2023 05 22 Asheville actually called

user: Dan Kappus

Jefferson And Liberty

by: Chestnut

introduces moves: circle, star, down the hall, up the hall, arch & dive

formation: proper

A1 8
circle left 4 places
8
circle right 4 places
A2 8
star right 4 places
8
star left 4 places
B1 8
ones down the outsides and turn alone
8
ones up the outsides and end in long lines, ones in the center, facing down the hall
B2 4
down the hall
4
ones arch twos dive ⁋
8
up the hall 2x2 with the twos leading, then ones turn around to face the next

G Campbell Kaynor notes: For a simple proper dance I do one called Jefferson and Liberty to the tune of the same name (Thos Jefferson's campaign song, a.k.a the Gobby O, an American Irish Jig)

It doesn't matter if people get on the wrong side of the set so I often start the night with this if there are lots of newcomers

Alamo Intro

by: Al Green

introduces moves: custom, allemande, swing, promenade

formation: Circle Mixer

In this dance, neighbor becomes partner. Gentlespoons or left-hand side dancers are progressing clockwise, which may be off brand. Ladles are progressing counterclockwise. At the beginning of the dance, next partner (neighbor) is the dancer closest to each dancer who is not that dancer's partner.

A1 8
ladles into the center and come back clap at the center
8
gentlespoons into the center and turn to face out (clap at the center)
A2 8
partners allemande ____ ½ (go halfway)
8
partners allemande ____ ½ (go halfway)(face neighbor)
B1 16
neighbors balance & swing
B2 16
neighbors promenade (henceforth, this neighbor is new partner)

Heartbeat Contra

by: Don Flaherty

introduces moves: petronella, balance the ring, gyre, balance, California twirl

formation: improper

A1 8
balance & petronella
8
balance & petronella
A2 4
balance the ring
12
neighbors swing
B1 8
ladles gyre 1½
8
partners swing
B2 8
circle left 3 places
4
partners balance
4
partners California twirl ⁋

Butter

by: Gene Hubert

introduces moves: slide along set, long lines, chain, hey

formation: Becket

A1 2
slide left along set ⁋
6
circle left 3 places
8
neighbors swing
A2 8
long lines forward & back
8
ladles chain
B1 16
ladles start a full hey - rights in center, lefts on ends
B2 16
partners balance & swing

Maliza's Magical Mystery Motion v.

by: Cary Ravitz

formation: Becket ccw

A1 8
circle left 3 places
8
neighbors swing
A2 8
long lines forward & back
8
ladles chain
B1 8
balance & petronella and turn to face the next ⁋
8
balance & petronella
B2 16
partners balance & swing

Anderson Ferry Reel

by: Eric Conrad

introduces moves: do si do, custom

formation: proper mixer

all face up, inside hands joined

A1 4
up the hall 4 steps forward
4
down the hall backward 4 steps back
4
up the hall 4 steps forward
4
down the hall backward 4 steps back
A2 6
partners do si do once
2
slide left along set ⁋
8
partners swing (new partner)
B1 16
"lonesome one, ride the ferry" ⁋
B2 8
long lines forward & back (adjust)
8
partners swing

Start teaching dance at the "slide left along the set". Most of you are facing a new partner, but at the top and the bottom are 'lonesome ones'. Lonesome ones will 'ride the ferry (weave your own line to the top or bottom)

notice which side you're on.

5-7 couples, 6 ideal
learned from Lynn at Breaking Up Thanksgiving 2022, an ideal dance for letting barn dancers practice swings ending on correct side, because there is lots of practice but no harm if it goes wrong.

Ted's Triplet #3

by: Ted Sannella

Other triplet was corner triplet by Leslie

introduces moves: custom

formation: triplet

all proper, ending 2-3-1 but improper will do fine, also

A1 8
star left 4 places couples 1 and 2
8
star right 4 places couples 1 and 1 all the way back
A2 16
down the center, cross over, back outside
B1 16
dip and dive six center couple arches, face up to start
B2 8
cast down the outside to bottom
8
all swing