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Melrose parade, Sat. 10Dec2016
The Right Stuff
Astrodancers assembled at the
The parade was along SR 26, 10AM-11:30AM.
the title of the
2016 Merry Melrose
was Cosmic Christmas, we settled on
a Moon/Astronaut theme...
Here we are, attaching --as Anne colorfully put it--
Shortly before liftoff...
Various techical problems were handled expeditiously. Helmets tended to rotate
--and bling to fall-off--
when the dancers moved, so we invisibly taped them in place.
[The bling, not the dancers.]
Switched from a headset to a corded mic.
Run-throughs of the dance showed that the shortness of the contra line
Top/bottom couple is out became part of the calls. Everyone was in fine spirits and fine
Here is our launch-vehicle at pre-flight inspection:
Karan Newman (mandolin),
Laura Price (fiddle),
Eleta Sucsy (pennywhistle),
Pat Stevens (guitar),
Pete Sucsy (Sound).
and a bit of
& David Hastings
& Dwight Jenkins
& Patrick Harrigan [Intrepid Photographer]
& Jeff Shapiro
& Nina Shubert
Partner switch: Christin
& Joe Rush
Jill & Dwight.
David & Carol.
Nina & Dwight.
Carol, David, Jill, Jeff.
The final Helmetless run-through.
L-to-R: Dwight, Anne, Jeff, Eleta, Carol, David, Christin, Jonathan.
filmed by Laurel Semmes,
edited by Patrick Harrigan.
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.
donned astronaut helmets [a big hit with the crowd!],
cheerfully allemanding with obstructed vision --and CO2 buildup.
Happy/relieved Organizer and Caller
high-fived, after passing the Judges Stand, as everything had worked.
A brief swing-dance spontaneously occurred.
[Clicking on the righthand image gives another swing photo.]
The float-judges give
one award in each of four categories:
Dancing Fish of Lake Santa Fe,
Best Entry Overall
Gathered around the Float-meister.
Pete gets into a photo..
come full orbit
--the float is back at Mossman Hall
in preparation for...
... next year's Floating Contra.