user: Allison Jonjak
by: Martha Wild
introduces moves: chain, allemande, allemande orbit, swing, square through
formation: improper
ensure space along lines
A1  8  along the set ladles chain +

8  partners allemande right once
 
A2  8  partners allemande right 1½

8  gentlespoons allemande left 1½ around while the ladles orbit clockwise ½ around
 
B1  16  partners balance & swing

B2  8  ladles chain

8  square through two  partners balance & pull by right, then neighbors pull by left ⁋

Variation of https://contradb.com/dances/321 eliminates dosido for use outdoors
/+ along the set is still within the minor set. After the chain you're on the same side of the set as your partner.
Martha Wild notes: I usually call the whole A2 sequence “orbit”. This dance requires space along the lines for the chain up and down. I like the half square through into ladles chain up and down transition  bit of a surprise at first.
This dance was written in honor of the late great physicist Richard Feynman, who taught at Cal Tech. There were only two questions on his Quantum Mechanics final exam  the first was “Consider hydrogen.” Of course, if you really look at this dance, perhaps it should be called “Consider Helium” or at least consider helium without the neutrons.... But that is hard on helium, so after a brief attempt at fusion (after building up spin energy in the dosido and allemande right), the combined orbits undergo fission and we’re back to hydrogen atoms in balance and swing your partner. By the way, the second question was “Do something elegant.”
by: Jim Hemphill
introduces moves: long lines, give & take, right left through, roll away, star, star promenade, butterfly whirl
formation: Becket
A1  4  long lines forward

4  gentlespoons take neighbors
 
8  neighbors swing
 
A2  4  long lines forward

4  gentlespoons take partners
 
8  partners swing
 
B1  8  right left through

4  gentlespoons roll away partners with a half sashay
 
4  star right 3 places ⁋
 
B2  8  gentlespoons allemande left 1½ next gentlespoons

4  star promenade left ½
 
4  butterfly whirl

first dance Allison Jonjak ever called, at a Pigtown Fling afterparty. Learned from Rachel (Stubbs) Bergin.
by: Susan Kevra
introduces moves: circle, form an ocean wave, promenade, custom
formation: Becket
A1  8  circle left 3 places

8  neighbors allemande right once to
 
A2  4  form an ocean wave & balance  ladles by left hands and neighbors by right hands

4  ladles allemande left once
 
8  neighbors swing
 
B1  8  neighbors promenade

4  gentlespoons allemande right ¾ to a fleeting long line ⁋
 
4  gentlespoons allemande left ½ immediately with the next
 
B2  0  meanwhile ladles slide left to meet partner for a

16  partners balance & swing

Variation of https://contradb.com/dances/157 eliminates the dosido for outdoor use
Susan notes "at the end, wait out on side in Becket formation, so the gentlespoons can join in on the "zigzag chain"* in B1. Next round of the dance starts with the couple containing the gents from the allemande Left.
*a la Mary Cay's Reel by David Kaynor
by: Orace Johnson
introduces moves: balance the ring, balance, form long waves, box circulate, slide along set
formation: Becket
A1  4  balance the ring

4  pass through to an ocean wave  ladles by left in the center, partners by right on the sides
 
4  balance
 
4  partners allemande right ¾ to
 
A2  0  form long waves  ladles face in, gentlespoons face out

8  balance & box circulate  ladles cross while gentlespoons loop right
 
8  balance & box circulate  gentlespoons cross while ladles loop right
 
B1  8  partners swing (on your home side)

4  circle left 2 places
 
4  gentlespoons roll away neighbors with a half sashay across the set
 
B2  4  circle left 2 places

4  gentlespoons roll away partners with a half sashay
 
4  circle left 2 places
 
2  slide left along set ⁋

Orace Johnson note (that helps date the dance): To “pass through to an ocean wave," begin to pass through across the set. Ladles catch each other's left hand and turn just 1/4 as the gentlespoons cross all the way, turn right, and take partners’ right hands to form wavy linesof4 across.
available: http://dancevideos.childgrove.org/contra/contramodern/205duquoinraces
by: Sue Rosen
introduces moves: cross trails
formation: improper
A1  8  neighbors allemande right once

8  neighbors swing
 
A2  8  neighbors promenade

8  ladles chain
 
B1  8  ladles allemande right once

8  partners swing
 
B2  8  circle left 3 places

4  gentlespoons roll away neighbors with a half sashay
 
4  cross trails  partners across the set right shoulders, neighbors along the set left shoulders ⁋

Variation of https://contradb.com/dances/39 eliminates dosido for use outdoors
With neighbor along the set roll away with half sashay (ladles rolling from left to right)
by: Bill Olson
introduces moves: box the gnat, pass through
formation: improper
A1  8  neighbors balance & box the gnat

8  star right  wrist grip  4 places +
 
A2  8  right left through

8  ladles allemande right 1½
 
B1  16  partners balance & swing

B2  8  partners promenade

6  circle left 3 places
 
2  pass through to new neighbors ⁋

Variation of https://contradb.com/dances/542 eliminates dosido for use outdoors
/+ star back where you came from
Collected from Liz Burkhart at MMiSL 2018.
by: Ron Buchanan
introduces moves: custom
formation: improper
A1  4  neighbor star through +

4  circle left 3 places
 
8  partners allemande right once on gentlespoon's side of the set
 
A2  16  partners balance & swing, face neighbor

B1  4  star through with neighbor +

4  circle left 3 places
 
8  neighbors allemande right once on original side for all
 
B2  16  neighbors balance & swing, face new neighbor ⁋

Variation of https://contradb.com/dances/658 eliminates dosido for use outdoors
/+star through is a handyhand California Twirl. (use inside hands, so in improper formation, ladle's left with neighbor gentlespoon's right)
by: Bob Green
formation: improper
A1  16  neighbors balance & swing

A2  8  circle left 3 places

8  partners swing
 
B1  8  star promenade left once

8  butterfly whirl
 
B2  8  ladles chain

8  long lines forward & back ⁋

A waltztime contra, can be danced and dissolved into a free waltz
Video available: http://dancevideos.childgrove.org/contra/contramodern/527allisonwonderlandbybobgreendupleimproper