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August Caller's Choice

user: Dave Morse

Table of Contents

  1. Stargazer by Sarah Kaiser
  2. Four Have Sprung by Yoyo Zhou
  3. Another Nice Combination by Tom Hinds
  4. Rod's Grits by Bill Olson

Stargazer

by: Sarah Kaiser

introduces moves: slide along set, star, swing, long lines, allemande

formation: Becket

A1 2
slide left along set - look across to see your neighbors
6
star right 3 places and look back
8
star left 4 places with prev neighbors
A2 16
neighbors balance & swing
B1 8
long lines forward & back
8
ladles allemande right 1½
B2 16
partners balance & swing

Four Have Sprung

by: Yoyo Zhou

introduces moves: circle, form long waves, Rory O'More, pull by dancers

formation: Becket

Line up improper to have couples identify their 1st neighbors, 2nd neighbors, and 3rd neighbors, then turn one place to the left for Becket.

A1 8
circle left 3 places
2
1st neighbors allemande right ½
2
2nd neighbors allemande left ½
2
3rd neighbors allemande right ½
2
form long waves - gentlespoons face in, ladles face out ¹
A2 8
balance & Rory O'More right
8
2nd neighbors swing ² ⁋
B1 8
long lines forward & back
2
ladles pull by right
2
partners pull by left
4
gentlespoons allemande right once
B2 16
partners balance & swing

¹ 3rd neighbors in right hand, gentlespoons face in at partner's back
² this is your new minor set

http://epicyclic.org/dance/compositions.html#four

For the organizers of Fall Has Sprung, the 12-hour dance in Grass Valley: Dan Skeahan, Eric Engels, Joyce Miller, and Lisa Frankel. You also get to see four of your neighbors each time through.

Some have suggested, in the B1, changing the pull by left to an allemande left 1/2. I prefer the timing with a pull by, but the allemande left 1/2 may be better in a crowded hall.

Another Nice Combination

by: Tom Hinds

introduces moves: pass through, do si do, chain

formation: improper

A1 16
neighbors balance & swing
A2 8
circle left 3 places
2
pass through
6
shadows do si do once
B1 16
partners balance & swing
B2 8
ladles chain
8
star left 4 places ⁋

Rod's Grits

by: Bill Olson

introduces moves: box the gnat, right left through, promenade

formation: improper

A1 8
neighbors balance & box the gnat
8
star right - wrist grip - 4 places
A2 8
right left through
8
ladles do si do 1½
B1 16
partners balance & swing
B2 8
partners promenade
6
circle left 3 places
2
pass through ⁋