20181202 Caller's Choice with Ramblin' Rosies

user: Allison Jonjak

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

Introduce new neighbor by looking past first Neighbor

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 ⁋