user: Nedra McNeil
notes for the whole program  i did not call all of these dances and i do not recall which dances i called in order.
notes for the whole program  i did not call all of these dances and i do not recall which dances i called in order.
by: Moose Flores
introduces moves: down the hall, up the hall, hey, meltdown swing
formation: improper
Designate ones and twos.
The dance begins in lines of four, with the ones in the center.
A1  8  down the hall and turn as a couple

8  up the hall and turn alone facing the center
 
A2  16  twos start a full hey  rights in center, lefts on ends

B1  16  twos meltdown swing, end facing up, then separate to the sides

B2  16  ones meltdown swing, end facing down to pick up next neighbors ⁋

For Qwill, on their birthday.
by: Dugan Murphy
introduces moves: custom, do si do, swing, allemande, circle, balance the ring, California twirl
formation: improper
A1  8  As a couple, Partners do si do with Neighbor couple

8  neighbors do si do once
 
A2  16  neighbors balance & swing

B1  8  gentlespoons allemande left 1½

8  partners swing
 
B2  8  circle left 3 places

4  balance the ring
 
4  partners California twirl to face new couple ⁋

by: Dugan Murphy
introduces moves: petronella, pass through
formation: improper
A1  8  balance & petronella

8  balance & petronella
 
A2  16  neighbors balance & swing

B1  8  gentlespoons allemande left 1½

8  partners swing
 
B2  8  circle left 3 places

4  balance the ring
 
4  pass through ⁋

by: Bob Crawford
introduces moves: balance, chain, star
formation: improper
A1  8  circle left 3 places

8  partners do si do once
 
A2  4  partners balance

12  partners swing
 
B1  8  ladles chain

8  star left  hands across  4 places
 
B2  4  next neighbors balance

12  neighbors swing ⁋

Blatantly stolen from David Kaynor's The Baby Rose shifting the figures one step (A2, B1, B2, A1). Have not checked to see if this had been done before but really needed a dance called The Baby Yoda or "The Child" from Star Wars' series The Mandalorian. Transcribed on April 5, 2020, during the COVID19 quarantine and I was determined to do create a dance called The Baby Yoda before the quarantine was lifted so I am considering this an emergency.
by: Grant Yost
introduces moves: box the gnat, long lines
formation: improper
A1  4  neighbors balance by the right hand

4  neighbors box the gnat
 
8  gentlespoons allemande left 1½
 
A2  16  partners balance & swing

B1  8  long lines forward & back

8  ladles chain
 
B2  8  ladles start a half hey  rights in center, lefts on ends

8  star left 4 places ⁋

by: Bradley Smith
introduces moves: roll away, mad robin, turn alone
formation: Becket ccw
A1  16  gentlespoons start a full hey  lefts in center, rights on ends  ladles ricochet second time to neighbors

A2  16  neighbors meltdown swing

B1  4  long lines forward

4  gentlespoons roll away neighbors with a half sashay on the way back (roll right to left)
 
8  mad robin, gentlespoons in front (CCW around current neighbors, facing partners)
 
B2  0  turn alone to face Next neighbors ⁋

6  circle left 3 places
 
10  partners swing

Written for the Wise family.
by: Bradley Smith
formation: improper
A1  8  neighbors allemande right 1½

8  gentlespoons start a half hey  lefts in center, rights on ends
 
A2  16  neighbors balance & swing

B1  8  gentlespoons allemande left 1½

8  partners swing
 
B2  8  ladles chain

8  star left 4 places ⁋

by: Tanya Rotenberg
formation: improper
A1  8  neighbors allemande left 1½

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

B1  16  partners long swing

B2  8  circle left 3 places

8  neighbors allemande right 1½ ⁋

Written in 1985 for the 20th anniversary of her parents' wedding, these being their wedding flowers.
by: Rhiannon Giddens
introduces moves: pull by dancers
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: Cary Ravitz
introduces moves: right left through
formation: improper
A1  16  neighbors balance & swing

A2  8  circle left 4 places

8  star left  hands across  4 places and ladles let go
 
B1  8  gentlespoons allemande left 1½

8  partners swing
 
B2  8  right left through

8  ladles chain and look for next neighbors ⁋

formation: improper
Note the hand in which the next neighbor's hand will be held in the long lines
A1  8  long lines forward & back

8  neighbors swing
 
A2  8  right left through

8  ladles allemande right 1½
 
B1  16  partners balance & swing

B2  8  gentlespoons allemande left 1½

8  neighbors swing and take hands with next neighbors in long lines ⁋

I was taking a course on gender and sexuality at the time I wrote this. The title is a double pun; "Contra is essential" is one meaning, "against cultural/biological essentialism" is another.
by: Gene Hubert
introduces moves: slide along set
formation: improper
A1  16  neighbors balance & swing

A2  4  circle left 2 places

2  slide left along set with your neighbor to face a new couple
 
6  circle left 3 places
 
4  neighbors California twirl to face your partner
 
B1  16  partners balance & swing

B2  8  ladles chain

8  star left 4 places ⁋

from "Dizzy Dances, vol. II"
by: Joseph Pimentel
introduces moves: Rory O'More, give & take, form an ocean wave
formation: improper
begin in short waves (ladles in center by left, neighbor in right)
A1  8  balance & Rory O'More right

8  balance & Rory O'More left
 
A2  16  neighbors balance & swing

B1  8  gentlespoons give & take partners

8  partners swing
 
B2  8  circle left 3 places

8  neighbors do si do 1½ and dance forward to ⁋
 
0  form an ocean wave  ladles by left hands and neighbors by right hands

Mac McKeever note on balances before Rory O'More: first balance is in the direction you will be going
by: Bill Olson
introduces moves: promenade
formation: improper
A1  8  neighbors right hand balance & box the gnat

8  star right  wrist grip  4 places +
 
A2  8  right left through

8  ladles allemande right 1½
 
B1  16  partners balance & swing

B2  8  partners promenade

6  circle left 3 places
 
2  pass through to new neighbors ⁋

Variation of https://contradb.com/dances/542 eliminates dosido for use outdoors
/+ star back where you came from
Collected from Liz Burkhart at MMiSL 2018.