Valpo 2022-09-10

user: Moose Flores

Mad Scatter

by: Rick Mohr

introduces moves: circle, do si do, allemande, allemande orbit, swing, promenade

formation: scatter mixer

Scattered circles of two or more couples

A1 8
circle left 4 places
8
neighbors do si do once
A2 8
partners allemande right 1½
8
ladles allemande left 1½ around while the gentlespoons orbit clockwise ½ around. Ladles star if more than two.
B1 16
partners balance & swing New partner
B2 16
partners promenade to find new group to circle with ⁋

In this mixer dancers form scattered groups with any number of couples. That makes for fun chaos, less transition panic (compared with 2-couple scatter mixers), and more flavors to enjoy as circle sizes vary.

The A2 allemande ends with ladles in the center facing counterclockwise and gentlespoons on the outside facing clockwise. If there are two ladles they allemande left for 8 beats; if there are more than two they star left for 8 beats. Either way, the gentlespoons orbit clockwise around the ladles. Then all balance and swing a new partner and promenade to a new group.

I tell the dancers it's a zero-stress dance. "If a couple wants to join your circle, let them in!" And no problem if you happen to keep the same partner now and then.

Qwill & Paper

by: Moose Flores

introduces moves: down the hall, up the hall, hey, meltdown swing

formation: improper

Designate ones and twos.
The dance begins in lines of four, with the ones in the center.

A1 8
down the hall and turn as a couple
8
up the hall and turn alone facing the center
A2 16
twos start a full hey - rights in center, lefts on ends
B1 16
twos meltdown swing, end facing up, then separate to the sides
B2 16
ones meltdown swing, end facing down ⁋

For Qwill, on their birthday.

Twenty Ten (syllabus p7)

Hey in the Barn

by: Chart Guthrie

introduces moves: chain

formation: improper

A1 16
neighbors balance & swing
A2 8
ladles chain
8
ladles start a half hey - rights in center, lefts on ends
B1 16
partners balance & swing
B2 8
ladles chain
8
ladles start a half hey - ____ in center, ____ on ends ⁋

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Happy as a Cold Pig in Warm Mud

by: Mike Boerschig

introduces moves: custom, balance the ring, California twirl

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 ⁋