user: Nicholas Rockstroh
waltz
by: Lisa Greenleaf
introduces moves: swing, long lines, allemande, circle, balance the ring, pass through
formation: improper
A1  16  neighbors balance & swing

A2  8  long lines forward & back

8  ladles allemande right 1½
 
B1  16  partners balance & swing

B2  8  circle left 3 places

4  balance the ring
 
4  pass through to new neighbors ⁋

Bradley Smith Notes: Originally, the last figure of this dance was a neighbor dosido 1 1/2, but I usually swap it for the ring balance and pass through to make the progression as simple as possible for inexperienced dancers.
introduces moves: promenade, chain, star
formation: Becket
Look at the dancers on their left diagonal. These are next neighbors. The dancers across from you are prev neighbors.
A1  8  partners promenade and loop to next neighbors ⁋

8  ladles chain
 
A2  8  star left 4 places, then with prev neighbors

8  star right 4 places, back to current neighbors
 
B1  16  neighbors balance & swing

B2  8  gentlespoons allemande left 1½

8  partners swing

Replaced the diagonal right and left through with a promenade and loop, then moved the neighbors swing to the ones you chained with and switched from a meltdown to a balance.
by: Bob Green
introduces moves: mad robin, allemande orbit, give & take
formation: Improper
A1  8  mad robin, ladles in front

8  ladles allemande left 1½ around while the gentlespoons orbit clockwise ½ around
 
A2  16  neighbors balance & swing

B1  8  ladles give & take partners

8  partners swing
 
B2  8  ladles chain

8  mad robin, ladles in front ⁋

by: Bob Isaacs and Chris Weiler
introduces moves: slide along set, box the gnat, pull by dancers
formation: Becket
A1  2  slide left along set ⁋

6  circle left 3 places
 
8  neighbors swing
 
A2  8  long lines forward & back

8  gentlespoons allemande left 1½ to face partner (gentlespoons backtoback)
 
B1  8  partners right hand balance & box the gnat (ladles backtoback)

2  partners pull by right (to start halfhey with hands)
 
2  gentlespoons pull by left
 
2  neighbors pull by right
 
2  ladles pull by left
 
B2  16  partners balance & swing

waltz
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 ⁋

by: Chart Guthrie
introduces moves: hey, right left through
formation: improper
A1  8  long lines forward & back

8  gentlespoons righthand chain
 
A2  16  gentlespoons start a full hey  rights in center, lefts on ends

B1  16  partners balance & swing

B2  8  right left through

8  ladles chain ⁋

by: Ron Buchanan
introduces moves: form an ocean wave
formation: Improper
A1  16  neighbors balance & swing

A2  8  pass through to an ocean wave & balance  ladles by left in the center, neighbors by right on the sides

2  neighbors allemande right ½
 
2  gentlespoons pull by left
 
4  partners allemande right ¾ and look for shadows
 
B1  6  shadows allemande left once

10  partners swing
 
B2  8  pass through to an ocean wave & balance  ladles by left in the center, partners by right on the sides

2  partners allemande right ½
 
2  gentlespoons pull by left
 
4  neighbors allemande right ¾ and look for next neighbors

introduces moves: slice, roll away, petronella
formation: Becket cw
A1  4  slice left ⁋

4  ladles take neighbors
 
8  neighbors swing
 
A2  8  ladles chain

8  circle right 4 places
 
B1  4  gentlespoons roll away partners with a half sashay

8  balance & petronella
 
8  balance & petronella
 
12  partners swing

I wrote a dance called “Bridge to Yesterday” which was very similar to this one, but turned out to be excessively clockwise. This is the result of my rewrite of that dance. Note the petronella turns where the spinning figures come before the balances as in the original dance “petronella.” I wanted something using the traditionalstyle petronella turns since it would enable a spin into a 12count swing.