[Callers] Ricochet hey dances

Martha Wild mawild at sbcglobal.net
Sun Dec 12 01:18:00 PST 2010


Oh, sorry about the way that the font got switched in translations.  
Most of you have probably figured out that 1 ? means 1 and a half.  
I'll write those out in future so it doesn't happen. I fixed them  
down below.

Oh, by the way, I love the fact that the first uses of this called it  
a queen bee hey, because it is so evocative of the dances of the  
bees. The bees returning from finding food, or a new home when they  
are swarming, make a little wiggling run up a center line, then turn  
out and come back up the center line to do it again, and turn the  
other way to repeat, while the other bees all watch and touch them  
and then participate in the dance when they get it. Of course, it's  
the worker bees that actually do all this, the Queen just waits for  
the hive decisions. But it's a nice touch.
Martha Wild

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>    1. Re: Ricochet hey dances (Ron Nelson)
>    2. Re: Ricochet hey dances (Chris Page)
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> Date: Fri, 10 Dec 2010 18:13:08 +0000
> From: Ron Nelson <callerman at hotmail.com>
> To: <callers at sharedweight.net>
> Subject: Re: [Callers] Ricochet hey dances
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> Good stuff Martha!  Thanks!
>
> Ron Nelson
>
>> From: mawild at sbcglobal.net
>> Date: Thu, 9 Dec 2010 21:26:25 -0800
>> To: callers at sharedweight.net
>> Subject: Re: [Callers] Ricochet hey dances
>>
>> I have a couple that you are welcome to call. Chris Page has written
>> a nice one that perhaps he would share, too. Oh, and I don't know why
>> when I paste from Word I get double spacing or how to fix it, so  
>> sorry!
>>
>> King Bee Hey
>>
>> Martha Wild
>>
>> Duple improper February 21, 2004
>>
>>
>>
>> A1 Do-si-do neighbor
>>
>> Allemande right neighbor 1 and a half
>>
>> A2 Ricochet hey (men pass left shoulder, women push off)*
>>
>> B1 Men pass left one more time, swing partner
>>
>> B2 Men allemande left 1 and a half
>>
>> Women join in behind partner for a left hands across star 1X
>>
>>
>> *The men dance the full hey, passing left shoulders in the middle.
>>
>>
>> ^ 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.
>>
>>
>> The first ricochet hey I ever did was a dance called "Huntsville's
>> Queen Bee Hey". The women do the hey, the men ricochet. So I called
>> this one a King Bee Hey.
>>
>> Then I decided to do a few "Worker Bee" heys:
>>
>> Worker Bee Hey #1
>>
>> Martha Wild
>>
>> Duple improper September 24, 2006
>>
>>
>>
>> A1 Down the set four in line (1s inside)
>>
>> Turn as neighbor couples and return*, face center of the line^
>>
>> A2 Ricochet hey@, 2s start passing right shoulder
>>
>> B1 2s gypsy and swing, end swing facing up!
>>
>> B2 Handy-hand allemande ~1 and a half 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.
>> If the 1's adjust a little for the 2's while they swing so they are
>> ready for the handy-hand allemande, this works well.
>>
>>
>>
>> Worker Bee Hey #2
>>
>> Martha Wild
>>
>> 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. This is
>> an easier version, but unequal.
>>
>>
>>
>>
> Message: 2
> Date: Fri, 10 Dec 2010 16:40:25 -0800
> From: Chris Page <chriscpage at gmail.com>
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> Subject: Re: [Callers] Ricochet hey dances
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> There's a lot more out there, in addition to the ones already  
> mentioned.
>
> Cary Ravitz has a half dozen on his web page, though he calls it  
> "Push Off Hey"
> (Bev's Becket alt, Galax, Hey Weaver, The Millennium Hug, One Way or
> Another, Whirl of Fortune)
>
> Rick Mohr uses one as an eight-beat swing connector in "Ted and Lynn."
>
> Chris Weiler's webpage has "On the Rebound" by himself and Bob Isaacs.
>
> I've written one with Bob Isaacs called "Ricochet Twins" which has the
> ricochet hey/swing transition for both swings.
>
> And I've written:
>
> Double Cat Bounce
> Chris Page
> Improper
> A1 Neighbor balance
>    Neighbor swing
> A2 Half ricochet hey (ML, PR, W ricochet)
>    Partner swing
> B1 Ladies chain
>    Half ricochet hey (WR, NL, M ricochet)
> B2 Circle right 3/4
>    Neighbor allemande left 1 & 1/2
>
>
>
> I think the half ricochet hey/swing transition will eventually be well
> known enough to be a good substitute for men allemande left/swing,
> when that transition isn't practical.
>
> -Chris Page
> San Diego
>
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