2024-02-19 CBDC Monday Night

user: Moose Flores

Intro Lesson NOT A DANCE

by: unknown

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.

Ease About Mixer by Gene Hubert (Var. by Cis Hinkle) in notebook http://www.ibiblio.org/contradance/thecallersbox/dance.php?id=781

Do What the 2's Say

by: unknown

introduces moves: down the hall, up the hall, custom, long lines

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

Lavender and Lilac

by: John Coffman

introduces moves: petronella

formation: improper

A1 16
neighbors balance & swing
A2 8
gentlespoons allemande left 1½
8
partners swing
B1 8
long lines forward & back
8
ladles chain
B2 8
balance & petronella
8
balance & petronella + (look for new neighbors) ⁋

E6

by: Robert Cromartie

introduces moves: hey, balance the ring, arch & dive

formation: improper

A1 16
neighbors balance & swing
A2 8
ladles start a half hey - rights in center, lefts on ends
8
ladles chain
B1 8
ladles start a half hey - rights in center, lefts on ends
8
partners swing
B2 8
circle left 3 places
4
balance the ring
4
twos arch ones dive to next couple ⁋

Chinese New Year

by: Chris Page

introduces moves: box circulate, square through, form long waves

formation: improper

begin in long waves---right hand to neighbor, gentlespoons face out, ladles face in.

A1 8
balance & box circulate - ladles cross while gentlespoons loop right
8
balance & box circulate - gentlespoons cross while ladles loop right
A2 8
balance & box circulate - ladles cross while gentlespoons loop right
8
partners swing
B1 8
circle left 3 places
8
neighbors swing
B2 8
long lines forward & back
8
square through two - partners balance & pull by right, then neighbors pull by left to ⁋
0
form long waves - ladles face in, gentlespoons face out

In the pull-by left, keep left hands and take right hands with a new neighbor to reform long waves.
For better entry, consider an allemande left 1/2 rather than a pull-by left, so that all hands are at the correct height for long waves.

Written for Joyce Fortune of the Bay Area, won at the auction of the 2010 Spring Fever dance camp at Monte Toyon, CA. She requested a dance with long lines, some balances, and a swing/circle/swing transition. (A surprisingly tough set of requirements to fulfill.) This sequence was the option she liked best.

Moving to Maine

by: Ryan Carollo

introduces moves: right left through

formation: Becket

A1 8
right left through
8
ladles start a right diagonal half hey - rights in center, lefts on ends ⁋
A2 16
partners balance & swing
B1 8
gentlespoons start a half hey - lefts in center, rights on ends - ladles ricochet
8
neighbors swing
B2 8
long lines forward & back
8
gentlespoons chain

8) waltz & break

Dolphin Poussette (becket version)

by: Moose Flores

introduces moves: roll away, poussette, custom, dolphin hey, meltdown swing

formation: Becket ccw

Designate Ones and Twos before asking circles to turn a quarter to the RIGHT.

A1 8
gentlespoons allemande left 1½
8
neighbors swing
A2 4
balance the ring
4
ladles roll away neighbors with a half sashay and hold on to patner with both hands
6
half poussette - gentlespoons pull partners back then left ⁋
2
Twos separate, ones go between new neighbors
B1 16
dolphin hey - start with ones passing second gentlespoon by right shoulders, complete the hey and do one extra crossing
B2 16
partners meltdown swing

rearranged variation to be Becket.
Original: https://contradb.com/dances/1507

The Slinky Walk

by: Moose Flores, Chris Page

(first time at Monday night)

introduces moves: slide along set, star, custom

formation: Becket

  • Designate ones and twos, then have each set turn 1 quarter to the left for Becket. Then verify that all the ones are on the same side. Ones progress leftward & down the hall.
  • It may help to walk through a colonnade once without arches, to demonstrate the paths, then add the ones' arch (left to left!)
  • Give the twos a chance to practice arching the colonnade during the walkthrough.
A1 2
slide left along set ⁋
6
circle left 3 places
8
neighbors swing
A2 8
ladles chain
8
star left 4 places
B1 16
left colonnade - "ones arch, colonnade!" +
B2 16
partners balance & swing
  • Left Colonnade: ones join left hands to make an arch and hold that arch for the entire figure. Ladles trade positions by left-shoulder pass through with ladle two going under the arch (and the arch moves!). Gentlespoons trade by left shoulders with gentlespoon two going under the arch. Ladles trade back by left shoulders; gentlespoons trade back by left shoulders. Each trade has 4 beats of music, so there's no need to rush.

The Young Adult Rose

by: David Kaynor

MEDLEY

introduces moves: pass through

formation: improper

A1 16
neighbors balance & swing
A2 7
circle left 3 places
2
pass through past partners
7
shadows allemande left once
B1 16
partners balance & swing
B2 8
ladles chain to neighbors
8
star left 4 places - look away to next neighbors

Simplicity Swing

by: Becky Hill

MEDLEY

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

13) waltz & goodnight