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2018-05-19 St. Louis, Chirps Smith & Friends

user: Chet Gray

Table of Contents

  1. Spring Fever by Tony Parkes
  2. Monday by Jim Hemphill
  3. Becket in the Kitchen by Becky Hill
  4. Frock's Rockin' Frolic by Will Mentor
  5. Cutaway + swing the next square, Ladies to the middle & gents sashay break

  6. [untitled] by Naresh Keswani
  7. The Cure for the Claps by Bob Isaacs
  8. [waltz]

  9. [break]

  10. Ted Told Me So by Susan Moffett

  11. The Wise People of Chicago by Bradley Smith
  12. Penicillin by Nicholas Rockstroh
  13. Kimmswick Express by Gene Hubert
  14. Petronella Swing Break by Chris Page
  15. Trip to Kentucky (variation) by Jerome Grisanti
  16. The Nice Combination by Gene Hubert
  17. [waltz]

Spring Fever

by: Tony Parkes

introduces moves: long lines, swing, allemande, circle, star, promenade, chain

formation: improper

A1 8
long lines forward & back ⁋
8
neighbors swing
A2 8
gentlespoons allemande left 1½
8
partners swing
B1 8
circle left 4 places
8
star left 4 places
B2 8
partners promenade
8
ladles chain to neighbor

Bob Isaacs notes: Tony Parkes of Massachusetts has long been one of America’s best callers of contras and squares, and this glossary dance is a fine way to start an evening.

Monday

by: Jim Hemphill

introduces moves: meltdown swing, right left through

formation: improper

A1 8
neighbors allemande right 1½
8
gentlespoons allemande left 1½
A2 16
partners meltdown swing
B1 8
circle left 3 places
8
neighbors swing
B2 8
right left through
8
star left 4 places ⁋

Becket in the Kitchen

by: Becky Hill

This dance is not published.

Frock's Rockin' Frolic

by: Will Mentor

This dance is not published.

Cutaway + swing the next square, Ladies to the middle & gents sashay break

[untitled]

by: Naresh Keswani

This dance is not published.

The Cure for the Claps

by: Bob Isaacs

This dance is not published.

[waltz]

[break]

Ted Told Me So by Susan Moffett

The Wise People of Chicago

by: Bradley Smith

introduces moves: hey, roll away, mad robin

formation: Becket ccw

A1 16
gentlespoons start a full hey - ____ in center, ____ on ends, second time ladles go in, ricochet back to neighbor
A2 16
neighbors meltdown swing and swing
B1 4
long lines forward
4
gentlespoons roll away neighbors with a half sashay on the way back (roll right to left)
8
mad robin, gentlespoons in front (CCW around current neighbor, facing partner) ⁋
B2 6
circle left 3 places
10
partners swing

Written for the Wise family.

Penicillin

by: Nicholas Rockstroh

introduces moves: do si do, gyre, petronella, balance the ring, pass through

formation: improper

A1 8
neighbors do si do once
8
neighbors swing
A2 4
long lines forward
4
ladles roll away neighbors with a half sashay
8
ladles allemande left 1½
B1 8
partners gyre once meltdown to
8
partners swing -end in ring of 4
B2 8
balance & petronella spin right one place
4
balance the ring
4
pass through ⁋

Notes: Written to medley with Steve Zakon-Anderson and Louis Cromartie’s dance Salmonella Evening. Preserves the progression from that dance while doing some different stuff beforehand. Perfectly enjoyable on its own, but the name only makes sense in the context of the medley. Inspired by a conversation I had with Josiah Roberts.

Kimmswick Express

by: Gene Hubert

introduces moves: custom, balance

formation: square dance

A1 8
heads forward & back
8
right left through heads
A2 6
circle left 3 places heads
2
pass through to face sides
8
neighbors do si do 1¼ to a wave of 4 (2 ladles in the middle by the left, neighbor right)
B1 4
neighbors balance right & left
2
neighbors allemande right ½
2
gentlespoons allemande left ½
8
partners swing
B2 16
partners promenade to home

Petronella Swing Break

by: Chris Page

This dance is not published.

Trip to Kentucky (variation)

by: Jerome Grisanti

introduces moves: custom

formation: improper

A1 4
long lines forward
4
gentlespoons roll away neighbors with a half sashay (roll left to right)
8
gentlespoons allemande left 1½
A2 16
partners balance & swing
B1 8
right left through (with courtesy turn)
8
ladles chain (to neighbor)
B2 8
circle right 4 places
8
neighbors two-hand turn **counterclockwise** 1/2/3+ times - end with gentlespoon on the left and ladle on the right, like a swing

Original B2 has a neighbors swing instead of my "reverse" two-hand turn.

The Nice Combination

by: Gene Hubert

introduces moves: down the hall, up the hall

formation: improper

A1 16
neighbors balance & swing end facing down the hall
A2 8
down the hall and turn as a couple
8
up the hall and bend into a ring
B1 8
circle left 3 places
8
partners swing
B2 8
ladles chain
8
star left 4 places ⁋

[waltz]