Elisabeth Monica Lake City 2024.02.22 adventure

user: Elisabeth Monica

A-1 Reel

by: Chris Weiler

introduces moves: circle, balance the ring, California twirl, swing, right left through, allemande

formation: Becket ccw

A1 8
circle left 3 places
4
balance the ring
4
partners California twirl ⁋
A2 16
neighbors balance & swing
B1 8
right left through
8
ladles allemande right 1½
B2 16
partners balance & swing

Chris's notes:

"Written at the A-1 Diner in Gardiner, ME October 24th, 2008. Called for the first time that same evening at the North Whitefield contra dance. I was looking for a good dance to go either before the break or at the end of the evening. The dance is simple enough for the dancers and lets the band rock with an energetic tune set. Plus it ends with a partner swing without any changes from the caller. Call it in duple improper formation starting with the A2 for a more standard experience."

Bison Socks by Isaac Banner

Cal and Irene

by: Dan Pearl

introduces moves: slide along set, promenade, pass through

formation: improper

A1 16
neighbors balance & swing
A2 2
slide left along set (with neighbor)
6
circle left 3 places (notice shadow)
4
balance the ring
4
neighbors California twirl
B1 4
balance the ring (back with partner)
12
partners swing
B2 8
partners promenade
6
circle left 3 places
2
pass through ⁋

Sunset Limited

by: Rick Mohr

introduces moves: meltdown swing, give & take

formation: indecent Becket ccw

Start in regular Becket ccw and note the change from the norm once the progression has happened

A1 4
gentlespoons allemande left once
12
partners swing
A2 6
circle left 3 places
6
neighbors allemande right once
4
ladles allemande left once
B1 16
neighbors meltdown swing
B2 6
gentlespoons give & take partners ending with gentlespoons on the right
2
slide right along set to next neighbors
8
circle right 4 places

Another one of Rick Mohr's unusual formations. I've modified the timing from his notes a little based on my experiences dancing the dance. To see the original - and Rick's comments on the history of the dance and how to teach it - check his site: http://rickmohr.net/Contra/Dances.asp#SunsetLimited

Happy as a Cold Pig in Warm Mud

by: Mike Boerschig

introduces moves: custom

formation: improper

A1 16
neighbors balance & swing
A2 8
gentlespoons allemande left 1½
8
partners allemande right 1½
B1 8
The first gentlespoon and second ladle star left above, and the second gentlespoon and first ladle star left below
8
partners swing
B2 8
circle left 3 places
4
balance the ring
4
partners California twirl ⁋

Bowl of Cherries

by: Sue Rosen

introduces moves: do si do, chain, roll away, cross trails

formation: improper

A1 8
neighbors do si do once
8
neighbors swing
A2 8
neighbors promenade
8
ladles chain
B1 8
ladles allemande right once
8
partners swing
B2 8
circle left 3 places
4
gentlespoons roll away neighbors with a half sashay
4
cross trails - partners across the set right shoulders, neighbors along the set left shoulders ⁋

With neighbor along the set roll away with half sashay (ladles rolling from left to right)

Waltz

Break

A Crafty Wave

by: Nicholas Rockstroh

introduces moves: box circulate, star, 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.

Jurassic Redheads

by: Carol Ormand

introduces moves: hey, pass by

formation: improper

A1 16
neighbors start an along the set full hey - ____ on ends, ____ in center || pass neighbor right, gyre next left, pass neighbor right, gyre previous neighbor left
A2 2
neighbors allemande right ½
2
gentlespoons pass by right shoulders
12
partners swing
B1 8
right left through
8
ladles chain
B2 16
ladles start a full hey - rights in center, lefts on ends, and look up and down for next ⁋

Joel's in the Kitchen

by: Sue Rosen

introduces moves: long lines, petronella

formation: Becket

A1 8
long lines forward & back
8
ladles chain
A2 8
balance & petronella
8
balance & petronella
B1 4
balance the ring
4
cross trails - partners across the set right shoulders, neighbors along the set left shoulders ⁋
8
next neighbors swing
B2 8
circle left 3 places
8
partners swing

Waltz

Centrifugal Hey

by: Gene Hubert

formation: improper

A1 8
neighbors allemande right 1½
8
gentlespoons allemande left 1½
A2 16
partners start a full hey - rights on ends, lefts in center +
B1 16
partners balance & swing
B2 8
right left through
6
circle left 3 places
2
pass through ⁋

Bob Isaacs notes: One of Gene Hubert’s best, which is really saying something. As good a full hey dance as any ever written.

+partners right, ladles left, neighbor right, gentlespoons left