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Eugene.The.Nettles.10.13.18

user: Isaac Banner

Table of Contents

  1. Back of the Envelope

  2. The Nice Combination by Gene Hubert
  3. 20 Below by Bill Olson
  4. Butter by Gene Hubert
  5. You're Among Friends

  6. Still More O'Moore

  7. Waltz/Break

  8. Folklife Frolic by Lindsey Dono
  9. Luna in the Library

  10. There Is No Way to Peace; Peace Is the Way by Erik Hoffman
  11. Eleanor’s Reel by Bill Olson
  12. March for Andrea by Isaac Banner
  13. Mary Cay's Reel

  14. Waltz

Back of the Envelope

The Nice Combination

by: Gene Hubert

introduces moves: swing, down the hall, up the hall, circle, chain, star

formation: improper

A1 16
neighbors long swing, end in a line
A2 8
down the hall and turn as a couple
8
up the hall and bend into a ring
B1 8
circle left 3 places
8
partners swing
B2 8
ladles chain
8
star left 4 places ⁋

20 Below

by: Bill Olson

introduces moves: balance, custom, allemande, hey

formation: Becket

Nice to start with a couple out at the top because the progression is in A2
Last time thru likewise should start with a couple out at top

A1 8
circle left 3 places to wavy line across, L in cntr
4
balance wave
4
move forward to new wavy line (progression) ⁋
A2 8
balance the wave
8
neighbors swing
B1 8
gentlespoons allemande left 1½
8
partners start a half hey - rights on ends, lefts in center
B2 16
partners balance & swing (start again with same neighbors)

Butter

by: Gene Hubert

introduces moves: slide along set, long lines

formation: Becket

A1 2
slide left along set ⁋
6
circle left 3 places
8
neighbors swing
A2 8
long lines forward & back
8
ladles chain
B1 16
ladles start a full hey - rights in center, lefts on ends
B2 16
partners balance & swing

You're Among Friends

Still More O'Moore

Waltz/Break

Folklife Frolic

by: Lindsey Dono

introduces moves: box circulate

formation: improper

A1 8
star right 4 places
8
neighbors allemande right 1½
A2 8
balance & box circulate - gentlespoons cross while ladles loop right
8
balance & box circulate - ladles cross while gentlespoons loop right
B1 8
balance & box circulate - gentlespoons cross while ladles loop right
8
partners swing
B2 8
ladles chain
8
star left 4 places ⁋

Luna in the Library

There Is No Way to Peace; Peace Is the Way

by: Erik Hoffman

introduces moves: do si do, star promenade, custom, butterfly whirl

formation: Becket ccw

A1 6
ladles do si do once in the center
10
partners swing
A2 8
gentlespoons allemande left 1½
8
neighbors swing
B1 8
long lines forward & back
8
ladles allemande right 1½
B2 6
ladles star promenade right ¾
0
next gentlespoons catch left
6
star promenade left ¾ ⁋
4
butterfly whirl

Eleanor’s Reel

by: Bill Olson

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

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.

March for Andrea

by: Isaac Banner

introduces moves: balance the ring, California twirl, roll away, give & take

formation: Becket

Andrea Nettleton told me she wished callers would do more down the halls, but all the ones in my box were pretty basic and I wanted something that used it as less of an "away we go" and more of a buildup.

A1 8
gentlespoons allemande left 1½
8
neighbors swing and end facing down
A2 8
down the hall and turn alone
8
up the hall and bend into a ring
B1 4
balance the ring
4
partners California twirl ⁋
4
balance the ring
4
gentlespoons roll away neighbors with a half sashay
B2 4
balance the ring
4
gentlespoons take partners
8
partners swing

Mary Cay's Reel

Waltz