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Boltin Center, 17Feb2018, Sat.

7-10PM, lesson 6:40PM.
Dunehoppers: Mike Elias (guitar). Mac Benford (banjo), Allen Hood (fiddle), Kathy Zemanek (banjo, bass), Bob Parsons (mandolin, fiddle, bass),

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.

The Barn Mixer by Rick Mohr.
[Scattered-fours, couple-with-couple. Contra-music.]
Circle left(8). R-star, wrist-grip star(8).
Slide hands to Rights-&-lefts with Nbr(8). Dosido Nbr(8).
Nbr bal&swing(4+12); this is your new partner.
Promenade anywhere with new partner(16), to find another couple to circle with.

Mad Frederick, B by Jonathan King. (2017Aug05)
[Face across] With (“New”) nbrs, mad-robin, Gents sliding left BEHIND nbr-lady(8). [As ladies come back to place] Ladies snag L-hands to allemand-L 1.5 (8),
Partner gypsy, [melt into a] swing(4+12) [gents home side].
DTHall line4, ONEs left of TWOs(4), center-couple Cal-twirl(4) [outsides turn alone to make G1,G2,L1,L2]. Come back UTHall(6), bend the line(2)...
...Circle RIGHT 3-places(8). Nbr swing(8).
An homage to Tom Hinds' fine Frederick Contra. Written in the shower that morning, then called at Cocoa Beach that evening.

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.

Announce: Contra, then Square, then contra

A Pirate's Life for Me by Nathaniel Jack.
[IMPROPER: Id DIR-PROG for the gypsy]
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 two places to snag L-hands(3); Gents L-allemand to face partner(5).
Partner bal&swing(4+12).
Ladies dosido 1.5(8). Gypsy current nbr(8), to face new nbr.
VideoCameraNils Fredland | Perpetual e-Motion. VideoCamera Charlie Dyer | Briarpickers.

The Perfect Square by Rob?.
[Square-Keeper: ]
HEADs/SIDEs Pass-the-ocean(4), balance the wave(4). Walk fwd(2) and swing the one you meet(6), to make lines at the SIDES/HEADS.
Lines fwd-and-back(8). Center four walk-fwd and swing partner to face up-down/across.
[Center four] Pass-the-ocean, balance the wave(4+4). Allemand-R 1.5 (8) to face corner.
Allemand-L your corner, swing partner(8+8).

Folklife Frolic by Lindsey Dono.
Star-R all-way(8). [With curr.nbr] Allemand-R 1.5 (8) to long waves (gents face in).
Balance then circulate(4+4) [gents cross]. Balance, circulate(4+4) [ladies cross].
Balance, circulate(4+4) [gents cross] to swing partner(8).
Ladies chain(8). Star-L all-way(8) to find a new NBR..

Waltz and Break.

Hey the line by Tom Calwell.
[4-FACING-4: Step forward to the left for a wavy line of 8]
Balance the wave(2+2), Ladies allemand-L halfway(4), pass partner by right to start Hey-for-eight(8).
Continue hey until you meet your partner(8), Partner swing(8); end with center couples facing sides and outside couples facing center. [becket]
[Hands-4] Circle left three-places, nbr swing(8+8).
Balance the ring(4), partner roll away(4), Balance the ring(4), walk forward [i.e, pass through, passing R-shoulders](4) to form wavy line with new nbrs.
VideoCameraJack Mitchell | Party of Three.

Apogee by Chris Page.
[BECKET: Contra-stretch, for orbit room.]
[J-promenade] Partner-promenade across, face-in, slide right to face a new couple(8). Ladies chain(8).
Ladies allemand-R 1.5, while Gents orbit CCW halfway(8). Nbr swing(8).
GENTS L-hand chain(8) to partner [C.P recommends pull-by L, and allemand-R partner]. Gents allemand-L 1.5, while Ladies orbit CW halfway(8).
Partner gypsy(8), and swing(8).
VideoCameraAlex Deis-Lauby | Chimney Swift.

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.

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