by Tom Hinds
Ladies allemand-L 1.5,
to change places(8).
DTHall line4, ONEs next to TWOs(6), turn as a couple(2).
Come back UTHall(6), bend the line(2)...
...Circle left 3-places(8). Nbr swing(8).
by Rick Mohr
[Scatter mixer: Couples in 4-somes or 6-somes or 8-somes]
Circle left(8). Dosido nbr(8).
Allemand-R partner 1.5
[sending ladies in](8).
Ladies star-L, while Gents orbit CW(8).
Bal&swing new partner(4+12).
Promenade anywhere with new partner(16)
[Find another group to circle with].
(Irish (or Jig) Potatoes
| Across a crowded room)
by Gene Hubert.
Teaching: Pass-through one-couple so that folks have a couple to
look for. (As usual, put lady on right.)]
[New nbrs, hand-4]
Ring-balance(4), then ladies trade places passing R-shoulder(4).
Ring-bal(4), with nbr California twirl [to face a new couple].
With new couple circle-left(8)
[gents, your shadow is in your L-hand].
With partner bal&swing(4+12).
Rights-and-lefts across(8). Ladies chain(8).
Labor of Love
by Kathy Anderson
[IMPROPER: Alternating 1s/2s Contra Corners. Note DIR-PROG.]
R-hand balance across the set, Box-the-Gnat(4+4).
[Gnat puts all the Gents on one rail, Ladies on the other]
turn Contra Corners(4+4+4+4).
bal&swing(4+12); End that swing facing original Dir-Prog.
[Push apart to step to opposite rails, to face a new nbr].
Hey on the fritz
(Star above the Garter)
by Jonathan King
[First, memorize DIR-PROG, to find new NBRs, for RH_star.
Now Becketize, hands in long lines, join at
ends to make a huge Oval. Partner in one hand, Shadow in the other.]
R-star all-the-way-around (8).
Ladies start half-hey(8).
[As Gents finish crossing the set, melt into a...]
Gents “Left-shoulder Hey”
[a half-hey](8). Gents pass L-shoulder, then R-shoulder with partner,
then looks right, and sticks out R-arm, ready for the star-R with new nbrs.
passes R-shoulder w.partner, then does a
with the other lady,
till she sees her partner's back; hook on to him and make a R-hand star
with New Nbrs.
by Ruth Ungar
[IMPROPER: Do the Contra Stretch! Hands4,
identify ONEs, and DIR-PROG.]
Circle left halfway, ring-balance(4+4).
Circle left halfway, ring-balance(4+4).
In your rings-of-four, starting on the side:
Square-Through 4 places
[R-to-Nbr, L-to-partner, R-to-Nbr, L-to-partner](2+2+2+2) .
Nbr 1.5(8) on the side, to progress.
End facing original-dir
[facing away from the couple you have been dancing with].
ONEs separate and go down outside TWOs, meet and continue down to split next TWOs;
ONEs now separate and back-up outside those TWOs, meet and back-up through previous TWOs,
ready to form the circle to start the dance again
[TWOs should oscillate in and out to make room]
[Lizard walk variant:
the TWOs can move up the set and back to share the work with the ONEs.]
by Jim Kitch
With nbr, Bal&Swing(4+12).
R-hands-across--Star 1x (8).
Ladies chain [to partner](8).
Ladies dosido(8). Partner swing(8).
Circle-left 3-places and pass thru(6+2), next nbr dosido(8).
by Erik Hoffman
[4-FACING-4, Becket. (Take hands4 with couple
in front of you, turn it one click to the left.)
Before becketizing, identify your
“Travel Buddies ”
in your short line4.
Crooked tune, 16×5=80 beats]
Circle left 3-places(6),
to a new set(2), to
Swing your new nbr(8).
[End in BECKET, facing partner, next to nbr, in two groups-of-four.]
[Four] Long lines, fwd&back(8).
Gents allemand-L 1.5 into(8)…
a long Wavy line of eight folk, your partner in your R-hand.
Rory O'More [wavy-bal, R-L, slide right catch
L-hands, bal L-R, slide left, snag R-hands](4+4+4+4).
Major [or Half] Hey-for-Eight(16).
Partner bal&swing(4+12); end in Becket formation.
[to be determined].
(Lamb's wool rag)
(? | Cincinnati Rag)
Dr. Bluhm's Delight
by Rick Mohr
[Shift left to meet next couple],
Circle left 3-places(2+6).
L-Handshake-star [Left-hands-across] 1/2
Gents drop out(4),
Ladies keep Allemanding-L 3-places more(4),
to Join R-hands with NBR to form wave-of-four across the set.
[Ladies have done a full-allemand and a little bit more.]
Allemand-R with NBR 5/8 (4).
Gents join L-hand with next gent to form diagonal wave; Bal-the-wave(4).
Gents allemand-L 3/4
to join R-hand with partner in other-diagonal wave(4).
Bal-the-wave(4) [you have partner in R-Hand].
As a medley: (Final dance
of the evening, No walk-through.)
by Don Lennartson
[BECKET: ID-dir-prog, THEN Becketize! Huge oval circle. ]
[Same two] Ladies chain(8). Long lines(8);
keep hands, and connect at the ends to make a huge oval.
Oval right(8) [“Ovaltine”].
Oval left(8) [“OvalTang”].
[Original foursomes] Circle-left(8).
[C'mon back with a] Left-hand star(8) all the way around
[Gent in front of his partner].
[Ladies look right and] Allemand-R the
new nbr-lady coming toward you(8).
Partner-swing(8), on the side.
by Adriane Moser
[BECKET: Slide-left to Ladies chain.]
[New] Ladies chain(8), into
Mad-Robin(8) [Ladies slide-L in front of NBR].
Ladies pass right to start a full hey (8+8).
Ladies cross the set,
passing right shoulders, to swing partner(4+12).
Long-lines(8). Circle left all way, then Slide-Left
to new NBRs(8).
Then back to Chainsaw Reel
Ted's Triplet #7
by Ted Sannella
[Triplet, PROPER: Couples #1 (also called Active couple)
Top two couples turn partner
Top two couples rights-and-lefts across(8)
[in middle place] turn contra-corners(4+4+4+4).
Active-couple bal&swing(4+12), end facing up, in
Original active-couple lead up to the top and
cast [around the outside] to the bottom(8).
[Other couples scootch up a bit]
All dosido partner(8) bca
Friday Night Fever
by Tony Parkes
Gents Allemand-left 1.5 (8).
With partner, promenade across(8).
[Face partner] Square-Through
[Across the set:
Prtnr R-hand bal and pull-by(4+2);
w.nbr L-hand pull-by(2);
w.prtnr bal and pull-by(4+2);
to face new NBR.
by Colin Hume
[Pronounced “eel lee”.
Circle-mixer waltz, double progression:
Couples start in big circle,
with Lady on the right. Parenthetical-numbers count triple-steps.]
Circle left(4). Circle right(4).
R-Hand turn partner(3), move on passing R-shoulder(1).
L-Hand turn the next(3), move on passing L-shoulder(1).
Give R-Hand to #3, bal. fwd-and-back(2); box the gnat(2).
Bal. fwd-and-back(2); do a wide turn-single, ending gents
facing out, ladies facing in(2); flowing into...
Do-si-do this new partner(4).
In ballroom position, waltz around(4), opening up w. lady on right,
hands joining in a big circle.
In-to-Center, back(8). Again(8).
Gent turns LH lady to him, swing(4+12).
Promenade(16) with swing-hands-out/in.
Cows are Watching
by Bill Pope
[BECKET: (Rev-progression dance.) Id DIR-PROG.
Hands4, then rotate Right one click]
Long lines(8). Ladies R-allemand 1.5 (8).
Gent rolls away his Partner, across the set
[from L-to-R](4), as he sashays R-to-L.
[He travels further than she, so as to start the weave.]
As a couple, weave left(4), weave right(4) [so you've gone around just
Gents snag L-hands then
L-allemand 1x(8). Swing partner(8).
Weave the Line
by Kathy Anderson
[IMPROPER: Double-progression. 3 sets of nbrs]
Lefthand star(8) [sugg.: wrist-grip star].
[Hang on to your partner]
Veer left around NBRs#1, veer right around NBRs#2 (4+4).
[As individuals] DoSiDo your nbr#3 (8).
[Look behind you] Bal&Swing(4+12) nbr#2.
Actives swing(8) [“One's swing, Two's frame”.]
by Jerry Blum, Patti Gutwein, John Lenarduzz,
Kathryn C. Millis, Josh Moses, Dave Notman,
Bill Olson, Kate Power, Cary Ravitz
[4-FACING-4: Has the “Awful Ladies” move.]
In line facing you. The couple on the diagonal has your
1st-nbr. In the couple across from you
is your 2nd-nbr.
You are facing your “Original Direction”.
Gents, you have 3 swings, each ending facing a
different direction. Your Partner-swing ends facing your
Lines-of-four, foward and back(8).
Up/down: In little-groups-of-four, ladies start a half-hey(8).
“All four ladies, chain halfway.”
The four ladies
do a R-hands-across-star, halfway round till they see their first-nbr(8).
Swing that nbr(8), ending facing across the set (i.e, like in long lines).
In your new little-groups-of-four, gents allemand-L
1.5(8) to your second-nbr.
ending facing Reverse Direction.
Face your partner, hands-4, circle left.
[Up/down in your new little-groups-of-four]
Circle left 3-places(8).
Swing partner, end facing Original Direction, in your line-of-four.