Groovin’ dances to end an evening of contra dancing by dancerhapsody.com (modified)

user: Moose Flores

Rant and Roar

by: Russell Owen

introduces moves: allemande, pass by, swing, long lines, chain, hey, form long waves, Rory O'More

formation: improper

A1 6
neighbors allemande right once
4
ladles pass by left shoulders
6
partners swing
A2 8
long lines forward & back
8
ladles chain
B1 16
ladles start a full hey - rights in center, lefts on ends
B2 0
form long waves - ladles face in, gentlespoons face out with left hand to neighbor ⁋
8
balance & Rory O'More right past new neighbor
8
balance & Rory O'More left

Original can be found at ACDOL.

Will You Marry Me?

by: Seth Tepfer

introduces moves: slide along set, circle, form an ocean wave

formation: Becket cw

A1 2
slide left along set ⁋
6
circle left 3 places
4
form an ocean wave & balance - ladles by left hands and neighbors by right hands
4
ladles allemande left once
A2 16
neighbors balance & swing
B1 8
circle left 3 places
4
form an ocean wave & balance - ladles by left hands and partners by right hands
4
ladles allemande left once
B2 16
partners balance & swing

Chicago Shuffle

by: Moose Flores

Originally, Cherokee Shuffle

introduces moves: do si do, 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 balance & swing

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

Fisher's Jig

by: Tom Hinds

introduces moves: right left through

formation: Becket

A1 8
left diagonal right left through
8
right left through
A2 16
ladles start a full hey - rights in center, lefts on ends
B1 16
gentlespoons long swing alternates between ladles and gentlespoons.
B2 16
partners balance & swing

Caller's choice of ladles or gentlespoons swinging in the center at B!
Pay attention to the timing for the swing at B1. It may be different if ladles are going to swing than if gentlespoons will.
Also, it can be helpful to teach a gender-neutral swing or have a swing mini-workshop before this dance. Two handed turns are acceptable.

Summer of '84

by: Gene Hubert

introduces moves: pull by dancers, custom

formation: improper

A1 8
long lines forward & back
2
gentlespoons pull by right - next gentlespoon is on left diagonal
6
partners allemande left once
A2 4
form an ocean wave & balance - gentlespoons by right hands and partners by left hands
4
walk forward to ⁋
4
form an ocean wave & balance - gentlespoons by right hands and shadows by left hands
4
shadows allemande left ¾
B1 16
partners balance & swing
B2 8
ladles chain
8
right left through

co written by Steve Schnur

Hey in the Barn

by: Chart Guthrie

See also: Alternating version, Dogs & Catenaries

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 ⁋

Delphiniums and Daisies

by: Tanya Rotenberg

formation: improper

A1 8
neighbors allemande left 1½
8
ladles chain
A2 16
ladles start a full hey - rights in center, lefts on ends
B1 16
partners long swing
B2 8
circle left 3 places
8
neighbors allemande right 1½ ⁋

Written in 1985 for the 20th anniversary of her parents' wedding, these being their wedding flowers.

Simplicity Swing

by: Becky Hill

introduces moves: star

formation: improper

A1 16
neighbors balance & swing
A2 8
circle left 3 places
8
partners swing
B1 8
long lines forward & back
8
ladles chain to neighbor
B2 8
star left 4 places ⁋
8
next neighbors do si do once

Midwest Folklore

by: Orace Johnson

formation: Becket

A1 2
slide left along set ⁋
8
circle left 3 places
8
neighbors do si do once
16
neighbors balance & swing
8
circle left 3 places
8
partners do si do once
16
partners balance & swing

The Rendezvous

by: Dan Pearl

formation: improper

A1 16
neighbors balance & swing
A2 8
long lines forward & back
8
ladles do si do 1½ or swing to partner
B1 16
partners balance & swing
B2 8
circle left 4 places
2
slide left along set ⁋
6
circle left 3 places

The Nice Combination

by: Gene Hubert

introduces moves: down the hall, up the hall

formation: improper

A1 16
neighbors balance & swing end facing down the hall
A2 8
down the hall and turn as a couple
8
up the hall and bend into a ring
B1 8
circle left 3 places
8
partners swing
B2 8
ladles chain
8
star left 4 places ⁋

Awesome Double Progression Dance

by: Donna Calhoun

formation: improper

A1 8
down the hall and turn alone 1s in center
8
up the hall and bend into a ring
A2 8
circle left 4 places
8
star left 4 places ⁋
B1 16
neighbors balance & swing NEW Neighbor
B2 8
long lines forward & back
8
ones swing end facing down ⁋

Written one night when I left my cards on the kitchen table. Sent a friend
to retrieve them, but in the meantime wrote this as a stopgap. It remained
nameless for a couple of years till Robert Cromartie called it and afterward
Gene Hubert asked "What was the name of that Awesome Double
Progression Dance?"

E6

by: Robert Cromartie

introduces moves: arch & dive

formation: improper

A1 16
neighbors balance & swing
A2 8
ladles start a half hey - rights in center, lefts on ends
8
ladles chain
B1 8
ladles start a half hey - rights in center, lefts on ends
8
partners swing
B2 8
circle left 3 places
4
balance the ring
4
twos arch ones dive to next couple ⁋

Hey in the Barn alternating variation

by: Moose Flores

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 - rights in center, lefts on ends ⁋
16
neighbors balance & swing
8
gentlespoons chain
8
gentlespoons start a half hey - lefts in center, rights on ends
16
partners balance & swing
8
gentlespoons chain
8
gentlespoons start a half hey - lefts in center, rights on ends ⁋

Added a gentlespoons chain version for alternating.

Original: Hey in the Barn by Chart Guthrie https://contradb.com/dances/266

Dogs & Catenaries

by: Dave Pokorney

formation: Becket

Double Progression

A1 8
ladles chain to neighbor
8
ladles start a half hey - rights in center, lefts on ends
A2 16
neighbors balance & swing
B1 8
ladles chain to partner
8
ladles start a right diagonal half hey - rights in center, lefts on ends ⁋
B2 16
partners balance & swing
8
gentlespoons chain to neighbor
8
gentlespoons start a half hey - lefts in center, rights on ends
16
neighbors balance & swing
8
gentlespoons chain to partner
8
gentlespoons start a right diagonal half hey - lefts in center, rights on ends ⁋
16
partners balance & swing

AB and CD are the same, except for which role dancer starts the chains & heys.

Could be done as just AB or just CD.

The word catenary is from the Latin for chain.