[Callers] Callers Digest, Vol 42, Issue 8 Ricochet heys

Martha Wild mawild at sbcglobal.net
Fri Feb 8 08:09:13 PST 2008


The first one of these I ever did was a dance called Huntsville's  
Queen Bee Hey, and I loved it. Because of that, I guess I've always  
called these "Queen Bee" heys, it brings up the image of the bees  
doing their little dance while looking for new hives.

By the way,  Chris Page wrote an AWESOME ricochet half-hey dance -  
don't have time to find it now -
Chris? Care to share?

Anyway, I was inspired and wrote a few:

King Bee Hey     Duple improper         February 21, 2004



A1         Do-si-do neighbor

          Allemande right neighbor 1 ½

A2         "King Bee Hey" (men pass left shoulder, women push off)*

B1         Men pass left one more time, swing partner

B2         Men allemande left 1 ½ ^

          Women join in behind partner for a hands across star left 1X



*The men dance the full hey, passing left shoulders in the middle.  
The women start the hey passing right with their partner, but then  
the women meet in the middle and push off, backing up to the right  
and then back to where they started, repeat. This effectively makes  
little clockwise circles on the floor for the women.


^ On the men allemande left, the women have to let the men get around  
once and then as their partner passes they move in behind him to join  
the left hand star. A bit of a moving start on the part of the women  
helps.




This next one is a little tricky at the end where the 2s swing and  
end facing up - but if the 1s get ready for them it works quite well,  
and I like it because it is both 1s and 2s get their day in the sun.

Worker Bee Hey #1

Duple improper         September 24, 2006



A1         Down the set four in line (1s inside)

          Turn as couples and return*, face in^

A2         “Worker bee” hey@, 2s start passing right shoulder

B1         2s gypsy and swing, end swing facing up!

B2         Handy-hand allemande ~1 ½ times (2s step inside)

          1s swing and face down



* A little odd as the men are on the right of the women for the turn.

^ The line is not bent, all just turn to face center, 2s facing each  
other, 1s behind.

@ I thought it would be nice to do the push off of a “queen bee” hey  
with one’s own partner. In this case, the #2 couple does a full hey,  
passing right shoulders to start, while the #1 couple meets at the  
center and pushes off backwards in little counterclockwise circles.



This next is an easier version of the above, but it is unequal and  
therefore better with shorter lines.



Worker Bee Hey #2

Duple Improper         September 24, 2006



A1         Do-si-do neighbor

          Swing neighbor

A2         Four in line down the set

          Turn as couples, come back up

B1         Face in, “Worker Bee” hey, 1s start^

B2         1s gypsy and swing



^ Worker bee hey is as described above.



I like version 1 because both 1s and 2s get a partner swing.



And here is Huntsville's Queen Bee Hey, I believe by Jane Ewing



A1 See-saw neighbor (left shoulder do-si-do

Allemande left neighbor 1 1/2

A2 Queen Bee Hey, starting right shoulders women in center

B1 Women pull by the right, swing partner (I use pass by the right)

B2 Women chain across

Star left









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> Date: Wed, 6 Feb 2008 17:33:07 -0800 (PST)
> From: mavis mcgaugh <yankeecalls at yahoo.com>
> Subject: Re: [Callers] Waiting for Lefty
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> --- "Chris Weiler (home)"
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>> I was left-hand dominant until age 5, when my
>> parents discovered that I
>> was right-eye dominant. So, with the cooperation of
>> my first grade
>> teacher, they made me switch. Now I only eat my
>> meals lefty. 8^)
>>
>> Maybe I call left-handed, too? 9^)
>>
>> Chris Weiler
>> Goffstown, NH
>>
>> Joyce Miller wrote:
>>> I called at an event recently where I was one of
>> three callers. We
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> I started to choreograph a dance like this a few years ago, then I  
> found
> that Seth Tepfer had already done so, and his worked better than  
> what I had
> written.... But perhaps I will revisit it....
> --jerome
> Perforated Corners
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> By Seth Tepfer
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> Formation: improper contra
>
> Level: Med
>
> Composed: 3/20/2003
>
> A1: (4) Down the Hall 4 in line, 1s in the center; (4) 1s turn as a  
> couple,
> 2s turn alone; (4) up the hall 4 in line, (4) cast off with same  
> gender
>
> A2: 1s allemande Right .75, give LH to 1s corner to form diagonal  
> wave (4);
> balance (4); allemande L 1st corner 1x, 1s give right to partner to  
> form
> diagonal wave (4); balance (4)
>
> B1: 1s allemande Right .75, give LH to 2s corner to form diagonal  
> wave (4);
> balance (4); allemande L 2st corner 1x, 1s give right to partner to  
> form
> diagonal wave (4); balance (4)
>
> B2: 1s swing
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>> Subject: Re: [Callers] Contra Corners Walk Through
>> To: Jack Mitchell <jamitch3 at mindspring.com>
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>> Jack  wrote:
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>>   Anyone know of a dance already like that that I should be aware of?
>>
>>
>>
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> Date: Thu, 7 Feb 2008 08:40:17 -0800 (PST)
> From: jean francis <catherineaura at yahoo.com>
> Subject: [Callers] ricochet or push-back heys
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> I am looking for some dances with push-back or ricochet heys. I  
> have only found one, by Adam Carlson: A1 N B+S; A2 Ricochet hey  
> B1wave balance, partner swing B2 Circle 3/4 pass thru, new N DSD
>
>   Heard of another called Tapsalterrie, but can't find. Also would  
> appreciate instructions or web site for Levi Jackson Rose.
>
>   Many Thanks!
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