2024-01-06 Delafield

user: Moose Flores

Intro Lesson NOT A DANCE

by: unknown

give weight, stay connected, better never than late, "keep moving, smile, and all is forgiven."

introduces moves: circle, allemande, do si do, swing, chain, stand still

formation: circle

Lesson: Circle, give weight, stay connected, AR, AL, DSD, Swing, courtesy turn & chain, better never than late.

A1 8
circle left 4 places
8
neighbors allemande left once
A2 8
neighbors do si do once
8
partners swing
B1 8
ladles chain
8
stand still
B2 16
partners balance & swing

Lesson: Circle, give weight, stay connected, AR, AL, DSD, Swing, courtesy turn & chain, better never than late.

Circle Waltz Mixer

by: New England Dance Masters

Circle Waltz Mixer by New England Dance Masters (FOUR TIMES?) https://youtu.be/V9atws7Z-pw

This dance is not published.

Penny Farthing

by: Moose Flores

Kinda a train wreck, but everything else was MUCH better after this.

introduces moves: custom, long lines

formation: improper

A great big 'circle' & small circle, like the penny farthing bicycle.

A1 16
neighbors balance & swing
A2 8
oval left
8
oval right, returning to original set
B1 8
circle right 3 places
8
partners swing
B2 8
gentlespoons chain
8
long lines forward & back ⁋

A2) when oval right, "look for your partner" to know how far to come back.
when out at the ends: you may oval, but do not circle.
B2) gentlespoons chain: courtesy turn is clockwise, and you end up standard (gentlespoon on left), across from your partner (where you were at the end of the neighbor swing).

A short about the Penny Farthing: https://www.youtube.com/shorts/4otrEFf_jM0

Grease

by: Don Flaherty

introduces moves: hey

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
B2 16
ladles start a full hey - rights in center, lefts on ends look for new neighbors in line of progression on the side of set

Mesozoic Redheads

by: David Gilks

Mesozoic Redheads by David Gilks Tune: Ask for smooth/slinky https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ITxFob0YOLk

This dance is not published.

The Nice Combination

by: Gene Hubert

introduces moves: down the hall, up the hall, star

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 ⁋

Simplicity Swing

by: Becky Hill

(substitute out: Hey For Forty by Carol Ormand) http://www.ibiblio.org/contradance/thecallersbox/dance.php?id=10491

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 & break

Chicago Shuffle

by: Moose Flores

introduces moves: petronella, balance the ring, California twirl

formation: improper

A1 8
neighbors do si do once as couples
8
neighbors do si do once
A2 16
neighbors balance & swing
B1 8
gentlespoons allemande left 1½
8
partners swing
B2 8
balance & petronella
4
balance the ring
4
partners California twirl ⁋

Optional: last time
B1) Long lines forward & back, Gentlespoons allemande left 1 1/2
B2) Partners balance & swing

Variation on Cherokee Shuffle
https://contradb.com/dances/509

Do What the 2's Say

by: unknown

Do What the 2's Say by unknown (NB: NO CONTRA moves in B1. Macarena, etc. instead) https://lists.sharedweight.net/hyperkitty/list/contracallers@lists.sharedweight.net/message/JWUTF4YCG766O7QWCFPXOETWYKAZK66D/

introduces moves: custom

formation: improper

Note ones and twos

A1 8
neighbors do si do once
8
ones swing
A2 8
ones down the center and turn alone
8
ones up the center, twos gate the ones
B1 16
"do what the twos say"
B2 8
long lines forward & back
8
twos swing ⁋

++ During the walkthrough, have the Twos decide on a move or two moves that will put everyone back where they started (the progressed position). Each two must tell their neighbor what to do during the gate.
When a couple gets to the bottom of the line, they become twos and must think up (or steal) moves to tell the ones to do.
NB: dancers are not limited to contra moves! Some suggestions:
baby shark
bend and snap
birdy in the cage
bunny hop
cabbage patch
cha-cha slide
chicken dance
cupid shuffle
dougie
electric slide
funky chicken
gangnam style
hand jive
harlem shake
hokey pokey
hully gully
jerk
jump on it (apache)
kick ups
lawn mower
Loco-motion
macarena
madison
make it rain
mashed potato
MC Hammer
moonwalk
nitty gritty
pony
pop & lock
pulp fiction
raise the roof
robot
roger rabbit
running man
saturday night fever
shimmy twist
single ladies
soulja boy (super man)
sprinkler
stanky legg
stroll
swim
thriller
time warp
tootsie roll
tucca tucca
twist
vogue
walk like an egyptian
watusi
whip & nae nae
wobble
YMCA
yoga pose

Tenth Year in Tommerup

by: Linda Leslie

formation: Becket

A1 8
gentlespoons allemande left 1½
8
neighbors swing
A2 8
long lines forward & back
8
left diagonal ladles chain to shadow
B1 8
balance & petronella across
8
balance & petronella turning extra to face partner
B2 16
partners balance & swing ⁋

waltz & goodnight