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Pinellas Park, 12May2018, Sat.

8-11PM, lesson 7:30PM. Host: Sue Stanczyk.

The Rafter Ringers.    Members: Rex Blazer (fiddle)[Lift Ticket]. Ted Strauss (guitar & ?), Greg Taillon (bass, accordion; Sound).

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.

Mad Scatter by Rick Mohr.
[Scatter mixer: Couples in 4-somes or 6-somes or 8-somes]
Circle left(8). Dosido nbr(8).
Allemand-R partner 1.5 [sending ladies in](8). Ladies star-L, while Gents orbit CW(8).
Bal&swing new partner(4+12).
Promenade anywhere with new partner(16) [Find another group to circle with].
Any number of couples can be in the circle left, ditto the star-L.

Frederica contra by Jonathan King.
(“New”)Ladies dosido(8). Gents allemand-R 1.5, to change places(8).
Gypsy partner, [melt into a] swing(4+12).
DTHall line4, ONEs to the right of the TWOs(6), turn as a couple(2) [L2,G2,L1,G1]. Come back UTHall(6), bend the line(2)...
...Circle RIGHT 3-places(8). Nbr swing(8). Ladies look for new gent on R-diagonal.
A role-reversal of Tom Hinds' fine Frederick Contra.
Three Ceremonies by Adriane Moser.
[BECKET: Slide-left to Ladies chain.]
[New] Ladies chain(8), into Mad-Robin(8) [Ladies slide-L in front of NBR].
Ladies pass right to start a full hey (8+8).
Ladies cross the set, passing right shoulders, to swing partner(4+12).
Long-lines(8). Circle left all way, then Slide-Left to new NBRs(8).
VideoCameraJonathan King (no-walk-through) | Montage.
VideoCameraJolaine Jones-Pokorney | Barnstorm.
Posted on the Callers mailing list was: “The published choreography has B1 as pass rt shoulder to gypsy partner, then swing.”
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.]
Pull-by-LEFT with current Nbr (Whoop!).
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 is there, 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.
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.
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..

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.
Hey on the fritz by Jonathan King.
[BECKET: [First, memorize DIR-PROG, to find new NBRs, for RH_star. Now Becketize, hands in long lines, join at ends to make a huge Oval. Partner in one hand, Shadow in the other.]
R-star all-the-way-around (8). Ladies look left to find Shadow. Shadow L-allemand(8).
Partner bal&swing(4+12).
Ladies chain(8). Ladies start half-hey(8). [As Gents finish crossing the set, melt into a...]
...Nbr swing(8). Gents “Left-shoulder Hey” [a half-hey](8). Gents pass L-shoulder, then R-shoulder with partner, then looks right, and sticks out R-arm, ready for the star-R with new nbrs. Each Lady passes R-shoulder w.partner, then does a L-shoulder gypsy with the other lady, till she sees her partner's back; hook on to him and make a R-hand star with New Nbrs.
A modification of: The Ritz by Gene Hubert.

Three videos of the dance being developed, to recorded music by Groovemongers:
VideoCamera2nd run (JK calling/dancing); taught as Becket dance, 24Aug2014.
VideoCamera1st run; taught as Improper dance, 27July2014.
VideoCamera3rd run, Becket; new music too slow, switched back to Groovemongers, 14Sept2014.
In place of WarmUp and Apogee, substituted
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).
A few of the attendees
Shirin. Deni. Patrick. Al.
Sue & Joey. Linda & Stan Prince. Roni & Melissa. Loren Damewood. Diane Schulbach & Dan Peterson. Mary McClead & Steve Keteltas. Steve Minshall.

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