KW 2023-10-21 Vancouver w/ Ground Effect

user: Koren A Wake

Autumn Leaves

by: Linda Leslie

introduces moves: long lines, circle, pass through, do si do, swing, down the hall, up the hall, balance the ring, give & take

formation: Becket

A1 8
long lines forward & back
6
circle left 3 places
2
pass through ⁋
A2 8
next neighbors do si do once
8
neighbors swing
B1 8
down the hall and turn as a couple
8
up the hall and bend into a ring
B2 4
balance the ring
4
gentlespoons take partners
8
partners swing

Rollin' & Tumblin'

by: Cis Hinkle

introduces moves: roll away, allemande, chain, star

formation: improper

A1 16
neighbors balance & swing
A2 4
long lines forward
4
gentlespoons roll away neighbors
4
long lines forward
4
ladles roll away neighbors
B1 8
ladles allemande right 1½
8
partners swing
B2 8
ladles chain to neighbor
8
star left 4 places ⁋

The dual long lines with a roll away sets up a nice transition into the ladles allemande.

Heartbeat Contra

by: Don Flaherty

introduces moves: petronella, 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 ⁋

Give the Scout a Hand

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 back-to-back)
B1 8
partners right hand balance & box the gnat (ladles back-to-back)
2
partners pull by right (to start half-hey with hands)
2
gentlespoons pull by left
2
neighbors pull by right
2
ladles pull by left
B2 16
partners balance & swing

Hay in the Barn

by: Chart Guthrie

introduces moves: hey

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 to new neighbor ⁋

Superballin' (KW transcription)

by: Jack Laurel

This dance is not published.

waltz & break

Spring Break

by: Nils Fredland

formation: improper

Begins hands-4 in a ring.

A1 8
balance & petronella
8
balance & petronella
A2 16
neighbors balance & swing
B1 2
gentlespoons pull by left
2
partners pull by right
4
ladles allemande left once
8
partners swing
B2 8
circle left 3 places
4
balance the ring
4
pass through and form a ring ⁋

Neighbor, Neighbor On the Wall

by: Maia McCormick

formation: improper

A1 8
long lines forward & back ⁋
8
neighbors swing (this is a new neighbor)
A2 8
ladles chain
8
ladles start a half hey - rights in center, lefts on ends
B1 16
partners balance & swing
B2 8
gentlespoons allemande left 1½
8
neighbors swing (the one you already swung)

Written for a workshop at YDW '17 to practice communication with neighbors.

Rocket City Romp

by: Cis Hinkle

introduces moves: square through

formation: improper

A1 8
square through two - neighbors balance & pull by right, then partners pull by left
8
neighbors swing
A2 8
long lines forward & back
8
ladles allemande right 1½
B1 16
partners balance & swing
B2 8
ladles chain
8
square through two - partners balance & pull by right, then neighbors pull by left to new neighbors

Poetry in Motion

by: Lisa Greenleaf

formation: improper

A1 8
star right 4 places
8
neighbors allemande right 1¼
A2 8
next neighbors gyre left shoulders once
8
neighbors swing original neighbor
B1 8
gentlespoons give & take partners
8
partners swing
B2 8
ladles chain to neighbor
8
star left 4 places ⁋

Bob Isaacs notes: The give and take figure originated from Larry Jennings, the great caller and writer from Boston. End the neighbor swing in shoulder/waist position, take two steps forward, and the gentlespoons take their partner’s hand and lead her to his side for a swing. Some “hard-to-get” playfulness usually goes along with this. In this dance the figure is a good alternative to circle L ¾, and in other dances can go to either side of the set.

This smooth-flowing dance was written by one top caller for the marriage of two other outstanding callers, Linda Leslie and Bob Golder, all of whom are from eastern Massachusetts.

Pizza Shop

by: Yoyo Zhou

introduces moves: slice

formation: Becket

A1 8
slice left and straight back ⁋
8
ladles chain
A2 8
ladles allemande right once
8
neighbors swing
B1 8
down the hall and turn as a couple
8
up the hall and bend into a ring
B2 8
circle left 3 places
8
partners swing