2024-05-18 QCC Aden plus Moose's 3

user: Moose Flores



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by: Jo Mortland

introduces moves: Rory O'More, allemande, custom, swing, circle, do si do, form an ocean wave

formation: improper reverse progression

short wave ladles hold left hands in center

A1 8
balance & Rory O'More right
balance & Rory O'More left
A2 4
neighbors allemande right ½
walk to next neighbor 1s up, 2s down ⁋
neighbors swing
B1 8
circle left 3 places
partners swing
B2 8
circle left 3 places
neighbors do si do once to
form an ocean wave - ladles by left hands and neighbors by right hands

Galena variation

by: Jo Mortland

This dance is not published.

Rod's Velvety Lawn ("Rod's Grits Lawn" variation)

by: Variations on a Bill Olson dance, by Unknown and Aden Water

introduces moves: box the gnat, star, right left through, promenade, California twirl

formation: Improper

A1 8
neighbors right hand balance & box the gnat
star right - wrist grip - 4 places, face across
A2 8
right left through, pull past partner
ladles allemande right 1½
B1 16
partners balance & swing
B2 8
partners promenade
circle right 3 places
partners California twirl ⁋

/+ star back where you came from

Variation of https://contradb.com/dances/542 eliminates do-si-do for use outdoors.
Variation by Anet gives good flow after the promenade.
Rod's Grits Lawn variation collected from Liz Burkhart at MMiSL 2018.

Queer Contra Zig-Zag

by: Carol Ormand

introduces moves: zig zag

formation: improper

A1 16
neighbors balance & swing
A2 8
neighbors promenade 3/4 to face partner up & down
partners do si do once
B1 16
partners balance & swing
B2 8
partners promenade 3/4 to original positions
zig right zag left to meet new neighbors

Teaching Promenade ¾
-Take your neighbor’s hands - right hand on top, left hand on the bottom.
-This is called promenade position.
-Imagine you’re standing on a diamond, a rhombus.
-Walk counterclockwise around the diamond, three places, until you face your partner up and down

Swerve out to the right past your current neighbors.
Then swerve back in to meet new neighbors (single progression)