2022-12-04 GP dance

user: Moose Flores

Star Colonnade 0.2

by: Moose Flores

introduces moves: long lines, pull by dancers, allemande, balance, box circulate, star, custom, swing

formation: Becket ccw

Designate ones and twos. (the couples on the [caller's] right side of the line, the couples that will progress downward, are ones.) (Or, before the box circulate, designate twos above & ones below)
Give the twos a chance to practice arching the colonnade during the walkthrough.

A1 8
long lines forward & back
2
gentlespoons pull by left
6
neighbors allemande right ¾ & form long wavy lines (neighbor by right, gentlespoons facing in)
A2 4
balance the wave, forward & back
4
box circulate - gentlespoons cross while ladles loop left ⁋
8
star left 4 places
B1 16
colonnade - "ones arch, colonnade!" +
B2 16
partners balance & swing
  • Colonnade: ones (join left hands and) make an arch and hold that arch for the entire figure. Ladles trade by left shoulders with ladle two going under the arch. Gentlespoons trade by left shoulders with gentlespoon two going under the arch. [stop here for 1/2 colonnade] Ladles trade by left, gentlespoons trade by left. Each trade has 4 beats of music, so there's no need to rush.

The Nice Complication

by: Moose Flores

introduces moves: meltdown swing, hey, chain

formation: improper

A1 16
neighbors meltdown 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
ladles chain
8
star left 4 places ⁋

Variation on The Nice Combination
https://contradb.com/dances/467

Low German Junction (hey figure) 0.1

by: Moose Flores

introduces moves: revolving door, square through, circle, petronella

formation: four face four

Most of the dance is with your neighbors, except the half hey figure, which is with your traveling buddies ("shadows" in B1).

A1 8
revolving door - ladles take right hands and drop off partners on other side
8
neighbors swing
A2 8
gentlespoons allemande left 1½
8
partners swing
B1 8
square through two - neighbors balance & pull by right, then partners pull by left
8
shadows start a half hey - lefts on ends, rights in center, pass your partner, and join hands with your neighbors
B2 8
circle right 3 places
8
balance & petronella, face new neighbors

As in Dutch Crossing, end the half hey right after passing by your partner. For the circle, gentlespoons are already moving in that direction, so they get to lead the circle to the /right/.

Nederlander Interchange (X & O) 0.1

by: Moose Flores

introduces moves: custom

formation: four face four

A1 8
long lines forward & back
4
partners allemande right ¼ - more or less - until all four gentlespoons are in the very center of two intersecting waves
4
balance the waves
A2 16
swing through two times, (making a left hand star in the very center while the ends set in place)
B1 16
swing through more two times to return to start, then take a step to the right to face your partner
B2 8
right and left grand, meet your partner half way around the set
8
partners swing, end facing direction of travel ⁋

Dippin-Dots

by: Moose Flores

introduces moves: arch & dive, turn alone, give & take, balance the ring, California twirl

formation: improper

Designate Ones and Twos.
If dancers have mobility issues (shoulders), they can replace arch & dive with Dosido/Seesaw one-&-a-half.

A1 4
ones arch twos dive
4
twos arch ones dive
4
ones arch twos dive, end back to back with your neighbor.
0
turn alone & form a cloverleaf +
4
circle left 2 places
A2 16
neighbors long swing
B1 8
gentlespoons give & take partners
8
partners swing
B2 8
circle left 3 places
4
balance the ring
4
partners California twirl ⁋
  • to form cloverleaf: hold on to partner’s hand, turn to face them & a quarter more, give free hand to your neighbor.

“Dolphin Poussette”

by: Moose Flores

introduces moves: dolphin hey, roll away, poussette, custom

formation: improper

Designate Ones and Twos. Have ones step between twos and face Gentlespoon 2.

A1 16
dolphin hey - start with ones passing second gentlespoon by right shoulders, complete the hey and do one extra crossing
A2 16
partners meltdown swing on the ladle’s home side
B1 8
gentlespoons allemande left 1½
8
neighbors swing
B2 4
balance the ring
4
gentlespoons roll away neighbors with a half sashay and hold on to patner with both hands
6
half poussette - gentlespoons pull partners back then left ⁋
2
Twos separate, ones go between new neighbors

Do-si-dolphin

by: Moose Flores

introduces moves: do si do

formation: improper

Designate Ones and Twos

A1 8
ladles allemande left 1½
8
partners swing
A2 8
balance & petronella
8
neighbors do si do ¾ as couples +
B1 16
dolphin hey - start with ones passing second gentlespoon by right shoulders, and ending after the first passing is repeated.
B2 16
neighbors meltdown swing ⁋
  • do si do as couples: partners, as a unit, do si do around neighbors, 3/4 way around, making a line of four (gentlespoons in the middle), and all face the center.

“Revolving Poussette”

by: Moose Flores

introduces moves: right left through

formation: Becket

A1 8
circle left 3 places
8
neighbors swing
A2 8
right diagonal ladles chain to shadow
8
right left through
B1 8
revolving door - ladles take right hands and drop off shadows on other side
8
circle left 3 places
B2 6
half poussette - gentlespoons pull neighbors back then left ⁋
10
partners swing

Poussette Chain (?)

by: Moose Flores

formation: Becket

From becket, to find your shadow: face your partner, look past them for the first person looking at you.

A1 8
circle left 3 places
8
neighbors swing
A2 8
right left through
8
circle right 3 places
B1 8
half poussette - ladles pull neighbors back then right
8
ladles chain
B2 8
right diagonal ladles chain to shadow
8
partners swing ⁋

Is it too spiny? Will dancers get overflow?