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05.25.18-Harrisburg Area Contra (band: Strings on Wings)

user: Karl Senseman

Table of Contents

  1. Inflation Reel by Tony Parkes
  2. The Wild Woman From North Carolina by Bill Olson
  3. 20 Below by Bill Olson
  4. Flirt Hurt by Karl Senseman
  5. Butterfly Kiss by Bob Isaacs
  6. 24th of June by Steve Schnur
  7. Cherokee Shuffle by David Kaynor
  8. 28th of Januray by Karl Senseman
  9. Whirl-A-Way by Karl Senseman
  10. Lavender and Lilac by John Coffman
  11. Hyla's Flirt by Aaron Weiss
  12. Square Line Special by Gary Roodman

    4 cpl improper longways

  13. Microchasm by Ann Fallon

    triplet

Inflation Reel

by: Tony Parkes

introduces moves: do si do, swing, down the hall, up the hall, right left through, chain, circle, balance the ring, pass through

formation: improper

A1 8
neighbors do si do once
8
neighbors swing end facing down
A2 8
down the hall and turn as a couple
8
up the hall and bend into a ring
B1 8
right left through
8
ladles chain
B2 8
circle left 5 places
4
balance the ring (not part of original choreography)
4
pass through (to new neighbors) ⁋

The Wild Woman From North Carolina

by: Bill Olson

introduces moves: roll away

formation: improper

A1 16
neighbors balance & swing
A2 4
circle left 3 places
4
gentlespoons roll away partners with a half sashay (along the set)
4
circle left 2 places
4
gentlespoons roll away neighbors with a half sashay (across the set)
B1 16
partners balance & swing
B2 8
circle left 3 places
4
balance the ring (not part of original choreography)
4
pass through (to new neighbors) ⁋

http://www.billolsondance.com/wwnc.html
B1: roll away directly into a swing (no balance) is very satisfying
Original choreography has a new neighbor do-si-do after the pass thru in B2. I removed the do-si-do and added a balance the ring prior to the pass thru. Dancers seem to want to associate the B2 do-si-do with the A1 bal&sw and occasionally drift off the phrasing because of it.

20 Below

by: Bill Olson

introduces moves: balance, custom, allemande, hey

formation: Becket

Nice to start with a couple out at the top because the progression is in A2
Last time thru likewise should start with a couple out at top

A1 8
circle left 3 places to wavy line across, L in cntr
4
balance wave
4
move forward to new wavy line (progression) ⁋
A2 8
balance the wave
8
neighbors swing
B1 8
gentlespoons allemande left 1½
8
partners start a half hey - rights on ends, lefts in center
B2 16
partners balance & swing (start again with same neighbors)

Flirt Hurt

by: Karl Senseman

introduces moves: mad robin

formation: improper

A1 8
circle left 4 places
8
mad robin, ladles in front (CW)
A2 8
ladles start a half hey - lefts in center, rights on ends
8
neighbors swing
B1 8
gentlespoons allemande left 1½
8
partners swing
B2 8
ladles chain
8
circle right 4 places (look for new neighbors) ⁋

progression from circle right to [new] circle left works nicely if you completely finish the circle right then turn towards your partner as you look for new neighbors to circle left with.

Butterfly Kiss

by: Bob Isaacs

This dance is not published.

24th of June

by: Steve Schnur

introduces moves: box circulate, long lines

formation: improper

A1 8
neighbors do si do once
8
neighbors allemande right 1½ to long wavy lines
A2 8
balance & box circulate - gentlespoons cross while ladles loop right
8
balance & box circulate - ladles cross while gentlespoons loop right
B1 8
balance & box circulate - gentlespoons cross while ladles loop right
8
partners swing
B2 8
long lines forward & back
8
ladles chain (look for new neighbors) ⁋

Cherokee Shuffle

by: David Kaynor

introduces moves: form an ocean wave, California twirl

formation: improper

A1 8
circle left 4 places
8
neighbors do si do once
A2 16
neighbors balance & swing
B1 4
gentlespoons allemande left ½
4
form an ocean wave & balance - gentlespoons by left hands and partners by right hands
8
partners swing
B2 8
circle left 3 places
4
balance the ring
4
partners California twirl (look for new neighbors) ⁋

From a CD by the 'String Beings'

28th of Januray

by: Karl Senseman

introduces moves: Rory O'More

formation: improper

Long wavy lines with gentlespoons facing out

A1 8
balance & Rory O'More right
8
balance & Rory O'More right
A2 16
ladles start a full hey - lefts in center, rights on ends
B1 8
neighbors swing
8
ladles allemande left 1½
B2 8
partners swing
8
ladles chain *to long wavy line - ladles face in, gentlespoons face out ⁋

*chain to long wavy line: ladles complete the courtesy turn to face in while maintaining their left hand to gentlespoons left hand. The gentlespoons only turn partway to end facing out catching next neighbor with right hands

Whirl-A-Way

by: Karl Senseman

introduces moves: pull by dancers, star promenade, butterfly whirl

formation: Becket

A1 8
circle left 3 places
8
neighbors swing
A2 16
gentlespoons start a full hey - lefts in center, rights on ends
B1 2
gentlespoons pull by left
14
partners swing
B2 8
ladles allemande right once pick up partner
4
ladles star promenade right ½
4
butterfly whirl (shift left to next couple) ⁋

butterfly whirl: ladles backup while gentlespoons go forward, while doing figure shift left (up or down) to next couple for progression

Lavender and Lilac

by: John Coffman

introduces moves: petronella

formation: improper

A1 16
neighbors balance & swing
A2 8
gentlespoons allemande left 1½
8
partners swing
B1 8
long lines forward & back
8
ladles chain
B2 8
balance & petronella
8
balance & petronella + (look for new neighbors) ⁋

Hyla's Flirt

by: Aaron Weiss

introduces moves: meltdown swing

formation: improper

A1 16
neighbors meltdown swing
A2 8
circle left 4 places
8
ladles allemande right 1½
B1 16
partners meltdown swing
B2 8
long lines forward & back
8
ladles chain (look for new neighbors) ⁋

Square Line Special

by: Gary Roodman

4 cpl improper longways

This dance is not published.

Microchasm

by: Ann Fallon

triplet

introduces moves: contra corners, custom

formation: Triplet

Triplet - proper longways - #2s active

A1 8
long lines forward & back
8
partners do si do once
A2 16
twos contra corners (actives)
B1 16
partners balance & swing (end facing up)
B2 16
peel the banana #1s cast to bottom and form arch while others follow but duck thru arch (ending #2, #3, #1) ⁋