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Kirkland.Les.Fab.Girls.06.09.18

user: Isaac Banner

Table of Contents

  1. Airpants, Bradley Smith pass through by Lisa Greenleaf
  2. The Nice Combination by Gene Hubert
  3. 20 Below by Bill Olson
  4. Jubilation (var) by Cary Ravitz
  5. Lanny's Back by Erik Weberg
  6. Butter by Gene Hubert
  7. Waltz

  8. United We Dance by Bob Isaacs
  9. Boulder Bound by Isaac Banner
  10. Robin Shall Restore Amends by Isaac Banner
  11. Green Lake Twirl by Isaac Banner
  12. Homeward Bound by Andrea Nettleton
  13. Waltz

Airpants, Bradley Smith pass through

by: Lisa Greenleaf

introduces moves: swing, long lines, allemande, circle, 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.

The Nice Combination

by: Gene Hubert

introduces moves: down the hall, up the hall, chain, star

formation: improper

A1 16
neighbors long swing, end in a line
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 ⁋

20 Below

by: Bill Olson

introduces moves: balance, custom, 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)

Jubilation (var)

by: Cary Ravitz

introduces moves: right left through

formation: improper

A1 16
neighbors balance & swing
A2 8
circle left 3 places
8
partners swing
B1 8
gentlespoons start a half hey - lefts in center, rights on ends
8
partners swing
B2 8
right left through
8
ladles chain ⁋

Author's Notes:

This dance started out as a variation of Jubilation by Gene Hubert in which the partner allemande is replaced by a swing and the gentlespoons start the hey. This gives the same swing / 1/2 hey / swing sequence as in Diagonal Discovery, also by Gene Hubert. The dance is further modified by replacing the gentlespoons allemande left 1+1/2 and long lines with circle left 3/4 and right and left through, which moves the middle of the dance to the opposite side of the set.

Lanny's Back

by: Erik Weberg

introduces moves: meltdown swing, give & take, pass by, petronella, California twirl

formation: improper

A1 16
neighbors meltdown swing
A2 8
gentlespoons give & take partners
8
partners swing
B1 4
balance the ring
4
ladles pass by right shoulders
4
balance the ring
4
gentlespoons pass by right shoulders
B2 8
balance & petronella
4
balance the ring
4
partners California twirl ⁋

While the A section is pretty variable and the B section, with its iconic swaps across the ring, is what identifies any "Lanny's" dance, I believe this is the original version of the dance. At the very least, it's the version I last heard Erik call.

Butter

by: Gene Hubert

introduces moves: slide along set

formation: Becket

A1 2
slide left along set ⁋
6
circle left 3 places
8
neighbors swing
A2 8
long lines forward & back
8
ladles chain
B1 16
ladles start a full hey - rights in center, lefts on ends
B2 16
partners balance & swing

Waltz

United We Dance

by: Bob Isaacs

This dance is not published.

Boulder Bound

by: Isaac Banner

introduces moves: custom

formation: Becket

A1 8
circle left 3 places and step into a wave
4
balance short waves
2
pass through ⁋
2
neighbors allemande right ½
A2 8
gentlespoons allemande left once
8
neighbors swing
B1 8
revolving door
8
partners start a half hey - rights on ends, lefts in center
B2 16
partners meltdown swing

Ladles pass straight past their partner out of the revolving door, rather than weaving around them. Otherwise the gentlespoons feel like they're getting jerked back over their shoulder and it's pretty inelegant.

Written on the way to the CFOOTMAD dance in Boulder, CO.

Robin Shall Restore Amends

by: Isaac Banner

introduces moves: box circulate, Rory O'More

formation: improper

A dance re-imagining of A Midsummer Night's Dream, written for Rosalie Banner on her 20th birthday. "Give me your hands [four], may we be friends, and Robin shall restore amends."

A1 8
balance & petronella to long waves, gentlespoons face out
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
B1 16
partners long swing
B2 8
circle left 3 places
4
balance the ring
4
pass through ⁋

When teaching this one I make a point of identifying who is chasing whom in the box circulate, otherwise dancers will often find themselves a bit lost when they circulate away from their partner.

Green Lake Twirl

by: Isaac Banner

introduces moves: slice, do si do

formation: Becket

A1 4
slice left ⁋
4
gentlespoons take neighbors
8
neighbors swing
A2 8
circle left 3 places
8
partners do si do 1¼ into short waves
B1 8
balance & Rory O'More right
8
balance & Rory O'More left
B2 16
partners balance & swing

Inspired by Cheat Lake Twirl by Perry Shafran

Homeward Bound

by: Andrea Nettleton

formation: Becket

A1 8
ladles allemande right 1½
8
neighbors swing
A2 8
long lines forward & back
8
gentlespoons allemande left 1½ to trade places
B1 8
balance & petronella
8
balance & petronella
B2 14
partners balance & swing
2
slide left along set ⁋

Waltz