2022-06-05 GP dance

user: Moose Flores

Chicago Shuffle

by: Moose Flores

  • Amazing! Change nothing!

introduces moves: do si do, swing, allemande, petronella, balance the ring, California twirl

formation: improper

A1 8
neighbors do si do once as couples
8
neighbors do si do once
A2 16
neighbors balance & swing
B1 8
gentlespoons allemande left 1½
8
partners swing
B2 8
balance & petronella
4
balance the ring
4
partners California twirl ⁋

Optional: last time
B1) Long lines forward & back, Gentlespoons allemande left 1 1/2
B2) Partners [meltdown OR balance &] swing

Variation on Cherokee Shuffle
https://contradb.com/dances/509

Crystal Prelude

by: Moose Flores

  • Feels "off" to end with hey. Most were NOT doing a ceilidh swing.

introduces moves: hey, slice, circle, chain, right left through, star

formation: Becket

A1 16
gentlespoons start a full hey - lefts in center, rights on ends
A2 8
slice left and straight back ⁋
8
circle left 4 places
B1 8
ladles chain to neighbor
8
right left through
B2 8
star left 3 places
8
partners swing +
  • left-star to swing is written for a ceili swing, or some variation (or two-hand turn, or regular swing). You might have some demonstrations and ask partners to collaborate on which they would like to try.

The Endless Parade of Nonsense 0.2

by: Moose Flores

  • 4 couples swinging in a line is too much. scrap.

introduces moves: form an ocean wave, balance, meltdown swing

formation: four face four

A1 8
gentlespoons allemande left 1½ +
8
neighbors swing
A2 8
right left through
4
form an ocean wave - ladles by left hands and partners by right hands
4
balance the wave
B1 16
partners start a full hey - rights on ends, lefts in center (say, “All 8 hey, until you meet your partner again”)
B2 16
partners meltdown swing, end facing new neighbors
  • Your next neighbors will be on a slight diagonal.