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A Pirate's Life for Me by Nathaniel Jack.
[IMPROPER: Id DIR-PROG for the ]
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). current nbr(8), to face new nbr.
VideoCameraNils Fredland | Perpetual e-Motion. VideoCamera Charlie Dyer | Briarpickers.

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.

Dr. Bluhm's Delight by Rick Mohr. [BECKET:]
[Shift left to meet next couple], Circle left 3-places(2+6). Nbr swing(8).
Long lines(8).
L-Handshake-star [Left-hands-across] 1/2 Gents drop out(4), Ladies keep Allemanding-L 3-places more(4), to Join R-hands with NBR to form wave-of-four across the set. [Ladies have done a full-allemand and a little bit more.]

Bal-the-wave(4). Allemand-R with NBR 5/8 (4). Turn by the RIGHT (to) diagonal wave, Gents in the center
Gents join L-hand with next gent to form diagonal wave; Bal-the-wave(4). Gents allemand-L 3/4 Gents turn by the LEFT (to) diagonal wave to join R-hand with partner in other-diagonal wave(4).

Bal-the-wave(4) [you have partner in R-Hand]. Swing partner(12).
VideoCameraJK | Avant Gardeners (recorded music). ???. VideoCameraSeth Tepher at Snowball 2011. VideoCameraGeorge Marshall | Swallowtail. VideoCameraLisa Greenleaf | Great Bear Trio.

California Twirlin by Janet Levatin.
[IMPROPER: Teach: Pass-though one couple; Couple-out have lady on right, as usual]
Ring-bal(4). W. partner Cal-twirl, then face back in(4) [same-four].
Ring-bal(4). W. nbr Cal-twirl, then face back in(4) [same-four].

Ring-bal(4). W. partner Cal-twirl to face new nbrs(4). Swing this new nbr(8).
Circle left 3-places(8). Partner swing(8).
Ladies chain(8). Long lines, and on the way back, Nbr roll away with half sashay: lady rolling left.(8).
VideoCameraRick-Mohr | Crowfoot.

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.

Centrifugal Hey by Gene Hubert.
[IMPROPER:]
Nbr allemand-R 1.5 (8). Gents allemand-L 1.5 (8).
Full hey, Ladies pass partner by R (8). [Prtnr-R Ladies-L Nbr-R Gents-L]
Partner bal&swing(4+12) [on gents home side].
Rights-and-lefts across(8). Circle-left 3 places, pass through to new nbr(8).

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 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).


Homage to Adriane Moser's Three Ceremonies, written for our own Bob Saint Laurent.

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.”

Chainsaw Orbit by Jonathan King.
[BECKET: Huge oval.] Identify DIR-PROG, then Becketize. Now identify home-side.

[Same two] Ladies chain(8). W. left-hand, gent leads his nbr-lady into a Mad-Robin [sideways dosido](8). Join hands into a huge…
…Oval right(8) [“Ovaltine”]. Oval left(8) [“Ovaltang”].
[Original foursomes] Circle-left(8) [approx] 3-places. [C'mon back with a] Left-Hands-across star(8); at halfway round, Gents push off [and walk fwd in Dir-Progr] while Ladies keep on allemanding halfway more, to progress.
[Ladies look right and] Allemand-R the new nbr-lady coming toward her; simultaneously, Gents orbit CCW around the ladies(8) [As two gents cross, I suggest passing L-shoulders, interlocking their orbits.]. Partner-swing(8), on your original [home] side.
A modification of D.L's beloved Chainsaw Reel, VideoCameraFootloose, called by JK.

Chuck the Budgie by Rick Mohr.
[IMPROPER: Single progression]
Gents allemand-L(6). Swing nbr(10).
Circle-left 3/4 (6). Swing partner(10).
Long lines(8). Ladies allemand-R 1.5 (8); join L-hands with Nbr to form a wave-of-four.
Bal-the-wave(4). Nbr allemand-L 3/4 to form long wave [Ladies face in](4). Balance the long-wave(4). Allemand-R with next nbr 3/4 (4).
VideoCameraSteve Zakon-Anderson | Perpetual e-Motion.
Mohr: There's a fine fiddle tune called “Pat the Budgie” with sharply punctuated notes in the B2 which cry out for balances.

Friday Night Fever by Tony Parkes.
[IMPROPER:]
Nbr Bal&Swing(4+12).
Gents Allemand-left 1.5 (8). Partner swing(8).
With partner, promenade across(8). Ladies chain(8).
[Face partner] Square-Through [Across the set: Prtnr R-hand bal and pull-by(4+2); w.nbr L-hand pull-by(2); w.prtnr bal and pull-by(4+2); w.nbr pull-by(2)], to face new NBR. Gents always turn right, ladies turn left.
VideoCamera Beth Molaro | Appalachian Storm.

Happy as a Cold Pig in Warm Mud by Mike Boerschig.
[IMPROPER: Across from you is your partner; sweep eyes right to find your shadow. (If no-one there, then your current nbr is your shadow.) Teaching: Have ptnr-allemand end in short-waves, gents on the outside. Drop hands, walk forward to star-L with shadow and friends.Identify ONEs/TWOs]
Nbr bal&swing(4+12)
Gents allemand-L 1.5, partner allemand-R 1.5 (8+8).
Star-L(8) with shadow, shadow's nbr, and your nbr. Partner swing(8) [on the ladies' orig. rail].
Circle left 3-places(8). Ring-bal, Cal-twirl(4+4) to face new nbrs.
VideoCameraDale Wilson | Band ?.
Dance starts at 3:52.

Happy Trails by Bob Isaacs.
[IMPROPER: Teaching, pass though one couple, to have a previous couple.]
Nbr, then melt into swing (8+8).
Cross-trails-through and swing previous Nbr (8+8).
Gents Allemand-L 1.5 (8), swing partner(8).
Circle left 3-places(8). Ring-balance(4), pass previous Nbr by R-shoulder, current Nbr by L-shoulder to face new Nbr.

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 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.

A video 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.

Mad Frederick by Jonathan King. (2017Aug05)
[IMPROPER: Practice “Berkeley twirl”; gent has L-palm up, with lady's R-hand palm down; mirror image of Cal-twirl.]
[Face across] With (“New”) nbrs, mad-robin, Gents sliding left in front of nbr-lady(8). [As gents come back to place] Gents snag R-hands to allemand-R 1.5 (8),
Partner , [melt into a] swing(4+12) [ladies' home side].
DTHall line4, TWOs left of ONEs(4), center-couple Berkeley-twirl(4) [outsides turn alone to make G2,G1,L2,L1]. Come back UTHall(6), bend the line(2)...
...Circle LEFT 3-places(8). Nbr swing(8).
An homage to Tom Hinds' fine Frederick Contra.

Oval-teen by Jonathan King. (July 2013)
[BECKET: At A2, explain the pattern: Gents allemand-L, oval-right; Ladies allemand-R, oval-left. In counting couples, count your own couple, when appropriate.]

[Slide-left to New Nbrs to...] Circle left 3-places(8). Nbr swing(8).
Gents allemand-L(8) [back to place].   Oval-right(8).
[You are across from your Partner, and same-gender Nbr; they are couple #1. Oval-R to past couple #2, #3, #4, and as you get to couple #5... (opposite gender in #5 is your “Distant Shadow”) Gents stop, Ladies get ready to...]

Ladies R-allemand with Lady #5 (8). Oval-left(8) [back to your original four-some, facing your Partner].
Circle left 3-places(8). Partner swing, and Slide-Left to face new Nbrs(8).
Written for my teen, Ruth, when she was 12, while driving to pick her up from Adventure Camp.

Robbin's Favorite by Greg Frock.
[PROPER: Handy-hand]
ONEs step between TWOs [TWOs facing up, ONEs down] and handy-hand allemand 1.5 (8) [Gents R-hand with each other, Ladies L-hand], sending TWOs into the center to swing(8); then end facing down.
[The ONEs are facing up] TWOs step between ONEs and [with NBR] handy-hand allemand 1.5 (8). ONEs swing(8); end facing down.
Line4 DTHall [L-to-R 2Gent-1Gent-1Lady-2Lady] ONEs in the center, turn alone(6+2), UTHall, then bend the line(6+2).
Circle left 1.5 (8+4), TWOs arch, ONEs dive DTHall to next couple(4).
Greg Frock wrote: Was Composition 24 but is now Robbin's Favorite in honor of Robbin Marcus.

Papa, what's a good name for this dance? by Ruth King (age 5). [IMPROPER: 16May2006: Created by Ruth E. King, with help from her mother.]
Nbr Allemand-R (8). Partner allemand-L [across the set](8).
Nbr swing(8). Ladies chain(8).
Ladies start a full-hey(16).
Star-L 5-places(8). [Slide L-hand to L-hand with current nbr] With L-hand balance, Swat-the-Flea, then spin-R to face new nbr(4+4).

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.

Circulate

24th of October by Don Lennartson.
[BECKET: Circulate]
Long-lines(8). Ladies chain [to nbr](8).
Left-hand star [4-places](8) [this is the progression]. New nbr allemand-R 1.5 into a wavy-oval around the set(8), Gents facing in.
Balance the wave(4). Circulate(4) into a new oval [Gents cross to Prtnr's place; Ladies arc right into Nbr's place].
Balance(4). Circulate(4) [Ladies cross, Gents arc].

Balance(4). Circulate(4) [Gents cross, Ladies arc]. Partner swing(8).
VideoCameraDiane Silver.

Folklife Frolic by Lindsey Dono.
[IMPROPER: ]
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..

Circle mixers

Banjo's Mistress by David Smukler.
[Circle-mixer waltz: Couples start in circle, Lady-on-the-right]
All fwd (2 measures), all back (2). Circle left(4).
All fwd (2), all back (2). Half sashay to trade places with partner [lady sliding left in front](2). Say farewell and then courtesy turn the next lady(2).
Promenade this new partner(4), end facing partner [Gents facing out]. Back away from partner, Gents backing toward the center(2), balance R&L [yeminite](2).
Come forward, partners do-si-do(4). Waltz with partner(4), end by opening up to face center.
Smukler writes: The half sashay at the end of the A-part is not intended to include a roll away; both people slide. The courtesy turn can be a wide looping movement; it should flow into the promenade.

Circassian circle.
[Circle; optionally a mixer:] In-to-Center, back-out(4+4). In-to-Center, back-out(4+4).
[As gents clap] Ladies to-Center, back-out(4+4). [As ladies clap] Gents to-Center, gents turn, come-out(4+4).
Partner swing(16).
Promenade(16). [If mixer desired: At end of B2, Gents can progress]
VideoCameraDanced. VideoCameraDanced at 1:18, to Zelda.

Ely Waltz by Colin Hume.
[Pronounced “eel lee”. Circle-mixer waltz, double progression: Couples start in big circle, with Lady on the right. Parenthetical-numbers count triple-steps.]
Circle left(4). Circle right(4).
R-Hand turn partner(3), move on passing R-shoulder(1). L-Hand turn the next(3), move on passing L-shoulder(1).
Give R-Hand to #3, bal. fwd-and-back(2); box the gnat(2).
Bal. fwd-and-back(2); do a wide turn-single, ending gents facing out, ladies facing in(2); flowing into...

Do-si-do this new partner(4). In ballroom position, waltz around(4), opening up w. lady on right, hands joining in a big circle.

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