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Joe Rush's barn-dance, 11Mar2017, Saturday

Band: Possum trot: Laura Price (fiddle). Pete (banjo/guitar), Eleta (pennywhistle), Kai (percussion), Sucsy. Benny McDowell (keyboard). Caller:  JK.

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.

The Carousel by Tom Hinds.
[IMPROPER:]
Long-lines(8). Ladies allemand-L 1.5 (8). [End nose-to-nose with partner, Ladies facing out.]
Full-hey(16), start by passing partner by R-shoulder.
Partner bal&swing(4+12) [on gent's home side].
Circle left 3-places(8). Nbr swing(8).
VideoCameraDavid Keller | Playing with Fire.


Announce: Contra then Square.

[Dancer request:]
Beneficial Tradition by Dan Pearl.
[BECKET: Double progression.]

(New) Ladies L-allemand(8), and swing partner(8).
Circle left 3-places(8). Nbr swing(8).
Ladies chain(8). Long-lines(8). [All are home now.]
Zig-Zag! [Four pull-bys, double progressing. The lady is paralleling her partner, sort-of looking at his back.]
(across)Pull-by-LEFT with current Nbr (Whoop!).
(R-diag)Pull-by-R with next Same-gender (Whoop!).
Pull-by-Left with next Opp-gender (Whoop!)
Pull-by-R with next Same-gender (Whoop!).
[Now: New-Lady L-allemand, NOT the one she just pulled-by with.] .
[End: If no-one offers you a hand, stay put. Gents, when your partner is free for L-pull-by, then pull-by-L with partner.] [If extra couple at bottom, they line up becket, ready for the pull-by-R.]

The orig. choreography has A1: Allemand 1x(4), a bal-the-wave(4), swing(8). This is too rushed.
VideoCameraRyan Smistopher | Atcher, Beck, and Kahl.


Kimmswick Express by Gene Hubert.
[Square-keeper]
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.

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.]

Meeting of the Waters  | Red-Haired Boy  | Joys of Québec
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.

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?].

[Slightly altered Version]
Melrosean Triplet by Jonathan King.
[Triplet, PROPER: abc
123
Letters are Ladies,  diGits are Gents.]

Circle-6-Right, halfway(8) 321
cba
.
THREEs star-L [with the couple below] halfway(4) bc1
23a
[and flow into a]
THREEs star-R [with the couple below] halfway(4), to end in handshake with partner across the set ba3
21c
.


Box-DoSiDo: [“meanwhile-move”: Bottom couple (the THREEs) Balance & Box-the-Gnat(4+4), while top two couples mirror-DoSiDo Ptnr, Gents passing between the ladies. (ONEs DoSi, TWOs see-saw).] bac
213
.
Lines fwd-and-back(8).

Middle-couple [ONEs] turn Contra Corners(4+4+4+4).
ONEs swing(8) [drifting down between the THREEs] while THREEs cast-up [“ONEs swing-down, THREEs cast-up”] bca
231
.
Everyone, dosido partner(8).

Done to contra music, this dance is challenging. Done to waltz music, each 2 contra-steps becomes a single waltz triple-step; e.g, a parenthetical (8) means four waltz triple-steps.    In waltz timing, for “Lines-fwd-and-back” I recommend going fwd on the R-diagonal (triple-step 1), fwd on L-diagonal (triple-step 2), then reversing for the remaining two triple-steps. With hands-joined, this is very satisfying.



Butterfly  | A fig for a kiss   [Slip-jig]
Across the Way by Chris Page.
[IMPROPER: Slip-jig music.]
NBR swing(12).
Gents allemand-L [once around](6). [Gents keep allemanding, Ladies join behind their Ptnr, first time Ptnr passes, to form a] Hands-across star-L 3-places(6).
[Gents pull their R-shoulder back to] Partner swing(12) [on the ladies' home side].

Ladies chain(6). Crosstrails through(6).

Banish Misfortune [AABBC bump-bump]
Major Hey 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), Face up and down Pass thru and swing the next 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).
Partner Pull-by, Hey! Major [or Half] Hey-for-Eight(16). Keep on going till you see your Partner.
Partner bal&swing(4+12); end in Becket formation. Face that other couple!
VideoCameraCis Hinkle | Band? .



Jump at the Sun (echoing)  | Brenda Stubbert's reel [eerie]
[No-walk-through, dynamically changing, mutating ]
Small Potatoes by Jim Kitch.
[IMPROPER:]
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).

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