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Advanced Contra: Boltin Center, 29Jan2017, Sunday

Dance Manager: Norma Wilson. After-Party: Norma & Mike.
Band: Possum trot: Laura Price (fiddle). Pete (banjo/guitar), Eleta (pennywhistle), Kai (percussion), Sucsy. Benny McDowell (keyboard).

Green Mountain Petronella  |  Petronella
The Cure for the Claps by Bob Isaacs.
Ring-bal, petronella(4+4), partner swing(8).
Ring-bal, petronella(4+4), nbr swing(8).
DTHall line4 [ONEs in the center], turn alone(6+2), UTHall, bend line(6+2). 4-by-4 go down the floor
Circle left all the way(8). Ring-bal(4), Cal-twirl(4).
VideoCameraBob Isaacs | Crowfoot. See 4:20-4:42.
VideoCameraJonathan King | Flying Turtles. Contra till 2:53, then a waltz.

Broken Sixpence by Don Armstrong.
[IMPROPER: 3 dosido's]
[New] Nbr dosido(8). Gents dosido(8).
Ladies dosido(8). ONEs swing, face down the hall(8), step between TWOs.
Line4-DTHall, turn alone(6+2). Line4-UTHall, bend the line(6+2).
Circle left(8) [or Right-hand Star]. [Reverse] Left-hand Star(8).
VideoCameraInisheer Irish Dance | Contra from 15:58 till 21:22, Jonathan King calling | Waltz.
Band: Flying Turtles. At 21:30, Joe tries to steal my waltz partner. Unsuccessfully.

*  NBR balance&swing(4+12) [on the side].
*  Long-lines, roll-away while backing up(8).
ONEs swing, face down the hall(8), step between TWOs.

Meeting of the Waters  | Red-Haired Boy  | Joys of Québec
Ceremonial Mirror by Jonathan King (June 2016).
[Rev-progr-BECKET: Turn foursome 1-click to the RIGHT. This is your home-side.]

[New] Gents Allemand-L 1.5 (8), to swing Nbr(8).
Gents pass L-shoulder to start a full hey (8+8).
Gents cross the set, passing L-shoulders, to gypsy partner and melt into swing(4+4+8).
Mad-robin-twirl, Gents sliding-right in front of partner(8). [As lady returns to place, she does a 3/4 twirl, pulling R-shoulder back, to catch her partner's L-hand, then stepping into the circle-to-the-R with current NBRs.]
[Take Hands-4], Circle RIGHT all way, then Slide-right [lady leading] to new NBRs(8).
This is an homage to Adriane Moser's Three Ceremonies, written for our own Bob Saint Laurent.

Maliza's Magical Mystery Motion by Cary Ravitz.
[BECKET: Reverse proression]
[These] Gents allemand-Left 1.5 (8). Nbr swing(8).
[Hang on to that NBR and] Promenade across(8). Ladies chain(8).
Ring-balance, spin one place to the right, as in Petronella, and turn alone to face a new nbr(8). Form ring with new couple, balance, and spin one place to the right(8).
Partner bal&swing(4+12).
VideoCameraLEAF Festival Spring 2011 #1 VideoCameraand #2.

Announce: Contra then Square.
Butterfly  | A fig for a kiss   [Slip-jig!]
Have band play a bit of Butterfly.

Bugaboo by Chris Page.
[IMPROPER: Slip-jig. Teaching: Pass thru one couple; the couple-out stands reversed, with Lady on Left.]
[Current nbr] NBR box-the-Gnat(3), then Pull-by-R(3).
[With] With prev.NBR: Swat-the-flea(3), then Pull-by-L(3).

[Back to curr.nbr] Current NBR swing(12).
Gents cross the set by L-shoulder(3). Partner swing(9).
[Quick] Ladies-chain(6). Crosstrails though(6). [Pass ptr-R across the set, pass nbr-L along the set, to face New nbr. ]

Kimmswick Express by Gene Hubert.
HEADs/SIDEs go forward and back(8). HEADs/SIDEs Right-and-Left through(8).
HEADs/SIDEs circle left 3-places and pass through(6+2).
Dosido the one you meet 1+¼ to wavy-lines [ladies in the center] at the SIDES/HEADS.

Bal-the-wave(2+2). [Swing through] All R-allemand(2), Gents only L-allemand(2), swing partner(8).
Promenade home(16).
VideoCameraTeach 1:04. Dance 3:07. Nils Fredland | Ethan Hazzard-Watkins, Owen Morrison.
Break:  Four-ladies chain [R-Hands-Across Star] and the gentlemen change [with a] courtesy turn(4+4). (Done 4 times. 4×8=32; Gents pull-by with Right-hand.)
Corner L-allemand(4), Partner do-si-do(8), Corner L-allemand(4), Partner Pull-by!, Grand-R-and-L(16), [When you get home] Swing your own!
GS Intro/End:  Sides-Face! Grand-Square!: 1-2-3-turn 1-2-3-turn 1-2-3-turn 1-2-3-Reverse (4+4+4+4) 1-2-3-turn 1-2-3-turn 1-2-3-turn 1-2-3-Reverse (4+4+4+4). (Total: 16+16=32)
Partner-swing(16), [Circle-L, Circle-R   OR  Into-the-center twice]
[Thank your partner, thank the set.]
End1:  Corner, L-allemand(8). Partner, R-allemand(8).
Corner, you swing(8). Partner, do-si-do(8); face your partner…
…pull-by!, Grand Right-and-Left(6); when you see your partner, Box-The-Gnat(2), and come on back…
pull-by!, Grand Right-and-Wrong(8), till you get back home.

Swing your partner(8). And in to the center with a great big shout(8)!
[Thank your partner, thank the set.]
Mari's Wedding (G)  | Rose Tree  | Mari's Wedding (D) [happy]
Labor of Love by Kathy Anderson.
[IMPROPER: Alternating 1s/2s Contra Corners. Note DIR-PROG.]
Nbr bal&swing(4+12).
Long-lines(8). ONEs/TWOs R-hand balance across the set, Box-the-Gnat(4+4). [Gnat puts all the Gents on one rail, Ladies on the other]
ONEs/TWOs turn Contra Corners(4+4+4+4).
ONEs/TWOs bal&swing(4+12); End that swing facing original Dir-Prog. [Push apart to step to opposite rails, to face a new nbr].
VideoCameraAdina Gordon | Crowfoot. In Quebec.
VideoCameraKaren Jackson | Playing with Fire.

Swallowtail  | Old Grey Cat  | Dancing Bear
[Folks had trouble with the progression. I'll be working on concise way to explain the progression.]
Double Chocolate by Jim Kitch.
[INDECENT: Needs an even number of couples. ONEs stay ONEs, TWOs stay TWOs, the whole dance. You travel with your group-of-four. Now take hands-8, As, Bs, Cs, Ds. The A&B couples travel together DTHall. The C&D couples travel together UTHall. When C&D get to the top of the line, they're out for 1 cycle, then come back in as A&B.]

Corner, bal & swing: Ends with partner, middles with nbr, Bal&swing(4+12). (End in square formation; the ends are the heads.)
In-to-the-center-and-back(8). Head-Ladies chain(8).
Four ladies chain [R-hands-across star, halfway].  Side-Ladies chain(8+8).
HEADS cross-trail-through, and go around one [each A goes around one B; the As end up above the Bs](8). Long-lines(8).
VideoCameraGaye Fifer | Scarlet Runner String Band.
Old French  | @1:40 Growling Old Man & Grumbling Old Woman
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).

Waltz and Break.
Jump at the Sun (echoing)  | Brenda Stubbert's reel [eerie]
[No-walk-through, dynamically changing]
Small Potatoes 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).
Rory O'Moore  | Lilting Banshee  | Indian Point
Goody One Shoe by Rick Mohr.
[BECKET: Double-progr. Diamond formation. Id ONEs/TWOs & home-side.]
Make sure there's a couple across from you.
Ladies walk fwd(4) to make wavy-line in the middle, bal-R-L(2+2).
[Gents stay put] “Rory-O, and (a little bit) More”

Ladies slide/spin to the right and 1/4 more(4) to end with #1 ladies facing up, #2 ladies facing down. [Form a diamond, not with partner; ladies in middle and gents at the sides.] Balance the diamond(4).

“Petronella turn” one place to the right(4). [“Gents to the middle ”, Gents spin 1/4 more to a long wave of Gents.] Gents balance the wave(4). Gents spin to the right (as in Rory O'More) and 1/4 more(4). [Form a diamond, with partner; gents in middle and ladies at the sides]
Balance the diamond (4)

Gents L-allemande 3/4 round(4) into a 3/4 Hey(12) [NBRs pass R-shoulders to start].
Gypsy partner(8), then swing(8).
VideoCameraGeorge Marshall | ?.
Curvy Road to Corinth  | Wizard's Walk   [Alternating! Curvy then Wizard then Curvy then Wizard...]
Polly-Wolly-Amorous by Joey Norton.
[BECKET, std-single-prog: Double-contra, 128 beats. If extra couple, they get on left diagonal. Gent, your Hey-buddy=shadow, is the lady in your L-hand, when you becketized.]

Circle left 3-places(8), Nbr swing(8).
On left-diagonal, Ladies chain(8). [Straight across] Ladies start half-hey(8).
Bal&swing your Hey-buddy(4+12).
Long-lines(8). (Turn to face) Partner swing(8). [Couple out, swing Ptr who is across from you, but THEN Couple get on left-diagonal.]

Circle left 3-places(8), Nbr swing(8).
On Left-Diagonal, Ladies chain(8). [Straight across] Ladies start half-hey(8).
[Face Ptnr] Partner swing(8). Long-lines(8).
On Left-Diagonal, Rights-&-lefts(8). [Straight across] Rights-&-lefts(8).

Angelina (the) Baker  | Ducks on the Pond  | Sugar Hill
Sleepless at Pinewoods by Bob Isaacs.
[IMPROPER: Identify gent's home side]
[R-L-Grand] Nbr1 pull-by R, nbr2 pull-by L, nbr3 pull-by R (2+2+2). Nbr4 allemande-L, nbr3 pull-by R, nbr2 pull-by L(6+2+2).
[When you go out on the star, immediately face your partner (don't change places), give R-hand to partner, and pull-by in the R-L-Grand. When you return, then put the lady on the right].

Nbr1 bal&swing(4+12).
Circle-L 3-places(6). Partner swing(10) [on Gent's home side].
Ladies chain to Nbr1 (8). Star-L [all the way round](8).
VideoCameraGeorge Marshall | Wild Asparagus.
VideoCamera(private home) | Heather and Claire.
Juneapple  | Elzic's Farewell
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?].

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