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Harrisburg 13 Apr 18

user: Robin Banerji

Table of Contents

  1. Pizza Shop by Yoyo Zhou

    light and bouuncy

  2. Already Taken by Gary Shapiro

    energetic, with momentum

  3. You Can Get There From Here by Linda Leslie

    stompy and wild

  4. Five Long Years by Brian Rinehart

    very different A and B to help dancers

  5. Godspeed You! Blue Megabus by Robin Banerji

    electric and powerful

  6. Star Step by Robin Banerji

    groovy, chill, heavy feeling in the offbeat

  7. Gallery Place Transfer by Robin Banerji

    rolling, skipping jig

  8. BREAK

  9. Rocket City Romp by Cis Hinkle

    reels full of pure joy

  10. Southern Summer by Cary Ravitz

    double-rhythm, pulsing and hypnotic

  11. New Pencils by Robin Banerji

    super upbeat

  12. Polymorphous' Reel #1 by Christine Hale

    "just tell 'em to play their favorite tunes"

  13. Petronella Stomp by Tom Lehmann

    rocking hard

Pizza Shop

by: Yoyo Zhou

light and bouuncy

introduces moves: slice, chain, allemande, swing, down the hall, up the hall, circle

formation: Becket

A1 8
slice left and straight back
8
ladles chain
A2 8
ladles allemande right once
8
neighbors 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
partners swing

Already Taken

by: Gary Shapiro

energetic, with momentum

introduces moves: long lines, right left through, balance the ring

formation: improper

A1 8
long lines forward & back
8
neighbors swing
A2 8
right left through
8
ladles allemande right 1½
B1 16
partners balance & swing
B2 4
balance the ring
4
circle left 2 places
8
ladles chain

Composed Sept 4, 1997

You Can Get There From Here

by: Linda Leslie

stompy and wild

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

formation: improper

Dance starts in short wavy lines: from improper formation, neighbors take right hands, ladles take left in the center.

A1 8
balance & Rory O'More right
8
balance & Rory O'More left
A2 16
neighbors balance & swing
B1 8
circle left 3 places
8
partners swing
B2 8
circle left 3 places and walk forward
0
form an ocean wave & balance - ladles by left hands and neighbors by right hands -forward and back
4
progress to new neighbors by walking forward to
0
form an ocean wave - ladles by left hands and neighbors by right hands

Five Long Years

by: Brian Rinehart

very different A and B to help dancers

introduces moves: mad robin, hey, meltdown swing

formation: improper

A1 16
neighbors balance & swing
A2 8
mad robin, gentlespoons in front
8
half hey, gentlespoons lead passing by the left, ladles ricochet
B1 16
partners meltdown swing
B2 8
mad robin, gentlespoons in front
8
half hey, gentlespoons lead passing by the left, ladles ricochet

Written for and tested at the 2011 Christmas Country Dance School in Berea, Kentucky

Godspeed You! Blue Megabus

by: Robin Banerji

electric and powerful

introduces moves: roll away, do si do, give & take

formation: improper

Dancers back out into long lines.

A1 4
long lines forward
4
gentlespoons roll away next neighbors with a half sashay from left to right
8
gentlespoons allemande left 1½
A2 16
partners balance & swing
B1 4
balance the ring
4
gentlespoons do si do ½ to trade places
4
balance the ring
4
ladles do si do ½ to trade places
B2 8
gentlespoons give & take neighbors
8
neighbors swing

Star Step

by: Robin Banerji

groovy, chill, heavy feeling in the offbeat

introduces moves: star, gyre, custom

formation: improper

A1 8
star right 4 places
8
neighbors swing
A2 8
ladles chain
8
circle left 4 places
B1 16
partners meltdown swing
B2 4
ladles gyre ½
4
ladles give partner left hand for a courtesy turn
8
star left 3 places

Gallery Place Transfer

by: Robin Banerji

rolling, skipping jig

introduces moves: petronella, custom, promenade

formation: improper

back out into long lines

A1 8
long lines forward & back
8
balance & petronella with next neighbors (turn away from current neighbors)
A2 8
leads in the center push back, follows push back
8
partners swing
B1 8
partners promenade
8
ladles allemande right 1½
B2 16
neighbors balance & swing

BREAK

Rocket City Romp

by: Cis Hinkle

reels full of pure joy

introduces moves: square through

formation: improper

A1 8
square through two - neighbors balance & pull by right, then partners pull by left
8
neighbors swing
A2 8
long lines forward & back
8
ladles allemande right 1½
B1 16
partners balance & swing
B2 8
ladles chain
8
square through two - partners balance & pull by right, then neighbors pull by left to new neighbors

Southern Summer

by: Cary Ravitz

double-rhythm, pulsing and hypnotic

introduces moves: allemande orbit, California twirl

formation: improper

A1 16
neighbors balance & swing
A2 8
half hey, gentlespoons lead
8
mad robin, gentlespoons in front
B1 8
gentlespoons allemande left 1½ around while the ladles orbit clockwise ½ around
8
partners swing
B2 8
circle left 3 places
4
balance the ring
4
partners California twirl

New Pencils

by: Robin Banerji

super upbeat

introduces moves: box circulate

formation: improper

A1 8
neighbors allemande left 1½ so leads face out and follows face in
8
balance & box circulate - ladles cross while gentlespoons loop right
A2 8
balance & box circulate - gentlespoons cross while ladles loop right
8
balance & Rory O'More right catch shadow in left hand
B1 8
shadows allemande left 1½ back to neighbor
8
neighbors swing
B2 16
ones long swing in the center; end facing down to progress

Polymorphous' Reel #1

by: Christine Hale

"just tell 'em to play their favorite tunes"

introduces moves: custom

formation: improper

A1 8
neighbors take inside hands, star through to a ring
8
circle left 4 places
A2 8
with neighbor, slide along set to shadows
8
star left 3 places to partner
B1 16
partners balance & swing
B2 8
circle left 3 places
8
neighbors swing

Petronella Stomp

by: Tom Lehmann

rocking hard

formation: Becket

A1 8
gentlespoons allemande left 1½
8
neighbors swing
A2 8
balance & petronella
8
balance & petronella to a left hand star
B1 8
star left 4 places
8
ladles allemande right 1½ with next follow; leads slide left 1 place
B2 16
partners balance & swing