user: Elisabeth Monica
Bison Socks by Isaac Banner
Waltz
Break
(Surf’s Up by Bob Isaacs)
Waltz
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 A1 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
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 ⁋

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
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 ⁋

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
by: Gene Hubert
introduces moves: hey
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
(Surf’s Up by Bob Isaacs)
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.
by: Carol Ormand
introduces moves: 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 ⁋

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