[Callers] Major Hey

Tepfer, Seth LABST at emory.edu
Wed Dec 5 06:40:55 PST 2007


Title: Major Hey
Author: Erik Hoffman
Formation: 4-face-4, becket
A1: Circle Left 3/4, pass through; New Neighbor Swing
A2: Long Lines; Men allemande Left 1 1/2 (to a line of people across
both, sets, partners facing, men back-to-back)
B1: Balance, slide right (a la Rory O'More); balance left, slide left (a
la Rory O'More)
B2: face partner, use right hand to start 1/2 hey for 8 (16)**
C1: partner balance and swing

David (G), you are correct. The only difference between what Tom and
Gaye called are the B1 - the Rory O'More.

In teaching this dance, people need to remember that when they start
they hey they are passing their partner by the right and going opposite
directions from their partner -- though the next-to-the-outside two
people will immediately 'bounce' off the ends and effectively follow
their partners.

If you end up having two major sets (lines) of four-face-four, you need
to keep them widely separately. People have a tendency to keep hey-ing
across 16 people. Fun, but not necessarily this dance.

Seth Tepfer
Director of Administrative Computing
Oxford College of Emory University
seth.tepfer at emory.edu
770-784-8487

> -----Original Message-----
> From: callers-bounces at sharedweight.net [mailto:callers-
> bounces at sharedweight.net] On Behalf Of David Giusti
> Sent: Wednesday, December 05, 2007 9:31 AM
> To: Caller's discussion list
> Subject: Re: [Callers] Major Hey
> 
> I have a 1/2-hey for 8 dance, but without a title, that I got from Tom
> Hinds' calling.
> 
> Double Contra
> Becket
> A1. Circle Left 3/4, pass through
>     New Neighbor Swing
> A2. Long Lines
>     Men allemande Left 1 1/2 (to a line of people across both sets,
> partners facing, men back-to-back)
> B1. Half hey for 8 (pass Partner by right)
> B2. P B+S (The swing will always be on the same side of the set, but
in
> the other line.)
> 
> Gaye Fifer called a similar dance at the Gypsy Meltdown last year --
it
> was essentially the same, except that an extra wavy-lines section
> extended it to 40 bars.  Perhaps that one was actually Major Hey; I
have
> no idea how this one is related to it.
> -David
> 
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: David.Millstone at valley.net (David Millstone)
> Date: Wednesday, December 5, 2007 8:54 am
> Subject: Re: [Callers] Major Hey
> To: callers at sharedweight.net
> 
> > The dance was written by Erik Hoffman and requires 40 bar tunes.
> >
> > David
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