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Boltin center, 15Feb2014


Yazoo Kickstarts    Members: Mike Stapleton (fiddle,banjo), Lloyd Baldwin (fiddle,banjo), Chuck Levy (fiddle, banjo), Eleta Sucsy (pennywhistle, percussion), Pete Sucsy (banjo, guitar), Sound: Chris Paschall (“Pascal”).

Simplicity Swing by Becky Hill.
[IMPROPER: Identify ONEs/TWOs, and direction of progression.]
Nbr bal&swing(4+12).
Circle left 3-places(8). Partner swing(8).
Long-lines(8). Ladies chain [to nbr](8).
Star-L 4-places(8). Next Nbr dosido(8).
OR: A2: Long-lines and Gents take partner back to Gents side(8). Partner swing(8).
VideoCameraJean Gorrindo | Celtic Spring. VideoCameraLinda Leslie, calling the give&take variant.



Frederick Contra by Tom Hinds.
[IMPROPER:]
(“New”)Gents dosido(8). Ladies allemand-L 1.5, to change places(8).
Partner bal&swing(4+12).
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). Gents look for new gent on L-diagonal.



Heartbeat Contra by Don Flaherty.
[IMPROPER:]
Bal-the-ring then petronella(8). Bal-the-ring, petronella(8).
Bal-the-ring(4). Nbr swing(12) on the side.
Ladies  1.5 in the middle(8), partner swing(8) on the side.
Circle-left 3-places(8). Ring-bal(4), California twirl(4).
VideoCameraHank Morris | Contraversial.



A Pirate's Life for Me by Nathaniel Jack.
[IMPROPER: Identify DIR-of-PROG(!) for the ]

Nbr bal&swing(4+12).
Pass through to an ocean wave(4) [“pass the ocean”], bal-the-wave(4). Everyone spin/slide right, with Gents sliding past two people to snag L-hands(3); Gents L-allemand to face partner(5).
Partner bal&swing(4+12).
Ladies dosido 1.5(8). current nbr(8), to face new nbr.
VideoCameraNils Fredland | Perpetual e-Motion. VideoCamera Charlie Dyer | Briarpickers.






Snow Dance by Gene Hubert.
[IMPROPER: Shadows. 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]. L-hand star(8). No one there?: Dance with ghost couple. OR, turn alone, wait with Gent on the RIGHT.
With partner bal&swing(4+12).
Rights-and-lefts across(8). Ladies chain(8).
VideoCameraRuth Pershing. VideoCameraDarlene Underwood | Hotpoint.



Friday Night Fever by Tony Parkes.
[IMPROPER:]
Nbr Bal&Swing(4+12).
Gents Allemand-left 1.5 (8). Partner swing(8).
With partner, promenade across(8). Ladies chain(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); w.nbr pull-by(2)], to face new NBR. Gents always turn right, ladies turn left.
VideoCamera Beth Molaro | Appalachian Storm.


Three Ceremonies 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).
VideoCameraJonathan King (no-walk-through) | Montage.
VideoCameraJolaine Jones-Pokorney | Barnstorm.
Posted on the Callers mailing list was: “The published choreography has B1 as pass rt shoulder to gypsy partner, then swing.”


Waltz and Break.
Not all Earthquakes are Andreas' Fault by Jonathan King. (July 2013)
[BECKET: The Earthquake! shakes you from the-one-you're-swinging to swinging-the-next. (Triple-Swing version, single-progression.)]
[Before becketizing: Id DIR-PROG. Pass through up-down, takes hands4 with the next; these are your current nbrs. Your Previous nbrs are behind you. Now BECKETIZE.]

Star-R 3-places(8). With new couple “your previous nbrs”, star-L all-the-way(8).

[Face orig. Nbr; ONEs down, TWOs up]  Square-Through [Nbr R-hand bal and pull-by(4+2); w.prtnr L-hand pull-by across(2); w.nbr R-hand bal and pull-by(4+2); w.prtnr pull-by across(2)], to face current nbr. In this Square-Through: Gents always turn right, ladies turn left.

Swing curr.nbr(8). “Earthquake! You swing the next!” Face away from the-one-you-swung, and swing the next(8) [in your Dir-Prog.].

Circle-left 3-places(8). Partner swing(8).

Written for my Cocoa Beach friend, Andreas. First called at his dance.





Petrozilla by Marty Fager.
[4-FACING-4:]
2c
B3
1d
A4
. Short-lines, forward and back(8). Swing your Corner(8). _c2_
1__d
B__3
_4A_
. (The lady in gent's L-hand)

“All four ladies, chain halfway.” _A2_
1__B
d__3
_4c_
. The four ladies do a righthand-star, halfway round(8), courtesy turn.
Hands-8, Petronella: Ring-balance(4), and Petronella spin one place to the right(4). _2B_
A__3
1__c
_d4_
.

Partner bal&swing(4+12) _B2_
1__c
A__3
_4d_
.

(Stand like a square, Heads 1,3, Sides,2,4, CCW: 1,4,3,2.) Sides pass-through and turn alone(4). Heads pass-through and turn alone(4). “Sides pass, heads pass!” _4d_
c__1
3__A
_B2_
.
Hands-8, Petronella(8) d_1
4_A
c_2
3_B
; end (“Look, behind you! ”) facing Dir-Prog.



WarmUp 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 original direction.
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. Swing second-nbr(8), 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.
Its good if the music has an energy boost either on B1 [best] or A2. Also, kinda funky is good.






Sweet Music by Amy Kahn.
[IMPROPER: Scoop the Lady]
Gents left allemand(8) once around, and keep going. Scoop your partner [to cross the set] and Butterfly Whirl(8).
Ladies start a full hey(16).
[As gents come back to their partner] Partner bal&swing(4+12).
Rights&Lefts across the set [courtesy turn](8), gent roll-away the Lady, R-hand star(8). [“Gents look left allemand.”]
VideoCameraJonathan King | Barnstorm.
VideoCameraCaveman by Jim Hemphill, is similar.

Weave the Line by Kathy Anderson.
[IMPROPER: Double-progression. 3 sets of nbrs]
Lefthand star(8) [sugg.: wrist-grip star]. [Reverse] Circle-left(8).
[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.
Long lines(8). Actives swing(8) [“One's swing, Two's frame”.]
VideoCamera[Is this caller Tony Parkes?].


Spares
Oval-teen by Jonathan King. (July 2013)
[BECKET: At A2, explain the pattern: Gents allemand-L, oval-right; Ladies allemand-R, oval-left. In counting couples, count your own couple, when appropriate.]

[Slide-left to New Nbrs to...] Circle left 3-places(8). Nbr swing(8).
Gents allemand-L(8) [back to place].   Oval-right(8).
[You are across from your Partner, and same-gender Nbr; they are couple #1. Oval-R to past couple #2, #3, #4, and as you get to couple #5... (opposite gender in #5 is your “Distant Shadow”) Gents stop, Ladies get ready to...]

Ladies R-allemand with Lady #5 (8). Oval-left(8) [back to your original four-some, facing your Partner].
Circle left 3-places(8). Partner swing, and Slide-Left to face new Nbrs(8).
Written for my teen, Ruth, when she was 12, while driving to pick her up from Adventure Camp.

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).
Nbr Bal&swing(4+12).
Bal-the-ring(4). 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 one couple].
Gents snag L-hands then L-allemand 1x(8). Swing partner(8).
VideoCameraChattahoochee Country Dancers (CCD, Atlanta).
VideoCameraSue Rosen | The Figments. VideoCameraCis Hinkle | Troublesome Creek.



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