IsaacB.Olympia.Jigsaw.04.07.18

user: Isaac Banner

Airpants, Bradley Smith pass through

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 do-si-do 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.

The Baby Rose

by: David Kaynor

introduces moves: do si do, chain, 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 neighbor ⁋

Rock Creek Reel

by: David Harris

introduces moves: form a long wave, down the hall, up the hall

formation: improper

A1 8
gentlespoons dance in to a long wave in the center - balance the wave
8
gentlespoons dance out while ladles dance in to a long wave in the center - balance the wave
A2 8
ladles allemande right 1½
8
partners swing and end facing down
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
neighbors swing ⁋

Once More With Feeling

by: Isaac Banner

introduces moves: balance, box the gnat, petronella

formation: improper

A1 4
neighbors balance right hand
4
neighbors box the gnat
8
gentlespoons allemande left 1½
A2 16
partners balance & swing
B1 8
circle left 3 places
8
neighbors swing
B2 8
balance & petronella
8
balance & petronella and turn to face new neighbors

ISN'T IT GREAT THAT BOB ISAACS TOOK ALL HIS DANCES AWAY

Butter

by: Gene Hubert

Replace the circle with a ravens allemande right

introduces moves: slide along set, hey

formation: Becket

A1 2
slide left along set ⁋
6
circle left 3 places
8
neighbors swing
A2 8
long lines forward & back
8
ladles chain
B1 16
ladles start a full hey - rights in center, lefts on ends
B2 16
partners balance & swing

Waltz / Break

Last Hey

by: Isaac Banner

formation: Becket

A1 8
circle left 3 places
4
balance the ring
4
pass through ⁋
A2 8
ladles allemande left 1½ (new ladles)
4
balance short waves
4
partners allemande right ¾
B1 16
ladles start a full hey - lefts in center, rights on ends
B2 16
partners balance & swing

Based on Paul Balliet's First Hey, shifted and with one phrase changed. Offers an opening that works much better with a barn-burner of a tune, with a runaway B section. Manages the energy throughout the sequence better than Paul's original dance, in my opinion. At the very least it offers a distinctly more driving and chunky feel compared to the original.

Double Your Fun

by: Bob Isaacs

This dance is not published.

Tom's Queue-less Carousel

by: Tom Hinds / Isaac Banner

introduces moves: slice, meltdown swing

formation: Becket

A1 8
slice left and straight back and gentlespoons pull neighbor ⁋
8
neighbors swing
A2 8
circle left 3 places
8
partners allemande right 1½
B1 16
gentlespoons start a full hey - lefts in center, rights on ends left shoulder
B2 16
partners meltdown swing

Becket-ized version of Tom Hinds' The Carousel, but without the chunky feeling of long lines forward and back (technically the slice is almost lines forward/back, but dancers can ooze it a bit more, especially since it's a slice and take).

Queue-less, not clueless, because this time The Carousel has no lines. Unlike my program, which at the time had 5 LLFB and one just had to go.

Lanny's Back

by: Erik Weberg

Replace the give/take with a circle 3/4

introduces moves: give & take, pass by, California twirl

formation: improper

A1 16
neighbors meltdown swing
A2 8
gentlespoons give & take partners
8
partners swing
B1 4
balance the ring
4
ladles pass by right shoulders
4
balance the ring
4
gentlespoons pass by right shoulders
B2 8
balance & petronella
4
balance the ring
4
partners California twirl ⁋

While the A section is pretty variable and the B section, with its iconic swaps across the ring, is what identifies any "Lanny's" dance, I believe this is the original version of the dance. At the very least, it's the version I last heard Erik call.

Three Klicks North

by: Isaac Banner

introduces moves: right left through, mad robin

formation: Becket

Written for a dancer who lived too far away.

A1 8
right left through
6
circle left 3 places
2
partners California twirl ⁋
A2 8
circle left 2 places
8
neighbors swing
B1 8
long lines forward & back
8
mad robin, gentlespoons in front
B2 2
gentlespoons pass by left shoulders
14
partners meltdown swing

Simplicity Swing

by: Becky Hill

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

Waltz