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20180627 Actualized Stone Lake WI with Second Wind String Band

user: Allison Jonjak

Table of Contents

  1. beginner's lesson (circle, Lark Raven, promenade, do si do, allemande, swing). to Sal's Got Mud Between Her Toes

  2. Galopede by Chestnut

    to Flap-Eared Mule.

  3. Dipping and Diving by Linda Leslie

    warn the band the timing won't matter; dancer favorite. Danced to Cajun 2-step

  4. little break

  5. Peak Bagger by Linda Leslie

    you're going to meet a lot of new people and you're going to adapt to them, that's the fun of dancing. Danced to La Bastringue

  6. Rollaway demo

  7. It's a little noisy here so my voice might sound like a drill sergeant, don't mistake that for "these outcomes matter"

  8. Roll Away Beginner Variation by Bill Sutkamp

    succeeded at walkthrough, weren't going to make it through the dance.

  9. Jefferson's Remorse by Bob Green

    rescue dance. For "gate" explain 2s are posts. (They were trying to rollaway from demo) to Swallowtail / Road to Liston

  10. Italian Waltz

  11. break

  12. Virginia Reel by Chestnut

    to Soldier's Joy, Over the Waterfall, and Whiskey before Breakfast.

  13. Mad Scatter by Rick Mohr

    to Happy Acres 2 Step. Avoid a mixer last even though they voted for it.

  14. Thank you all! Thanks to my mom, thanks to band, thanks to Stone Lake Lions and Christine, thanks to all dancers! We'll finish with a waltz or polka

  15. Cornhusker Frolic (polka)

beginner's lesson (circle, Lark Raven, promenade, do si do, allemande, swing). to Sal's Got Mud Between Her Toes

Galopede

by: Chestnut

to Flap-Eared Mule.

introduces moves: long lines, pass through, turn alone, do si do, swing, custom

formation: improper or proper

A1 8
long lines forward & back
4
pass through across the set
4
turn alone
A2 8
long lines forward & back
4
pass through across the set
4
turn alone
B1 8
partners do si do once
8
partners swing
B2 16
top couple sashay to bottom of set - others move up ⁋

If you finish dancing before the music is done, let each couple in turn just sashay down until the music is ready to end.

Dipping and Diving

by: Linda Leslie

warn the band the timing won't matter; dancer favorite. Danced to Cajun 2-step

introduces moves: custom

formation: proper

tell the band timing's not essential

A1 8
long lines forward & back
8
long lines forward & back
A2 16
top couple sashay down and back
B1 16
top couple Dip and Dive down ⁋
B2 16
partners balance & swing

Linda Leslie notes: timing here is not essential!

little break

Peak Bagger

by: Linda Leslie

you're going to meet a lot of new people and you're going to adapt to them, that's the fun of dancing. Danced to La Bastringue

introduces moves: circle, custom

formation: three face three

A1 8
circle left 4 places
8
circle right 4 places
A2 8
centers on the right, right elbow turn (right hand partner)
8
centers on the left, left elbow turn (left hand partner)
B1 16
same roles long swing (your opposite)
B2 8
long lines forward & back
2
pass through ⁋

Rollaway demo

It's a little noisy here so my voice might sound like a drill sergeant, don't mistake that for "these outcomes matter"

Roll Away Beginner Variation

by: Bill Sutkamp

succeeded at walkthrough, weren't going to make it through the dance.

introduces moves: custom, promenade

formation: square dance

Any break will do

A1 8
heads (sides) forward and back
8
heads (sides) star right four places then heads (sides) separate,
A2 8
heads (sides) go around 2 to form lines at the sides (heads) + +
4
two ladles roll away with a half sashay + side ladles roll head ladles (right to left)
4
two gentlespoons roll away with a half sashay + head gentlespoons roll side gentlespoons (right to left)
B1 4
center two roll away with half sashay + gentlespoon rolls opposite
4
everybody roll away with a half sashay + gentlespoons roll corners
8
partners do si do once
B2 8
partners swing
8
partners promenade home

/+This gives a gentlespoon-gentlespoon-ladle-ladle line with heads at the ends on the opposite side of the square from their home position.

++Two ladles (in each line) roll away with a half sashay; two gentlespoons roll away (right to left); center two roll away (gentlespoon rolls ladle); everybody roll away.

Intended to teach roll away to beginners.
This variation is Wade Pearson's, removing the cross trails through. Original here: http://contradb.com/dances/558

See also: https://contradb.com/dances/750 for beginner rollaways

Jefferson's Remorse

by: Bob Green

rescue dance. For "gate" explain 2s are posts. (They were trying to rollaway from demo) to Swallowtail / Road to Liston

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

formation: improper

A1 8
circle left 4 places
8
circle right 4 places
A2 8
star left - hands across - 4 places
8
star right - hands across - 4 places
B1 4
ones down the center and turn alone
4
ones up the center
8
twos gate ones to face into the set
B2 16
ones long swing in the middle, end facing down ⁋

A variation on the traditional Jefferson And Liberty. Coreographer's notes here: http://www.childgrove.org/index.php/about-dances/dance-writers/bob-green-dances

Italian Waltz

break

Virginia Reel

by: Chestnut

to Soldier's Joy, Over the Waterfall, and Whiskey before Breakfast.

introduces moves: allemande, custom

formation: four couple longways set

Reel 4 x 40 bars. Four-couple set so sashays aren't numbingly long.

A1 8
long lines forward & back
8
long lines forward & back
A2 8
partners allemande right once
8
partners allemande left once
B1 8
partners two hand turn
8
partners do si do once
B2 8
ones down the center sashay
8
ones up the center sashay
8
ones down the outsides, followed by twos threes fours,
0
ones form an arch
8
twos up the center under the arch, followed by threes fours ⁋

"peel the banana" could be helpful language

Sashay til you're out of music

Original at MAXICRIB, Scottish country dancing instructions compiled by Reuben Freemantle: https://www.scottish-country-dancing-dictionary.com/dance-crib/virginia-reel.html

Mad Scatter

by: Rick Mohr

to Happy Acres 2 Step. Avoid a mixer last even though they voted for it.

introduces moves: allemande orbit

formation: scatter mixer

Scattered circles of two or more couples

A1 8
circle left 4 places
8
neighbors do si do once
A2 8
partners allemande right 1½
8
ladles allemande left 1½ around while the gentlespoons orbit clockwise ½ around. Ladles star if more than two.
B1 16
partners balance & swing New partner
B2 16
partners promenade to find new group to circle with ⁋

In this mixer dancers form scattered groups with any number of couples. That makes for fun chaos, less transition panic (compared with 2-couple scatter mixers), and more flavors to enjoy as circle sizes vary.

The A2 allemande ends with ladles in the center facing counterclockwise and gentlespoons on the outside facing clockwise. If there are two ladles they allemande left for 8 beats; if there are more than two they star left for 8 beats. Either way, the gentlespoons orbit clockwise around the ladles. Then all balance and swing a new partner and promenade to a new group.

I tell the dancers it's a zero-stress dance. "If a couple wants to join your circle, let them in!" And no problem if you happen to keep the same partner now and then.

Thank you all! Thanks to my mom, thanks to band, thanks to Stone Lake Lions and Christine, thanks to all dancers! We'll finish with a waltz or polka

Cornhusker Frolic (polka)