user: Abigail Golden
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announcements
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Waltz
Break
Abigail
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introduces moves: do si do, swing, allemande, chain, long lines, square through
formation: Duple Minor  Improper  Single Progression
A1  8  neighbors do si do once

8  neighbors swing
 
A2  8  ladles allemande right 1½

8  partners swing (to neighbor)
 
B1  8  ladles chain (to neighbor)

8  long lines forward & back
 
B2  8  square through two  partners balance & pull by right, then neighbors pull by left

8  square through two  partners balance & pull by right, then neighbors pull by left (to new neighbors) ⁋

by: Yoyo Zhou
Shannon
introduces moves: star, form long waves, box circulate
formation: Becket ccw
A1  8  gentlespoons allemande left 1½

8  neighbors swing
 
A2  8  long lines forward & back

8  star left  wrist grip  4 places
 
B1  0  form long waves  ladles face in, gentlespoons face out ⁋

8  balance & box circulate  ladles cross while gentlespoons loop right
 
8  balance & box circulate  gentlespoons cross while ladles loop right
 
B2  8  balance & box circulate  ladles cross while gentlespoons loop right

8  partners swing

by: Jacqui Grennan
Shannon
introduces moves: form an ocean wave, right left through
formation: improper
A1  8  long lines forward & back

8  pass through to an ocean wave & balance  gentlespoons by left in the center, neighbors by right on the sides
 
A2  2  neighbors allemande right ½

2  ladles allemande left ½
 
12  partners swing
 
B1  8  right left through

8  ladles allemande right 1½
 
B2  16  neighbors balance & swing ⁋

announcements
by: Linda Leslie
Shannon
introduces moves: give & take, promenade, slide along set, petronella
formation: Becket
Identify next neighbors on left diagonal.
A1  4  gentlespoons give & take neighbors

12  neighbors swing
 
A2  8  ladles chain

6  partners promenade
 
2  slide right along set (jhook) ⁋
 
B1  8  balance & petronella

8  balance & petronella
 
B2  16  partners balance & swing

Linda's notes:
"Written for our friends Lucia Watson and Jeff Weiler so they could twirl like crazy in the chain. In 2017, I actually switched the sequences: the dance used to start at the B1. I like this much better!"
Waltz
Break
by: Rhiannon Giddens
Abigail
introduces moves: box the gnat, pull by dancers, circle
formation: improper
A1  8  neighbors right hand balance & box the gnat

2  neighbors pull by right to prev neighbors
 
6  prev neighbors allemande left once  return to current neighbors
 
A2  16  neighbors balance & swing

B1  8  circle left 3 places

8  partners swing
 
B2  8  ladles chain

8  star left 4 places  reach right hand to next neighbors ⁋

by: Maia McCormick
Abigail
introduces moves: meltdown swing, hey, pass through
formation: improper
A1  16  neighbors meltdown swing

A2  8  gentlespoons allemande left 1½

8  partners start a half hey  rights on ends, lefts in center
 
B1  16  partners meltdown swing

B2  8  partners promenade

6  circle right 3 places
 
2  pass through by the left ⁋

Written for Brooklyn Contra on 8/4/17, which is Obama's birthday, hence the title. Smooth dance with a heylike figure up/down the set and a satisfying promenade > circle right transition.
by: Bronwyn Woods
Abigail
introduces moves: roll away, turn alone, custom
formation: Becket ccw
A1  4  long lines forward

4  gentlespoons roll away partners on way back
 
4  pass through across the set
 
2  turn alone to the right
 
2  single file promenade along set to next neighbors ⁋
 
A2  8  star right  hands across  4 places

0  gentlespoons drop out
 
8  ladles allemande right 1½
 
B1  16  neighbors balance & swing

B2  8  gentlespoons allemande left 1½

8  partners swing

by: Jo Mortland
Abigail
introduces moves: Rory O'More, custom
formation: improper reverse progression
short wave ladles hold left hands in center
A1  8  balance & Rory O'More right

8  balance & Rory O'More left
 
A2  4  neighbors allemande right ½

2  walk to next neighbor 1s up, 2s down ⁋
 
10  neighbors swing
 
B1  8  circle left 3 places

8  partners swing
 
B2  8  circle left 3 places

8  neighbors do si do once to
 
0  form an ocean wave  ladles by left hands and neighbors by right hands

by: Maia McCormick
Abigail
formation: Becket
Shadow is next to you.
A1  2  slide left along set ⁋

6  circle left 3 places
 
8  neighbors swing
 
A2  8  ladles chain

8  star left 4 places
 
B1  8  shadows right hand balance & box the gnat

8  shadows do si do 1½
 
B2  16  partners balance & swing

In the second half of B1, pull by R at the start of the dosido for some extra momentum.
Written on a stuck train to Princeton, NJ, late 2014, and first called March 2015 in Silver Spring, MD.