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20160320 Complex Dances dla Rzeszowa

user: Allison Jonjak

Table of Contents

  1. Jefferson's Remorse by Bob Green
  2. If progressions work, run

  3. Airpants by Lisa Greenleaf
  4. Mixer from Badley

  5. Waltz

  6. Frederich Reel by Tom Hinds
  7. Patty Cake Polka (recorded music)

  8. November Night by Jim Hemphill
  9. another dance

  10. Waltz

Jefferson's Remorse

by: Bob Green

introduces moves: circle, star, down the hall, gate, swing

formation: improper

A1 8
circle left 4 places
8
circle right 4 places
A2 8
star left - hands across - 4 places
8
star right - hands across - 4 places
B1 8
down the hall and turn alone ONES DOWN THE HALL AND TURN ALONE ones back up
8
twos gate ones to face into the set
B2 16
ones long swing in the middle, end facing down

A variation on the traditional Jefferson And Liberty. Coreographer's notes here: http://www.childgrove.org/index.php/about-dances/dance-writers/bob-green-dances

If progressions work, run

Airpants

by: Lisa Greenleaf

introduces moves: long lines, allemande, balance the ring, pass through

formation: improper

A1 16
neighbors balance & swing
A2 8
long lines forward & back
8
ladles allemande right 1½
B1 16
partners balance & swing
B2 8
circle left 3 places
4
balance the ring
4
pass through to new neighbors

Bradley Smith Notes: Originally, the last figure of this dance was a Neighbor Do-si-do 1 1/2, but I usually swap it for the ring balance and pass through to make the progression as simple as possible for inexperienced dancers.

Mixer from Badley

Waltz

Frederich Reel

by: Tom Hinds

introduces moves: up the hall

formation: improper

A1 8
long lines forward & back
8
ladles allemande left 1½
A2 16
partners balance & swing
B1 8
down the hall and turn as a couple
8
up the hall and bend into a ring
B2 8
circle left 3 places
8
neighbors swing

Bradley Smith Notes: The first time through the dance, the Ladies Allemande Left in A1 is with the couple that you start the dance with. Every time after that, the Ladies have to look to the right to find the next Lady to Allemande. It's a very simple progression that just requires reminding the Ladies to look for the next Lady in line after the Forward and Back

Patty Cake Polka (recorded music)

November Night

by: Jim Hemphill

introduces moves: do si do, promenade

formation: improper

A1 8
gentlespoons do si do once
8
ladles allemande left 1½
A2 16
partners balance & swing
B1 8
gentlespoons allemande left 1½
8
neighbors swing
B2 8
neighbors promenade across
8
long lines forward & back

Bradley Smith Notes:
The first time through the dance, the gents do-si-do in A1 is with the couple that you start the dance with. Every time after that, the gents have to look to the left to find the next gent to do-si-do. It's a very simple progression that just requires reminding Gents that they must look to the left every time through the dance after the first to find the next Gent to Do-si-do.

another dance

Waltz