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 Gyre now.

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

When you're out, don't move, there will be people to dance with you shortly.

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

Caller notes

Bumpercar - Like petronella but you take turns with your partner and move twice as far, 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. 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 as far away from you as possible across the set. 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 and for naming the signature move.

The dance is named in the tradition of "Trip to X" dances. Although purposefully ungrammatical, in French it sorta means, "Trip to La Grande", but is also close to "the great journey".

Judah Jig

by: Charlie Fenton

This dance is not published.

Monday Night in Ballard

by: Mike Richardson

This dance is not published.