2018-06-18: Louisville, KY (open calling)

user: Chet Gray

Appetizer

by: Scott Higgs

(B2 variation) Chet Gray calling

introduces moves: swing, long lines, chain, allemande, circle, do si do

formation: improper

A1 16
neighbors balance & swing
A2 8
long lines forward & back
8
ladles chain
B1 6
ladles allemande right once
10
partners swing
B2 8
circle left 3 places
8
neighbors do si do 1½ ⁋

Spoot the Dog

by: Rick Mohr

Brian Rinehart

introduces moves: balance, form an ocean wave, star

formation: improper

A1 4
neighbors balance
6
neighbors do si do once
6
neighbors allemande right 1¼
A2 0
form an ocean wave - ladles by left hands and neighbors by right hands
4
balance left and right
2
ladles allemande left ½
10
partners swing
B1 8
long lines forward & back
8
ladles chain
B2 8
star left 4 places
8
star right 4 places ⁋

http://rickmohr.net/contra/dances.asp#SpootTheDog

In Michael McKernan's "Daybreak Real" (and descendants), the gentlespoons balance each other, then do si do, then allemande right. This combination cries out for more uses, as in this dance where everyone gets to do it with their neighbor.

The rest of the dance isn't too complicated, making it a candidate for that small category of dances which are straightforward for beginners while still interesting for veterans. I often use it successfully as the second dance of the evening for a mixed crowd.

Named for Malcolm Sanders' wonderful dog Spoot, who appeared in Malcolm's life at 1:00 AM after a Froggie on the Carport gig during the time the band was infatuated with Ian Burns' tune Spootiskerry. (One story is that "Spootiskerry" approximates the sound of the ocean splooshing into a rock formation on a particular Scottish island.)

Al's Heyday #2 by Al Olson, Nicholas Rockstroh calling

You Can't Get There From Here

by: Carol Ormand

(variation), Jared McNeil calling

introduces moves: form long waves

formation: improper

Begin in short wavy lines with ladles in the center and ones facing down the set.

A1 4
balance the wave
4
neighbors allemande right ¾ to
0
form long waves - ladles face in, gentlespoons face out the wave
4
balance
4
neighbors allemande right ¾
A2 0
form an ocean wave - gentlespoons by left hands and neighbors by right hands
4
balance the wave
12
neighbors swing
B1 8
circle left 3 places
8
partners swing
B2 8
circle left 3 places
8
neighbors do si do 1¾ ⁋
0
form an ocean wave - ladles by left hands and neighbors by right hands in short waves

Cats and More Cats

by: Melanie Axel-Lute

Allison Jones calling

introduces moves: pass through, Rory O'More

formation: Becket

A1 6
circle left 3 places
2
pass through to next neighbors
8
neighbors allemande right 1½
A2 0
form long waves - gentlespoons face in, ladles face out
8
balance & Rory O'More right
8
balance & Rory O'More left
B1 16
neighbors balance & swing
B2 8
circle left 3 places
8
partners swing

http://www.maxellute.net/cats.html

This dance is something like Peter Stix's "#1 Grade A Top Quality Cats #2" with Rory O'More moves added. Hence the name.

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Tica Tica Timing

by: Dean Snipes

Allison Jones calling

introduces moves: promenade, petronella, slide along set

formation: Becket

A1 8
circle left 3 places
8
neighbors swing
A2 8
neighbors promenade
8
ladles chain
B1 8
balance & petronella
8
balance & petronella
B2 14
partners balance & swing
2
slide left along set ⁋

Richfield Stomp

by: Becky Hill

Nicholas Rockstroh calling

introduces moves: custom, roll away, square through, box the gnat

formation: four face four

A1 4
lines of four forward
4
gentlespoons roll away partners with a half sashay (roll right to left) on the way back
8
neighbors do si do once (facing neighbor)
A2 0
INSIDE FOURSOME:
0
square through four - neighbors balance & pull by right, then shadows pull by left, then repeat to face partner
0
WHILE OUTSIDE TWOSOMES:
16
neighbors balance & swing end facing partner
B1 8
partners right hand balance & box the gnat
8
grand right and left 1/2 to meet partner on opposite side
B2 16
partners balance & swing ⁋

Frock's Rockin' Frolic

by: Will Mentor

Naresh Keswani calling

This dance is not published.

Salute to Dave Colestock

by: Melanie Axel-Lute

aborted during walkthrough, Chet Gray calling

formation: Becket

A1 6
circle left 3 places
2
form an ocean wave - ladles by left hands and neighbors by right hands
8
balance & Rory O'More right
A2 8
neighbors allemande left 1¼
0
form long waves - ladles face in, gentlespoons face out, right hand to next neighbor
8
balance & Rory O'More right, past new neighbor ⁋
B1 16
neighbors balance & swing (the neighbor just Rory O'Mored past)
B2 8
ladles allemande right 1½
8
partners swing

http://www.maxellute.net/Salute%20to%20Dave.htm

The trickiest part of this dance is convincing dancers not to take hands and balance after the first Rory OMore.

Written to honor caller, organizer, and choreographer Dave Colestock, who died in May 2017. Debuted at his home dance in Harrisburg PA on May 12, 2017.

The Merry-Go-Round (Das Ringelspiel)

by: Heiner Fischle

no walkthrough, Chet Gray calling

This dance is not published.

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