2018-04-09: Cincinnati, OH (Erin Ways)

user: Chet Gray

La String Bean

by: Ron T. Blechner

introduces moves: custom, turn alone, allemande, do si do, swing, promenade

formation: circle mixer

A1 8
ladles to the center and back
2
gentlespoons to the center
4
gentlespoons turn alone
2
gentlespoons go back
A2 8
partners allemande left 1½ (gentlespoons progress CCW, ladles progress CW) ⁋
8
next neighbors do si do once (now your partner)
B1 16
partners balance & swing
B2 16
partners promenade along the set on the right

ABC

by: Erik Hoffman

Substituted the promenade. Alternated 1s and 2s swinging.

introduces moves: chain, right left through, long lines

formation: improper

Identify ones and twos

A1 16
neighbors balance & swing
A2 8
ladles chain (to partner)
8
ladles chain (to neighbor)
B1 8
right left through
8
right left through OR partners promenade across
B2 8
long lines forward & back
8
ones swing (ones face down, twos face up) ⁋

Monday

by: Jim Hemphill

introduces moves: meltdown swing, circle, star

formation: improper

A1 8
neighbors allemande right 1½
8
gentlespoons allemande left 1½
A2 16
partners meltdown swing
B1 8
circle left 3 places
8
neighbors swing
B2 8
right left through
8
star left 4 places ⁋

Penicillin

by: Nicholas Rockstroh

introduces moves: roll away, gyre, petronella, balance the ring, pass through

formation: improper

A1 8
neighbors do si do once
8
neighbors swing
A2 4
long lines forward
4
ladles roll away neighbors with a half sashay
8
ladles allemande left 1½
B1 8
partners gyre once meltdown to
8
partners swing -end in ring of 4
B2 8
balance & petronella spin right one place
4
balance the ring
4
pass through ⁋

Notes: Written to medley with Steve Zakon-Anderson and Louis Cromartie’s dance Salmonella Evening. Preserves the progression from that dance while doing some different stuff beforehand. Perfectly enjoyable on its own, but the name only makes sense in the context of the medley. Inspired by a conversation I had with Josiah Roberts.

Trip to Kentucky (variation)

by: Jerome Grisanti

introduces moves: custom

formation: improper

A1 4
long lines forward
4
gentlespoons roll away neighbors with a half sashay (roll left to right)
8
gentlespoons allemande left 1½
A2 16
partners balance & swing
B1 8
right left through (with courtesy turn)
8
ladles chain (to neighbor)
B2 8
circle right 4 places
8
neighbors two-hand turn **counterclockwise** 1/2/3+ times - end with gentlespoon on the left and ladle on the right, like a swing

Original B2 has a neighbors swing instead of my "reverse" two-hand turn.

The Nice Combination

by: Gene Hubert

introduces moves: down the hall, up the hall

formation: improper

A1 16
neighbors balance & swing end facing down the hall
A2 8
down the hall and turn as a couple
8
up the hall and bend into a ring
B1 8
circle left 3 places
8
partners swing
B2 8
ladles chain
8
star left 4 places ⁋

Chippenham Square

by: Colin Hume

introduces moves: balance

formation: square dance

A1 8
along the set right left through (HEADS)
8
neighbors swing (SIDES with OPPOSITE) face the nearest HEAD couple in ring of four
A2 8
balance & petronella
8
balance & petronella
B1 4
balance
2
pass through
10
partners swing
B2 8
neighbors allemande left once (corners)
8
partners promenade to home (half-way)

https://colinhume.com/insts.htm#ChippenhamSquare

Non-progressive, so I would do Break, Figure for Heads, Figure for Sides, all that again, final Break.

Based on “Petronella Square” by Becky Hill and first called at Chippenham Folk Festival.

Petronella Swing Break

by: Chris Page

formation: square dance

A1 8
balance & petronella
8
neighbors swing (CORNER)
A2 8
balance & petronella
8
next neighbors swing (NEXT CORNER)
B1 8
balance & petronella
8
next neighbors swing (NEXT NEXT CORNER)
B2 8
balance & petronella
8
partners swing

http://chrispagecontra.awardspace.us/dances/#petronella-swing-break

As long as they know petronella turns and who their corner is, they're set to go. If they're aware of the concept that a corner is a place rather than a face, then there's no need to walk through any of this.

This is a quick way to swing everyone. gentlespoons go nowhere, ladles go around the square.

Sarah's Journey

by: Gene Hubert

introduces moves: box the gnat, pull by dancers

formation: improper

A1 4
neighbors box the gnat
4
gentlespoons pull by left
8
partners swing
A2 8
circle left 4 places
8
partners do si do once
B1 4
partners box the gnat
4
ladles pull by left
8
neighbors swing
B2 8
right left through
8
star left 4 places ⁋

The Merry-Go-Round (Das Ringelspiel)

by: Heiner Fischle

This dance is not published.