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Phinney.RedCrow.09.21.18

user: Isaac Banner

Table of Contents

  1. Simple dance

  2. Hocus Pocus by Lisa Greenleaf
  3. Eleanor’s Reel by Bill Olson
  4. Unnamed Becket by unknown
  5. Trip to Mountain City by Isaac Banner
  6. Waltz/Break

  7. The Salmon Time Around by Isaac Banner
  8. You Can Get There From Here by Linda Leslie
  9. Petronella Jig

  10. Last Hey by Isaac Banner
  11. Homeward Bound by Andrea Nettleton

    Time Permitting

  12. Waltz

Simple dance

Hocus Pocus

by: Lisa Greenleaf

introduces moves: swing, chain, hey, circle, balance the ring, California twirl

formation: improper

A1 16
neighbors balance & swing
A2 8
ladles chain
8
ladles start a half hey - rights in center, lefts on ends right shoulder
B1 16
partners balance & swing
B2 8
circle left 3 places
4
balance the ring
4
partners California twirl ⁋

Eleanor’s Reel

by: Bill Olson

introduces moves: form an ocean wave, pull by dancers, pass through, do si do

formation: improper

A1 4
form an ocean wave & balance - ladles by left hands and 1st neighbors by right hands
4
1st neighbors pull by right on right diagonal ⁋
4
form an ocean wave & balance - gentlespoons by right hands and 2nd neighbors by left hands
4
2nd neighbors pull by left on left diagonal ⁋
A2 4
form an ocean wave & balance - ladles by left hands and 3rd neighbors by right hands
12
3rd neighbors swing
B1 6
circle left 3 places
10
partners swing
B2 6
circle left 3 places
2
pass through ⁋
8
1st neighbors do si do once

Note “first” at the end of the dance is “new first”

Bill Olson Notes: Originally B2 was "Circle Left 3/4, Do sa do N x 1.5 to meet new Neighbor". Thanks to Rick Mohr for the suggestion to rearrange it as written above! With the exception of A1, this is a pretty "ordinary dance". The original thinking was like this. There's a lot of dances where you balance a wave across and then walk forward to a new wave and balance again. While I like this move a lot, I always thought in these dances, there is just too much time allowed to walk to the next, so I figured how about pulling by on the diagonal (which is sort of the natural direction to go in anyway!) to form the next wave with opposite role in the center. The TRICK to making this work, since each subsequent balance starts on the opposite foot (you always start the balance towards your Neighbor) is to either take 3 or five steps to get to the next wave. It might help (or it might hurt) to tell the dancers this is not unlike what you do in a "Rory O' More" inspired dance, but that's the same foot pattern - (balance R, slide R, balance L, slide L). Try the footwork to see how it works before trying to explain it to the dancers. Finally, the dance is especially excellent if the dancers do the Rory O'More "twirl" while they are progressing to the next wave. I don't normally instruct the dancers to do this, but if you mention it, the dancers that know the move will do it and it works just fine! When dancers pop out the ends, they go right back in most of the time. In this case, they can give the free hand to their partner and balance and pull by to cross over, face back into the dance and just do what the NEXT person asks them to! I first called this dance at a very small Kittery Maine dance on Aug 8, 2003, just to see if it worked. The next time I called it was at the VFW hall in Cambridge, MA, to a very large crowd where the triple progression dance made more sense. Afterwards Lisa Greenleaf came up and said, "You should call that dance at NEFFA. It's great in a crowded hall and you get to visit everybody!" Well this brought up a couple things I hadn't really though of. First it is great in a crowded hall just because it's very compact, no courtesy turns or moves that go outside the set. Second you really do visit everybody which is a great feature at a festival like NEFFA where the lines are so long you usually don't even get half way through the set. Actually, you don't quite get to visit everybody, but certainly all of the members of the opposite role and about half of the ones of same role. This dance is named for Eleanor Fahrney of Buena Vista, CO (pronounced "byoona vista") who was having a great time dancing it at the VFW.

Unnamed Becket

by: unknown

introduces moves: slide along set, allemande

formation: Becket

A1 2
slide left along set ⁋
6
circle left 3 places
8
neighbors allemande right 1½
A2 16
gentlespoons start a full hey - lefts in center, rights on ends
B1 16
neighbors balance & swing
B2 6
circle left 3 places
10
partners swing

No clue what dance this is, but I'm sure someone wrote it before I did, so I'm not going to call it mine.

Trip to Mountain City

by: Isaac Banner

introduces moves: slice, give & take, long lines, star, promenade

formation: Becket

A1 4
slice left ⁋
4
gentlespoons take neighbors
8
neighbors swing
A2 8
long lines forward & back ⁋
8
star left 3 places with new neighbors
B1 8
partners promenade
8
ladles start a half hey - rights in center, lefts on ends
B2 16
partners balance & swing

Be sure to ID new neighbors during the long lines.

Needs a fast tune, otherwise people reach the B2 with 4 beats to spare. Either ask the band to play something at 120 or tell the dancers to enjoy a nice, slow star.

Waltz/Break

The Salmon Time Around

by: Isaac Banner

formation: Becket ccw

A1 4
pass through to an ocean wave - ladles by left in the center, neighbors by right on the sides
2
partners allemande right ½
2
gentlespoons allemande left ½
8
neighbors start a half hey - rights on ends, lefts in center - neighbor pass right
A2 16
neighbors balance & swing
B1 4
ladles allemande right ¾ ⁋
4
ladles allemande left ¾ (next ladles) - gentlespoons slide to follow partner
8
partners start a half hey - rights on ends, lefts in center - partner pass right
B2 16
partners balance & swing

No balance before the swing through in A1

You Can Get There From Here

by: Linda Leslie

introduces moves: Rory O'More, custom

formation: improper

Dance starts in short wavy lines: from improper formation, neighbors take right hands, ladles take left in the center.

A1 8
balance & Rory O'More right
8
balance & Rory O'More left
A2 16
neighbors balance & swing
B1 8
circle left 3 places
8
partners swing
B2 8
circle left 3 places and walk forward
4
form an ocean wave & balance - ladles by left hands and neighbors by right hands -forward and back
4
walk forward to ⁋
0
form an ocean wave - ladles by left hands and neighbors by right hands

Petronella Jig

Last Hey

by: Isaac Banner

introduces moves: balance

formation: Becket

A1 8
circle left 3 places
4
balance the ring
4
pass through ⁋
A2 8
ladles allemande left 1½ (new ladles)
4
balance short waves
4
partners allemande right ¾
B1 16
ladles start a full hey - lefts in center, rights on ends
B2 16
partners balance & swing

Based on Paul Balliet's First Hey, shifted and with one phrase changed. Offers an opening that works much better with a barn-burner of a tune, with a runaway B section. Manages the energy throughout the sequence better than Paul's original dance, in my opinion. At the very least it offers a distinctly more driving and chunky feel compared to the original.

Homeward Bound

by: Andrea Nettleton

Time Permitting

introduces moves: petronella

formation: Becket

A1 8
ladles allemande right 1½
8
neighbors swing
A2 8
long lines forward & back
8
gentlespoons allemande left 1½ to trade places
B1 8
balance & petronella
8
balance & petronella
B2 14
partners balance & swing
2
slide left along set ⁋

Waltz