2018-07-30: Louisville, KY

user: Chet Gray

Ellen's Green Jig (variation) by Roy Dommett, var. Chip Hedler

Appetizer

by: Scott Higgs

This dance is not published.

The Nice Combination

by: Gene Hubert

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

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 ⁋

Accretion Reel (variation)

by: Chris Page

This dance is not published.

Heartbeat Contra

by: Don Flaherty

introduces moves: petronella, balance the ring, gyre, balance, California twirl

formation: improper

A1 8
balance & petronella
8
balance & petronella
A2 4
balance the ring
12
neighbors swing
B1 8
ladles gyre 1½
8
partners swing
B2 8
circle left 3 places
4
partners balance
4
partners California twirl ⁋

Cats and More Cats

by: Melanie Axel-Lute

This dance is not published.

Whirlpool

by: Chris Page

introduces moves: custom, meltdown swing

formation: triple minor, triad formation

Take a standard proper triple minor. 1s and 2s cross over, and then 2s and 3s circle left 1/4. Chris describes it as 1s improper, 2s and 3s Becket. For more on Triad formation, see "TLC Tempest."

A1 8
balance & petronella [3]
8
balance & petronella
A2 8
balance & petronella [4]
8
star left 3 places **3 Gentlespoons** [5]
B1 16
grand right & left - partner right, left, right, partner left, right, left [6]
B2 16
partners meltdown swing [7] ⁋

http://chrispagecontra.awardspace.us/dances/index.htm#whirlpool

[1] Starting formation: Take a standard proper triple minor. Ones and twos cross over, and then twos and threes circle left 1/4. I describe it as ones improper, twos and threes Becket. For more on Triad formation, see "TLC Tempest."
[2] Twos and threes progress up, staying with each other, but swapping sides as they travel up. Ones progress down past two couples.
End effects at the top: Every third time through the dance, two couples get spit out at the top. The both wait out improper, one below the other. One will get in the next time, the other will have to wait until the time after that.
End effects at the bottom: Couples just wait out on the sides, Becket-like, for a full hands-six to form. Since this is double progression, there shouldn't be any couples at the bottom accidentally trapped there forever.
[3] All six. For the petronella turn, everyone move one position to their right.
[4] Everyone is now progressed. All the remaining moves finish where they started.
[5] Men ease out of the star a tiny bit early so everyone's facing their partner around the circle of six.
[6] Within the group of six.
[7] Or balance and swing. After the swing, ones face down. Twos and threes face uppish and across, having swapped sides.

There's no need to mention who are twos and threes. Just call them "side couples".

After testing "Because It Was There," I realized a grand right and left was a good thing to put in a regular-length contra. This was the result, which worked surprisingly well. It's also helped by a low piece count.

Sarah's Journey

by: Gene Hubert

introduces moves: box the gnat, pull by dancers, do si do, right left through

formation: improper

A1 4
neighbors box the gnat
4
gentlespoons pull by left
8
partners swing
A2 8
circle left 4 places
8
partners do si do once
B1 4
partners box the gnat
4
ladles pull by left
8
neighbors swing
B2 8
right left through
8
star left 4 places ⁋

Rock the Cradle, Joe by Ridge Kennedy