand right and left 1/2 to meet partner on opposite side
B2 16
partners balance & swing ⁋