Winter CDH Open Mic 2022-12-29

user: Nicholas Rockstroh



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So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish

by: Nicholas Rockstroh

introduces moves: slide along set, circle, swing, down the hall, custom, up the hall, dolphin hey, meltdown swing

formation: Becket cw

A1 2
slide left along set ⁋
circle left 3 places
neighbors swing, end in a line of four facing down
A2 8
down the hall and turn as a couple
Alternate: down the hall and turn alone
up the hall and ones face second ladle
B1 0
Alternate: up the hall and twos face first ladle
dolphin hey - start with ones passing second ladle by right shoulders and do one extra pass to home sides
B2 0
Alternate: dolphin hey - start with twos passing first ladle by right shoulders and do one extra pass to home sides
partners meltdown swing

This dance holds a special place in my heart. I wrote it to commemorate my time in Louisville, KY when I realized I would be leaving. This was the last dance I called on a Monday night there before moving to Cincinnati, OH. Named after the famous line from The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. I spent seven years as a native in the Louisville Contra scene and nine in the Louisville folk dance scene in general. It's the place where I found my love of country dance and learned my craft as a caller and choreographer. It is, undoubtedly, one of the best dance scenes in the country, and I look forward to returning as often as possible.

Update: I moved back to Louisville in 2020, so I guess I get to return to dance there every week now.

The Amazing Sarah Wilcox

by: Tom Hinds

introduces moves: long lines, pass by, balance, roll away, California twirl

formation: progressed improper

from improper, trade places with neighbors and face back into the same group of 4

A1 8
circle left 3 places
partners swing
A2 8
circle left 3 places
neighbors swing
B1 8
long lines forward & back
partners pass by right shoulders
neighbors pass by left shoulders
partners pass by right shoulders, stay facing out
B2 4
neighbors balance
gentlespoons roll away neighbors with a half sashay ⁋
next neighbors balance
next neighbors California twirl