2023-10-23 CBDC

user: Moose Flores

Intro Lesson NOT A DANCE

by: unknown

introduces moves: circle, allemande, do si do, swing, chain, stand still

formation: circle

Lesson: Circle, give weight, stay connected, AR, AL, DSD, Swing, courtesy turn & chain, better never than late.

A1 8
circle left 4 places
8
neighbors allemande left once
A2 8
neighbors do si do once
8
partners swing
B1 8
ladles chain
8
stand still
B2 16
partners balance & swing

Lesson: Circle, give weight, stay connected, AR, AL, DSD, Swing, courtesy turn & chain, better never than late.

The Baby Rose

by: David Kaynor

introduces moves: star

formation: improper

A1 16
neighbors balance & swing
A2 8
circle left 3 places
8
partners do si do once
B1 16
partners balance & swing
B2 8
ladles chain
8
star left 4 places to new neighbors

Barack Me, Obamadeus

by: Maia McCormick

Flowy

introduces moves: meltdown swing, hey, promenade, 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 hey-like figure up/down the set and a satisfying promenade > circle right transition.

The Carousel

by: Tom Hinds

introduces moves: long lines

formation: improper

A1 8
long lines forward & back ⁋
8
ladles allemande left 1½
A2 16
partners start a full hey - rights on ends, lefts in center
B1 16
partners balance & swing
B2 8
circle left 3 places
8
neighbors swing

Heatwave

by: Peter Foster

This dance is not published.

Down by the Riverside triplet

by: Melanie Axel-Lute

Three facing three

introduces moves: contra corners, custom

formation: triplet

A1 8
long lines forward & back
8
partners do si do once
A2 16
twos contra corners
B1 8
partners swing two hand
8
circle left
B2 16
trios basket swing, end facing across

Chet uses "opposite" instead of "partner" and "centers" instead of "twos".

Petronellazia

by: Bob Isaacs

Zia formation (one square)

This dance is not published.

Waltz & break

March of the Coffee Zombies

by: Cary Ravitz

introduces moves: roll away, form an ocean wave, Rory O'More

formation: Becket

A1 4
long lines forward
4
gentlespoons roll away partners with a half sashay
8
circle right 3 places - hands free zombie walk ⁋
A2 8
circle left 3 places - hands free zombie walk
0
form an ocean wave - gentlespoons by right hands and partners by left hands ¹
8
balance & Rory O'More right - ladles travel two places to neighbor gentlespoon's side
B1 16
neighbors long swing or meltdown
B2 8
gentlespoons allemande left 1½
8
partners swing
  1. gentlespoon one facing down, ladle one facing up

Shadow Boxing

by: Elizabeth Bloom Albert

note: music should not be too fast

introduces moves: form long waves, box circulate, right left through

formation: Becket ccw

A1 8
star left 4 places
0
form long waves - ladles face in, gentlespoons face out
8
balance & Rory O'More right with your Shadow
A2 8
balance & box circulate - ladles cross while gentlespoons loop left
8
balance & box circulate - gentlespoons cross while ladles loop left
B1 16
partners balance & swing
B2 8
long lines forward & back
8
left diagonal right left through ⁋

Double progression
At top/bottom) dancers will stand out with their Shadow. Trade places then wait for your partner; do not participate in the box circulates.

Simplicity Swing

by: Becky Hill

no walkthrough

formation: improper

A1 16
neighbors balance & swing
A2 8
circle left 3 places
8
partners swing
B1 8
long lines forward & back
8
ladles chain to neighbor
B2 8
star left 4 places ⁋
8
next neighbors do si do once

Pete's Dark Roast

by: Andy Shore

introduces moves: mad robin, box the gnat

formation: Becket

A1 8
gentlespoons allemande left 1½
8
neighbors swing
A2 8
neighbors promenade
8
mad robin, ladles in front
B1 8
partners right hand balance & box the gnat
8
right left through - courtesy turn new neighbor ⁋
B2 8
ladles do si do 1½
8
partners swing

when out with partner, cross over and get in with Balance & Box the Gnat
(if you miss that, you'll still be in position to courtesy turn new neighbor)

Waltz & good night