IsaacB.Folklife.GoodCompany.2024.05.24

user: Isaac Banner



Database

Validation

toggle validations for common dance entry errors, e.g. typing 'gentlemen' when you're using 'leads'

Grit and Grist

by: Erik Weberg & Isaac Banner

introduces moves: swing, pass through, gate, petronella, circle, custom

formation: improper

A1 16
neighbors balance & swing
A2 4
pass through across the set
4
gentlespoons gate neighbors to face into the set
8
balance & petronella
B1 16
partners balance & swing
B2 8
circle left 3 places
8
three changes of a circular hey - neighbors pass right along, partners pass left across ⁋

Erik originally wrote Rocks and Dirt with a "Square through 3 without hands (NR;PL;NR)", per callers box, but ContraDB doesn't have a good way to specify without hands in the move selection. We need to call more circular heys, anyways ;)

You could just do a standard right left through in A2 but if you're already going to do a circular hey you may as well go even more englishy and do it with the gate.

Brooklyn Transfer

by: Maia McCormick and Michael Karcher

introduces moves: chain, star, form long waves, Rory O'More, slide along set

formation: Becket

A1 8
circle left 3 places
8
neighbors swing
A2 8
ladles chain
8
star left 4 places
B1 0
form long waves - gentlespoons face in, ladles face out - right hand to shadows
8
balance & Rory O'More right past shadows
8
balance & Rory O'More left
B2 14
partners balance & swing
2
slide left along set ⁋

Helgesson Hall

by: Isaac Banner

introduces moves: allemande, figure 8, down the hall, up the hall, balance the ring, California twirl

formation: improper

A1 8
gentlespoons allemande left 1½
8
partners swing
A2 8
circle left 3 places
8
neighbors swing
B1 8
ones half figure 8 below and step into a line of 4 across
8
down the hall and ones turn as a couple (twos turn alone)
B2 8
up the hall and bend into a ring
4
balance the ring
4
partners California twirl ⁋

A1 allemande feels more like once and a quarter, but it's notated here as once and a half since gentlespoons do cross the set.

I haven't tested it, but you should be able to alternate with the twos doing a half figure 8 up through the ones and going up the hall to start. The half fig. 8 plus the turn as a couple in the center just cancel each other out and going up the hall to start should end with the twos above the ones before the California twirl.

Kidwell's Graces

by: Isaac Banner

This dance is not published.

Waltz