Phinney 4-Jan-2019

user: Adam Carlson

The Baby Rose

by: David Kaynor

introduces moves: swing, circle, do si do, chain, star

formation: improper

A1 16
neighbors balance & swing
A2 8
circle left 3 places
8
partners do si do once
B1 16
partners balance & swing
B2 8
ladles chain
8
star left 4 places to new neighbor ⁋

Young at Heart

by: Steve Zakon-Anderson

This dance is not published.

Twirling At The Altar variation

by: Steve Zakon-Anderson

Sub B2: Partner Pixie meltdown

This dance is not published.

Third Saturday Stampede

by: Scott Higgs

This dance is not published.

Pixie Star

by: Adam Carlson

introduces moves: pass by, long lines, gyre, custom

formation: Becket

A1 6
circle left 3 places
2
neighbors pass by right shoulders
8
next neighbors swing
A2 8
long lines forward & back
8
ladles chain
B1 4
ladles gyre ¾ gentlespoons enter in front of partner
8
gyre star once ladles drop out on home side
4
gentlespoons gyre ¾ back to home side ⁋
B2 16
partners long swing (optional balance)

Can be dizzying, don't call near end of evening or for too long.
Originally named Gypsy Star. I prefer the term Pixie, though "X gyre" seems to have won the day.

Balance and Bounce

by: Marty Fager

This dance is not published.

Set break

La Grande Voyage

by: Adam Carlson

introduces moves: right left through, allemande, balance the ring, custom

formation: Becket

If there's no one to do the diagonal right and left through with, don't move, wait on the side for the ladles allemande. There will be people to dance with in 8 beats. If you're out at the bottom wait on the side with your partner and come in on the diagonal right and left through.

Like many double progression dances, this is better with an odd number of people in the set, as you have almost no interaction with every other couple.

A1 8
left diagonal right left through
8
ladles allemande right 1½
A2 16
neighbors balance & swing
B1 4
balance the ring
4
Leapfrog - Gentlespoons don't move - roll your partner from across to your side
4
balance the ring
4
Leapfrog - Ladles don't move - roll your partner from side to across the set
B2 4
balance the ring - gentlespoons bring your partner home to your side
12
partners swing

Caller notes

Leapfrog - Like petronella but you take turns with your partner and move two places, leapfrogging each other around the square. Each time through, one person is the anchor, they stay still and don't move. They roll their partner diagonally around the petronella square from their left hand to their right.

How I teach it

Gentlespoons, you're the anchor. You stand still and don't move. Your partner is across the set from you in your left hand. You want them next to you on your right. Draw them towards you, roll them to your right hand and send them to where your neighbor is now.
Balance the ring
Ladles, now you're the anchor. Don't move! Your partner is next to you in your left hand. You want them across the set from you. Draw them towards you then roll them to your right hand and send them across the set.
Balance the ring
Gentlespoons, bring your partner home for a swing. End looking on the left diagonal.

Author notes

I wrote this dance during the drive from Seattle to La Grande, OR, where I was calling a dance weekend. Thanks to Kathy Anderson and Charles Krausche for helping me hone the dance. They originally suggested the name "Bumpercars" for the signature move, but I later changed it to Leapfrog which is more descriptive.

The dance is named in the tradition of "Trip to X" dances. It's a mash-up of "voyage à La Grande" ("trip to La Grande") and "le grand voyage" ("the great trip").

Judah Jig

by: Charlie Fenton

This dance is not published.

Monday Night in Ballard

by: Mike Richardson

This dance is not published.