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Melrose parade, 2016
Michael Dyck's Contradance Index
Complex Vars 2017g
NT & Math Crypto 2016g
DfyQ 2015g (NO WEBPAGE)
Melrose Nemo Parade, 2015
Melrose Moon Parade, 2016
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: 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.
[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.