Elisabeth Monica Emerald City 2024.

user: Elisabeth Monica

Swingin' Off a Ring

by: Kelsey Hartman

introduces moves: allemande, chain, petronella, swing, see saw, circle, California twirl

formation: improper

A1 8
neighbors allemande left 1½
8
ladles chain
A2 8
balance & petronella
8
neighbors swing
B1 8
balance & petronella
8
partners swing
B2 6
gentlespoons see saw once
6
circle right 3 places ⁋
4
partners California twirl

Humming Bird

by: Don Flaherty

introduces moves: square through, star promenade, slide along set

formation: Becket ccw

Please walk this dance thru before taking to the dance floor, any feed back would be appreciate you can E-mail do14flah@aol.com
thanks Don Flaherty

A1 16
square through four - neighbors balance & pull by right, then partners pull by left, then repeat and go to shadow straight ahead to shadow
A2 8
shadows allemande right once and come back to partner
8
partners swing
B1 8
circle left 3 places
8
neighbors swing
B2 8
gentlespoons allemande left 1½ to pick up partner for star promenade
4
star promenade left ½
4
slide right along set and if incline butter fly twirl to face new neighbors

3-9-15

Bird Of Paradise

by: Don Flaherty

introduces moves: balance, give & take, long lines

formation: Becket

Please walk this dance thru before taking to the dance floor, any feed back would be appreciate you can E-mail do14flah@aol.com
thanks Don Flaherty

A1 8
circle left 3 places to wave of 4, ladles center left hands right hand to neithbor
8
balance gentlespoons move straight ahead ladles move ahead of the right diagonal to pick up partner by the left hand to form a star promanade right hands with new ladles
A2 4
ladles star promenade right ½ gentlespoons drop out on ladles side,
4
ladles allemande right once to come back to partner
8
partners swing
B1 8
ladles give & take neighbors
8
neighbors swing
B2 8
ladles chain to partner
8
long lines forward & back dance starts with the same couple ! ⁋

1-5-12

Waltz

Break

Little Green Heron

by: Joseph Pimentel

introduces moves: star, zig zag

formation: Sicilian Circle

A1 8
star left 4 places to prev neighbors
8
star right 4 places with prev neighbors back to original neighbors
A2 16
neighbors balance & swing
B1 8
gentlespoons allemande left 1½
8
partners swing
B2 10
circle left 5 places
6
zig left zag right to next neighbors

Songbird

by: Cary Ravitz

OR

introduces moves: mad robin, poussette, pass by

formation: Becket

A1 8
circle left 3 places
8
neighbors swing
A2 4
circle left 2 places
6
mad robin, gentlespoons in front
6
half poussette - ladles pull partners back then left ⁋
B1 6
half poussette - gentlespoons pull partners back then right
6
mad robin, gentlespoons in front
4
gentlespoons pass by right shoulders
B2 16
partners balance & swing

Waltz

Maliza's Magical Mystery Motion

by: Cary Ravitz

introduces moves: promenade

formation: Becket ccw

A1 8
gentlespoons allemande left 1½
8
neighbors swing
A2 8
neighbors promenade
8
ladles chain
B1 8
balance & petronella and turn to face the next ⁋
8
balance & petronella
B2 16
partners balance & swing

"The motion in B1 does seem magical – while the ladles Petronella over and back across the set, the gentlespoons do consecutive Petronellas along the side, in effect progressing behind his partner’s back."
- Rich Goss

Naked in California

by: Nils Fredland

introduces moves: form long waves, Rory O'More

formation: improper

A1 8
long lines forward & back
8
neighbors swing (new neighbor)
A2 2
ladles allemande right ½
6
partners allemande left ¾
8
shadows allemande right 1½ - hold on
B1 0
form long waves - gentlespoons face in, ladles face out, shadows right
8
balance & Rory O'More right past shadows
8
partners swing
B2 6
circle left 3 places
10
neighbors swing (same neighbor) ⁋

Written in 2008, after calling the “Dance Awakening” weekend in Harbin Hot Springs, CA.