2024-06-24 CBDC Monday Night

user: Moose Flores

Intro Lesson NOT A DANCE

by: unknown

introduces moves: circle, allemande, do si do, swing, chain, right left through

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
right left through
B2 16
partners balance & swing

Lesson: Circle, give weight, stay connected, AR, AL, DSD, Swing, courtesy turn & chain, better never than late, keep moving, "keep smiling and all is forgiven", Everyone makes mistakes!

Tighten Your Lugnuts

by: Allison Jonjak

introduces moves: star, petronella, custom

formation: 5 dancers

5 dancers in a circle of 5

A1 8
circle left 5 places
8
star left 5 places
A2 8
balance & petronella
8
balance & petronella
B1 16
1 dancer strip the willow (left allemande someone, right allemande someone else, continue til all allemanded)
B2 14
birdie in the cage (other dancers circle left around the 1))
2
slide back into place ⁋

unless there was also a star right. If one throws that in, then the strip-the-willow move ends up crossing the phrase, being split between B1 and B2, but you can probably get away with a shorter birdie in the cage. Would have to dance it with an additional star in there to see if it feels rushed.

Designate a "first person" to strip the willow. They can follow any comfortable pattern, but going vaguely "across" (like tightening lug nuts) tends to be easier than following the line of the circle.

The dancer finds their way back to their original place after the birdie in the cage, and the dancer to their left will be the next willow-stripper.

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Catch Me If You Can

by: Jim Hemphill

introduces moves: Rory O'More, form an ocean wave

formation: improper

Begin in short waves with neighbor left hands and gentlespoons in the center with right hands.

A1 8
balance & gentlespoons Rory O'More right
8
partners swing
A2 8
ladles chain
8
ladles allemande right 1½
B1 0
form an ocean wave - ladles by right hands and partners by left hands
8
balance & ladles Rory O'More right
8
neighbors swing
B2 8
circle left 3 places
8
balance & petronella to face new neighbors and ⁋
0
form an ocean wave - gentlespoons by right hands and next neighbors by left hands next gentlespoon

/+ A modified petroella, gentlespoons don't travel as far across the set as you spin, ladles angle a little outset as they spin and join left hands with next neighbor, gentlespoons join rights in center

http://www.childgrove.org/index.php/people/dance-writers/jim-hemphill-dances

Gotta Catch 'Em All

by: Nicholas Rockstroh

introduces moves: balance the ring, roll away, box the gnat, form long waves, hey

formation: Becket

A1 8
balance & petronella turn
8
neighbors swing
A2 4
balance the ring
4
gentlespoons roll away partners with a half sashay
8
neighbors right hand balance & box the gnat
B1 0
form long waves - gentlespoons face in, ladles face out
8
balance & Rory O'More right ⁋
8
next neighbors swing
B2 8
gentlespoons start a half hey - lefts in center, rights on ends - ladles ricochet
8
partners swing

Written around the same time Pokemon GO! came out. Includes three different moments where you catch someone and swing them.

Catch a Falling Star

by: Melanie Axel-Lute

introduces moves: long lines, balance, pull by dancers, turn alone

formation: improper

A1 16
neighbors balance & swing
A2 8
circle left 3 places
8
partners swing
B1 8
long lines forward & back
8
star right - hands across - 4 places
B2 4
balance the star
4
ladles pull by right "rolling face-to-face like a half gyre"
0
gentlespoons turn alone over their left shoulder
8
star left - hands across - 4 places ⁋

While the ladles swap in the star can be either in the style of a Rory slide (as in "Our House" by Dean Snipes) or the pull by above, Melanie asserts that the pull by was her original intention.

8) waltz & break

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MEDLEY

MEDLEY

13) waltz & goodnight