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20181202 Caller's Choice with Ramblin' Rosies

user: Allison Jonjak

Table of Contents

  1. Lanny's Back by Erik Weberg

    new

  2. Pivot the Line by Jacqui Grennan

    new

  3. ANTICI...PATION by Alan Prince Winston

    new

  4. Fifty-fifty by Bob Isaacs

    new

  5. The Country of Marriage by Susan Kevra

    new

  6. Climate Change's Reel by Ron T. Blechner

    done before

  7. Marshmallows in Flight by Rich Goss

    new

  8. Surfing the Set by Bob Isaacs and Richard Alan Fisher

    done before

Lanny's Back

by: Erik Weberg

new

introduces moves: meltdown swing, give & take, swing, balance the ring, pass by, petronella, California twirl

formation: improper

A1 16
neighbors meltdown swing
A2 8
gentlespoons give & take partners
8
partners swing
B1 4
balance the ring
4
ladles pass by right shoulders
4
balance the ring
4
gentlespoons pass by right shoulders
B2 8
balance & petronella
4
balance the ring
4
partners California twirl ⁋

While the A section is pretty variable and the B section, with its iconic swaps across the ring, is what identifies any "Lanny's" dance, I believe this is the original version of the dance. At the very least, it's the version I last heard Erik call.

Pivot the Line

by: Jacqui Grennan

new

introduces moves: down the hall, up the hall, gyre, do si do

formation: improper

Couple one standing between couple two, all facing down the hall: gentlespoon 2, ladle 1, gentlespoon 1, ladle 2 (from caller's right to left)

A1 4
down the hall and turn alone towards neighbor, 4 steps, rejoin hands in line of four
4
down the hall backward 4 more steps
4
up the hall and turn alone, 4 steps
4
up the hall backward, bend the line
A2 8
twos gyre once
8
twos swing, face up to same neighbors
B1 16
neighbors balance & swing
B2 8
ones do si do once across the set
8
ones swing, end facing down between new neighbors

Jacqui Notes - I like calling the A1 of this dance the way I heard Rick Mohr call it at the Portland Raindance Weekend in April 2016

5-6-here we go

1-2- PIVOT- Backup, and a 1-2-and a come on back

1-2- PIVOT- Backup, and bend that line, 2's shoulder 'round

Original at http://www.jacquigrennan.com/pivot-the-line/

ANTICI...PATION

by: Alan Prince Winston

new

introduces moves: long lines, circle, custom, allemande

formation: improper

A1 8
long lines forward & back
8
circle left 4 places into a
A2 8
do si do as couples, once and a little more to launch ladles into
8
ladles allemande right once (or twice) to face partner
B1 0
MEANWHILE gentlespoons loop around to the left, left shoulder 'round the gentlespoon from the next set if there is one, return to face partner
16
partners balance & swing, open facing across
B2 4
balance the ring
8
neighbors swing on gentlespoons' side, open facing across ⁋

Alan shared this on a facebook thread, noting: conceived 9/9/2012 on drive home from Los Angeles.

Fifty-fifty

by: Bob Isaacs

new

This dance is not published.

The Country of Marriage

by: Susan Kevra

new

introduces moves: form an ocean wave, promenade, custom

formation: Becket

A1 8
circle left 3 places
8
neighbors do si do 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

Susan notes "at the end, wait out on side in Becket formation, so the gentlespoons can join in on the "zig-zag 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

Climate Change's Reel

by: Ron T. Blechner

done before

introduces moves: form long waves, box circulate

formation: improper

A1 16
neighbors balance & swing
A2 8
long lines forward & back
8
ladles do si do once to
B1 0
form long waves - gentlespoons face in, ladles face out (give right hand to neighbor)
8
balance & box circulate - gentlespoons cross while ladles loop right
8
partners swing
B2 8
circle left 3 places
4
balance the ring
4
partners California twirl ⁋

Marshmallows in Flight

by: Rich Goss

new

introduces moves: roll away

formation: improper

A1 4
balance the ring
4
gentlespoons roll away neighbors with a half sashay along
4
balance the ring
4
gentlespoons roll away partners with a half sashay across
A2 16
neighbors balance & swing
B1 4
gentlespoons give & take partners
12
partners swing
B2 8
circle left 3 places
4
balance the ring
4
partners California twirl ⁋

Surfing the Set

by: Bob Isaacs and Richard Alan Fisher

done before

formation: improper

A1 16
neighbors balance & swing
A2 8
circle left 3 places
8
partners swing
B1 8
partners promenade
8
ladles do si do 1½ to face out in long wavy line
B2 8
balance & box circulate - gentlespoons cross while ladles loop right
8
balance & box circulate - ladles cross while gentlespoons loop right to next neighbor ⁋