user: Chet Gray
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by: Gene Hubert
introduces moves: slide along set, circle, swing, long lines, chain, 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

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by: David Kaynor
introduces moves: do si do, 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 next neighbors ⁋

5
by: Dean Snipes
introduces moves: promenade, petronella
formation: Becket
A1  8  circle left 3 places

8  neighbors swing
 
A2  8  neighbors promenade

8  ladles chain
 
B1  8  balance & petronella

8  balance & petronella
 
B2  14  partners balance & swing

2  slide left along set ⁋

Julian Bee notes that swapping the promenade for a R+L Thru is Linda Leslie's "Old Time Elixir #2", written in 1998. It's unclear when Dean wrote TTT, so both deserve a crossreference. https://contradb.com/dances/474
4
by: Tom Hinds
introduces moves: allemande
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

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

by: John Coffman
introduces moves: zig zag
formation: Becket
A1  8  circle left 3 places

6  zig left zag right, trailing two catching hands ⁋
 
2  gentlespoons allemande left ½
 
A2  16  neighbors balance & swing

B1  8  long lines forward & back

8  ladles allemande right 1½
 
B2  16  partners balance & swing

by: Gene Hubert
introduces moves: box the gnat, pull by dancers, right left through
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 ⁋

3
introduces moves: box circulate, form long waves
formation: improper
Start in a long wave taking right hands with current neighbors
A1  8  balance & box circulate  ladles cross while gentlespoons loop right

8  balance & box circulate  gentlespoons cross while ladles loop right
 
A2  16  neighbors balance & swing

B1  8  gentlespoons allemande left 1½

8  partners swing
 
B2  8  ladles chain

8  star left  wrist grip  4 places
 
0  form long waves  ladles face in, gentlespoons face out

Written for Andrea Craft from Chicago when they needed a straightforward dance with box circulates in it. Very similar to “Minimum Fuss, Maximum Fun” by Dean Snipes, which differs slightly in the A1 and A2.
by: Lisa Greenleaf
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

8  neighbors do si do 1½ ⁋

introduces moves: balance, pass through
formation: improper
A1  8  neighbors allemande right 1¾

8  gentlespoons allemande left 1½
 
A2  16  partners balance & swing

B1  8  balance & petronella

8  balance & petronella
 
B2  8  balance & petronella

4  balance the ring
 
2  pass through ⁋

by: unknown
introduces moves: balance the ring
formation: improper
A1  16  neighbors balance & swing

A2  8  long lines forward & back

8  ladles chain
 
B1  8  ladles do si do once

8  partners swing
 
B2  8  circle left 3 places

4  balance the ring
 
4  pass through ⁋

by: Tom Hinds
formation: improper
A1  16  neighbors balance & swing

A2  8  circle left 3 places

2  pass through
 
6  shadows do si do once
 
B1  16  partners balance & swing

B2  8  ladles chain

8  star left 4 places ⁋

by: Bill Olson
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 do si do 1½
 
B1  16  partners balance & swing

B2  8  partners promenade

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

/+ star back where you came from
Collected from Liz Burkhart at MMiSL 2018.
by: Linda Leslie
formation: Becket
A1  0  slide left along set ⁋

8  circle left 3 places
 
8  neighbors swing
 
A2  8  right left through (or promenade)

8  ladles chain to partner
 
B1  8  balance & petronella

8  balance & petronella
 
B2  16  partners balance & swing

A variation of the dance Old Time Elixir by Mike Boerschig. The same dance was also written by Dean Snipes, and is called "Tica Tica Timing".
by: Cary Ravitz
formation: Becket ccw
A1  8  circle left 3 places

8  neighbors swing
 
A2  8  long lines forward & back

8  ladles chain
 
B1  8  balance & petronella and turn to face the next ⁋

8  balance & petronella
 
B2  16  partners balance & swing

by: Chart Guthrie
formation: improper
A1  16  neighbors balance & swing

A2  8  ladles chain

8  ladles start a half hey  rights in center, lefts on ends
 
B1  16  partners balance & swing

B2  8  ladles chain

8  ladles start a half hey  ____ in center, ____ on ends ⁋

by: Donna Calhoun
introduces moves: down the hall, up the hall
formation: improper
A1  8  down the hall and turn alone 1s in center

8  up the hall and bend into a ring
 
A2  8  circle left 4 places

8  star left 4 places ⁋
 
B1  16  neighbors balance & swing NEW Neighbor

B2  8  long lines forward & back

8  ones swing end facing down ⁋

Written one night when I left my cards on the kitchen table. Sent a friend
to retrieve them, but in the meantime wrote this as a stopgap. It remained
nameless for a couple of years till Robert Cromartie called it and afterward
Gene Hubert asked "What was the name of that Awesome Double
Progression Dance?"
by: Don Flaherty
introduces moves: gyre, California twirl
formation: improper
A1  8  balance & petronella

8  balance & petronella
 
A2  4  balance the ring

12  neighbors swing
 
B1  8  ladles gyre 1½

8  partners swing
 
B2  8  circle left 3 places

4  partners balance
 
4  partners California twirl ⁋

by: Gene Hubert
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 ⁋

by: Paul Balliet
introduces moves: turn alone
formation: Becket
On side of the set with your partner, ladles, face your notyourpartner and freeze.
A1  8  gentlespoons allemande left 1½ same two. Ladles snatch your neighbor in promenade position as he comes in

8  neighbors promenade along the set on the right counterclockwise big oval
 
A2  2  ladles turn alone over their right shoulder to ⁋

6  next neighbors gyre once
 
8  neighbors swing
 
B1  8  neighbors promenade along the set on the right home (til across from partner)

8  ladles chain to partner
 
B2  4  pass through across the set

12  partners swing

Obsoleted by http://contradb.com/dances/504
During the pass through, have the gentlespoons walk ahead of their partner. This improves the transition into the swing.
Paul Balliet notes: The idea to progress in a promenade came from Gene Hubert's dance, "Gang of Four." I first called this at the 1993(?) "Balance and Swim," a favorite dance party thrown by Charlotte and Rich Cobos in West Virginia.
Fairport Harbor lies east of Cleveland along Lake Erie.
Russel Owen Notes:
Teaching tip (especially helpful for less experienced dancers): while dancers are swinging their new neighbor, mention that if you have your partner then you are about to be out. Otherwise such couples may attempt to join the ladles chain.
Calling tip: remind the dancers who are out to join the promenade. It can be difficult to recover if a couple forgets.
This dance is from American Country Dances On Line
http://www.quiteapair.us/calling/acdol/dance/acd_52.html
by: Lisa Greenleaf
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 dosido 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.
by: Jim Hemphill
introduces moves: meltdown swing
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 ⁋

by: Jim Kitch
introduces moves: mad robin, pass by
formation: Becket ccw
A1  8  circle left 3 places

8  neighbors swing
 
A2  8  right left through

8  star left 4 places to take right hands with next neighbors ⁋
 
B1  8  next neighbors right hand balance & box the gnat

8  mad robin, gentlespoons in front
 
B2  2  gentlespoons pass by left shoulders

14  partners meltdown swing
