user: Nedra McNeil
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 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: Moose Flores
introduces moves: down the hall, up the hall, hey, meltdown swing
formation: improper
Designate ones and twos.
The dance begins in lines of four, with the ones in the center.
A1  8  down the hall and turn as a couple

8  up the hall and turn alone facing the center
 
A2  16  twos start a full hey  rights in center, lefts on ends

B1  16  twos meltdown swing, end facing up, then separate to the sides

B2  16  ones meltdown swing, end facing down to pick up next neighbors ⁋

For Qwill, on their birthday.
by: Erik Weberg
introduces moves: gyre, mad robin, poussette, pass by, chain, star
formation: improper
A1  8  neighbors gyre once

8  mad robin, ladles in front
 
A2  8  half poussette  gentlespoons pull partners back then left

8  gentlespoons start a half hey  lefts in center, rights on ends
 
B1  2  gentlespoons pass by left shoulders

14  partners swing
 
B2  8  ladles chain

8  star left 4 places to next neighbor ⁋

This is one of the most flowing dances I’ve written (2007…?) and dancers have expressed appreciation for the connectedness and satisfying feel. After the half pousette with partner, the ladles should let go and take a step back and to the left in order to leave room in the middle for the gentlespoons to begin the hey. The timing of this dance has been described as “squishy”, which is ok. Encourage dancers to stretch out the Mad Robin, the Pousette and the Hey and use all the music provided.
*I’ve recently been teaching this dance the way I initially intended it; with the fifth change of the hey and then the swing in the B1 part of the dance. I’ve found that as I get better at teaching it, it has become easier to convince dancers to suspend their hurry in getting to the next figure during the A parts. As dancers relax into the flow they seem to enjoy it more, and saving that last crossing by the gentlespoons until the B1 seems to enhance the joy.
Ryan Smith notes in a facebook thread: One of my favorite dances of all time is Joyride. It starts with a facetoface, transitions into a mad robin, then to a half pousette, then to a hey (or at least 7/8ths of one) and then into a swing. Then the ladles chain across and you star to the next neighbor. With the right hall and the right partner, you can lock eyes halfway through A1 and not look away until the end of B1. Because the vast majority of the moves are not moves where you are connected to the other dancers physically, it requires extra effort for the caller. Because the first move needs to take up 8 counts of music, but that most dancers will try to do it in 6 means that there's some more extra work for the caller.
Original at http://www.erikweberg.com/joyride/
by: Tanya Rotenberg
formation: improper
A1  8  neighbors allemande left 1½

8  ladles chain
 
A2  16  ladles start a full hey  rights in center, lefts on ends

B1  16  partners long swing

B2  8  circle left 3 places

8  neighbors allemande right 1½ ⁋

Written in 1985 for the 20th anniversary of her parents' wedding, these being their wedding flowers.
by: Gene Hubert
introduces moves: stand still
formation: improper
A1  8  circle left 4 places

8  neighbors swing
 
A2  8  long lines forward & back

8  ladles allemande right 1½
 
B1  16  partners balance & swing

B2  8  ladles chain

6  circle right 4 places
 
2  stand still let go hands and turn ⁋

introduces moves: Rory O'More
formation: Becket
A1  6  circle left 3 places

2  pass through ⁋
 
8  next neighbors allemande right 1½ to long waves, ladles facing out
 
A2  8  balance & Rory O'More right

8  balance & Rory O'More left
 
B1  16  neighbors balance & swing

B2  6  circle left 3 places

10  partners swing

by: Rhiannon Giddens
introduces moves: box the gnat, pull by dancers
formation: improper
A1  8  neighbors right hand balance & box the gnat

2  neighbors pull by right to prev neighbors
 
6  prev neighbors allemande left once  return to current neighbors
 
A2  16  neighbors balance & swing

B1  8  circle left 3 places

8  partners swing
 
B2  8  ladles chain

8  star left 4 places  reach right hand to next neighbors ⁋

by: Grant Yost
introduces moves: balance
formation: improper
A1  4  neighbors balance by the right hand

4  neighbors box the gnat
 
8  gentlespoons allemande left 1½
 
A2  16  partners balance & swing

B1  8  long lines forward & back

8  ladles chain
 
B2  8  ladles start a half hey  rights in center, lefts on ends

8  star left 4 places ⁋

by: Dugan Murphy
introduces moves: custom, do si do, California twirl
formation: improper
A1  8  As a couple, Partners do si do with Neighbor couple

8  neighbors do si do once
 
A2  16  neighbors balance & swing

B1  8  gentlespoons allemande left 1½

8  partners swing
 
B2  8  circle left 3 places

4  balance the ring
 
4  partners California twirl to face new couple ⁋

by: Dean Snipes
introduces moves: box circulate
formation: improper
A1  8  neighbors right hand balance & box the gnat

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

8  neighbors swing
 
B1  8  gentlespoons allemande left 1½

8  partners swing
 
B2  8  ladles chain

8  star left 4 places ⁋

by: Don Flaherty
introduces moves: petronella
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: Dugan Murphy
formation: improper
A1  8  balance & petronella

8  balance & petronella
 
A2  16  neighbors balance & swing

B1  8  gentlespoons allemande left 1½

8  partners swing
 
B2  8  circle left 3 places

4  balance the ring
 
4  pass through ⁋

by: Gene Hubert
introduces moves: slide along set
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

by: Bradley Smith
introduces moves: roll away, turn alone
formation: Becket ccw
A1  16  gentlespoons start a full hey  lefts in center, rights on ends  ladles ricochet second time to neighbors

A2  16  neighbors meltdown swing

B1  4  long lines forward

4  gentlespoons roll away neighbors with a half sashay on the way back (roll right to left)
 
8  mad robin, gentlespoons in front (CCW around current neighbors, facing partners)
 
B2  0  turn alone to face Next neighbors ⁋

6  circle left 3 places
 
10  partners swing

Written for the Wise family.
by: Bradley Smith
formation: improper
A1  8  neighbors allemande right 1½

8  gentlespoons start a half hey  lefts in center, rights on ends
 
A2  16  neighbors balance & swing

B1  8  gentlespoons allemande left 1½

8  partners swing
 
B2  8  ladles chain

8  star left 4 places ⁋

by: Cary Ravitz
introduces moves: right left through
formation: improper
A1  16  neighbors balance & swing

A2  8  circle left 4 places

8  star left  hands across  4 places and ladles let go
 
B1  8  gentlespoons allemande left 1½

8  partners swing
 
B2  8  right left through

8  ladles chain and look for next neighbors ⁋

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

formation: improper
Note the hand in which the next neighbor's hand will be held in the long lines
A1  8  long lines forward & back

8  neighbors swing
 
A2  8  right left through

8  ladles allemande right 1½
 
B1  16  partners balance & swing

B2  8  gentlespoons allemande left 1½

8  neighbors swing and take hands with next neighbors in long lines ⁋

I was taking a course on gender and sexuality at the time I wrote this. The title is a double pun; "Contra is essential" is one meaning, "against cultural/biological essentialism" is another.
by: Joseph Pimentel
introduces moves: give & take, form an ocean wave
formation: improper
begin in short waves (ladles in center by left, neighbor in right)
A1  8  balance & Rory O'More right

8  balance & Rory O'More left
 
A2  16  neighbors balance & swing

B1  8  gentlespoons give & take partners

8  partners swing
 
B2  8  circle left 3 places

8  neighbors do si do 1½ and dance forward to ⁋
 
0  form an ocean wave  ladles by left hands and neighbors by right hands

Mac McKeever note on balances before Rory O'More: first balance is in the direction you will be going
by: Bill Olson
introduces moves: promenade
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 ⁋

by: Gene Hubert
formation: improper
A1  16  neighbors balance & swing

A2  4  circle left 2 places

2  slide left along set with your neighbor to face a new couple
 
6  circle left 3 places
 
4  neighbors California twirl to face your partner
 
B1  16  partners balance & swing

B2  8  ladles chain

8  star left 4 places ⁋

from "Dizzy Dances, vol. II"
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: 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 ⁋
