[Callers] 4 facing 4 dance with a hey for 8

Linda Leslie laleslierjg at comcast.net
Thu Dec 29 14:55:46 PST 2011


Dear Laurie,
I am happy to share the dance! The original Al Olson dance can be  
found in Zesty Contras by Larry Jennings. I tweaked it a bit. Here you  
are:
warmly, Linda

Devil's Dervish
Al Olson & Linda Leslie
Formation: Four Facing Four

A1 Lines of four Forward and Back
Opposite allemande right once and three-quarters
Pull by this opposite to start:
A2 Half hey for eight (across)!

B1 Same Opposite Balance and Swing
         (end Facing across, Partner will be across from you)
B2 Ring Balance
      Circle left one-half
      Partner Swing

Other Notes: Based on Devil's Duty by Al Olson. After the pull by,  
first person you pass is SAME ROLE. Tip: Don't turn around until the  
very end!
In the B2, if a longer partner swing is desired, the ring balance may  
be omitted; however, the Balance is a good anchor for directional  
purposes.


On Dec 29, 2011, at 1:33 PM, Laur wrote:

> Was trying to find Linda's Devil's Dervish,  - anyone have to post  
> or have reference?
>
> Laurie P
>
>
>
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>> From: kim roberts <kimdependance at gmail.com>
>> To: callers at sharedweight.net
>> Sent: Thursday, December 29, 2011 5:36 AM
>> Subject: [Callers] 4 facing 4 dance with a hey for 8
>>
>> Hanny, could. It be devil's dervish by Linda Leslie?
>>
>> All best,
>> Kim
>> On Dec 26, 2011 12:00 PM, <callers-request at sharedweight.net> wrote:
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>>>    4. Groundhog day (Walter)
>>>    5. Re: Groundhog day (Luke Donforth)
>>>    6. Re: Shadow Dances? (Luke Donforth)
>>>    7. Double contra - whodunnit? (Hanny Budnick)
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>>>    9. Re: Double contra - whodunnit? (Chris Page)
>>>   10. Re: Double contra - whodunnit? (Bree Kalb)
>>>   11. Re: Easy and Fun (Donald Primrose)
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>>> Message: 1
>>> Date: Sun, 25 Dec 2011 20:30:36 -0800
>>> From: Greg McKenzie <grekenzie at gmail.com>
>>> To: "Caller's discussion list" <callers at sharedweight.net>
>>> Subject: Re: [Callers] Shadow Dances?
>>> Message-ID:
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>>> Colin wrote:
>>>
>>>> Surely the objection to mixers (in The States) is that you don't  
>>>> get to
>>>> swing your original partner every time through the dance.  In  
>>>> most mixers
>>>> you wouldn't swing the same shadow every time - if you did I'd  
>>>> change the
>>>> starting format so that the person you swing is actually the one  
>>>> you
>>> asked
>>>> to dance.
>>>>
>>>
>>> I suspect that the real objection to unannounced mixers is that  
>>> they remove
>>> control of the partnering process from the dancers.  With a shadow  
>>> dance
>>> every dancer is assigned a second "partner" in the form of a shadow,
>>> someone they might not want to partner with.  That's why some  
>>> dislike
>>> shadow swings.
>>>
>>> I like mixers, in general.  But I also think it is very important to
>>> empower the dancers to partner with whomever they wish.  This is  
>>> key to
>>> integrating first-timers as well.  When you give control of the  
>>> partnering
>>> process to the regulars you also give responsibility to the  
>>> regulars for
>>> integrating newcomers.  It is important to maintain the caller- 
>>> dancer trust
>>> relationship.
>>>
>>> - Greg McKenzie
>>>
>>>
>>> ------------------------------
>>>
>>> Message: 2
>>> Date: Mon, 26 Dec 2011 02:33:16 -0500
>>> From: Don Veino <sharedweight_net at veino.com>
>>> To: "Caller's discussion list" <callers at sharedweight.net>
>>> Subject: [Callers] Report Back:  Hello and a few questions...
>>> Message-ID:
>>>         <CAAJTtiLYnZCmpotK82LwJyQh1XNq_M83e4Grc5ZwhiAgjdcNZQ at mail.gmail.com
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>>>
>>> Hi, I realize I owed a report back on my first gig experience.
>>>
>>> In the simplest summary, it went great. I had planned a program of  
>>> more
>>> basic, very connected dances based upon the crowd I was expecting.  
>>> It
>>> turned out that we had zero newbies and kept most of the crowd  
>>> from the
>>> start right through to the end, which made me want to stretch the  
>>> material
>>> in the second half. I ended up pulling up a few cards I'd prepped  
>>> for
>>> another venue, and modified a bit for better connection/ 
>>> orientation (eg: in
>>> *A Rare Bird* making the pass bys into pull bys, gypsy to  
>>> allemande, etc.)
>>> and all went well.
>>>
>>> To the best of my recollection, my program was:
>>>
>>> Alamo Intro - Circle - Al Green
>>> Get Me Going - DI - Lisa Greenleaf
>>> Broken Transcription - DI - Don Veino (yet another variant on Broken
>>> Sixpence)
>>> Polymorphous' Reel - DI - Christine Hale (dance written in honor  
>>> of the
>>> prior incarnation of the band, request by organizer)
>>> You're Among Friends - DI - Bob Isaacs
>>> Butter - Becket - Gene Hubert (my video of this night's walk- 
>>> through and
>>> dance at http://youtu.be/pqSoOvu2wI0 )
>>> ---
>>> Nail That Catfish To The Tree - DI - Walter Davies [+Bob Dalsemer]
>>> (unfortunately, tune was not in the band's portfolio)
>>> Special Delivery - Becket - Nell Wright
>>> Redbeard Reel - Becket - Bob Isaacs (written for dancers that were  
>>> present)
>>> A Rare Bird - DI - Bob Isaacs, var: Lisa Greenleaf, plus mods on  
>>> the fly by
>>> me
>>> The Big Easy - DI - Becky Hill
>>>
>>> I had two points of trickiness in my teaching. In Special  
>>> Delivery, my prep
>>> notes were unclear about whether the B2 L Chain was across or on  
>>> diagonal
>>> so I taught it straight across then figured it out in the  
>>> walkthrough it
>>> was diagonal. In Rare Bird, I had not refined my language enough  
>>> in prep to
>>> clearly describe the current N pull by coming out of the LH Star  
>>> at the
>>> bottom of the B2, resulting in me having to talk more than I  
>>> planned and
>>> run through a second time to get it across. I now have better card  
>>> notes
>>> for both.
>>>
>>> Thanks for the tips and info from this list! I put a bunch of it  
>>> to good
>>> use and hope to apply more soon. I got good feedback from several  
>>> dancers,
>>> had fun with the band, and the organizer was very happy (and has  
>>> invited me
>>> back).
>>>
>>> -Don
>>>
>>>
>>> ------------------------------
>>>
>>> Message: 3
>>> Date: Mon, 26 Dec 2011 07:40:43 +0000
>>> From: Colin Hume <colin at colinhume.com>
>>> To: "Caller's discussion list" <callers at sharedweight.net>
>>> Subject: Re: [Callers] Report Back:  Hello and a few questions...
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>>> Don -
>>>
>>> Sounds as if you did a great job - congratulations!
>>>
>>> On 26/12/2011 07:33, Don Veino wrote:
>>>> I now have better card notes for both.
>>>
>>> That's so important - there are callers who always cause confusion  
>>> at
>>> some point in some dance but never change their card!
>>>
>>> Colin Hume
>>>
>>> E-mail: colin at colinhume.com  Website:  http://www.colinhume.com
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>>> Message: 4
>>> Date: Mon, 26 Dec 2011 08:13:20 -0500
>>> From: Walter <walterdaves at windstream.net>
>>> To: callers at sharedweight.net
>>> Subject: [Callers] Groundhog day
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>>> The applicability of shadow dances notwithstanding, I have also used
>>> tunnel dances and dances with a dip and dive progression in honor  
>>> of the
>>> other piece of the tradition, namely, coming out of the hole to  
>>> greet
>>> the whatever.
>>> Walter
>>>
>>>
>>>
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>>> Message: 5
>>> Date: Mon, 26 Dec 2011 09:24:30 -0500
>>> From: Luke Donforth <luke.donev at gmail.com>
>>> To: "Caller's discussion list" <callers at sharedweight.net>
>>> Subject: Re: [Callers] Groundhog day
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>>> The applicability of shadow dances notwithstanding, I have also  
>>> used tunnel
>>>> dances and dances with a dip and dive progression in honor of the  
>>>> other
>>>> piece of the tradition, namely, coming out of the hole to greet the
>>>> whatever.
>>>> Walter
>>>>
>>>
>>> A nice additional twist, Walter. Do you have favorites for that? I  
>>> wonder
>>> if there are any dip & dives that also have shadows...? And now I'm
>>> contemplating a double-length (128 bar) dance where you meet your  
>>> shadow
>>> only every other time... such ways lie madness and sleepless night
>>> choreographing dances that never get called...
>>>
>>> Thanks though, I like the dip and dive idea.
>>>
>>>
>>> --
>>> Luke Donforth
>>> Luke.Donforth at gmail.com <Luke.Donev at gmail.com>
>>> www.lukedonev.com
>>>
>>>
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>>>
>>> Message: 6
>>> Date: Mon, 26 Dec 2011 09:26:14 -0500
>>> From: Luke Donforth <luke.donev at gmail.com>
>>> To: "Caller's discussion list" <callers at sharedweight.net>
>>> Subject: Re: [Callers] Shadow Dances?
>>> Message-ID:
>>>         <CAFrKOZb=bt+jusuQd-Ma_TYqj4xnTXtg1ybVzaMkSDOmH8CPWw at mail.gmail.com
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>>>> Perhaps with that in mind Luke, if you are going to have a number  
>>>> of
>>>> shadow dances, let the interaction with the shadow be different  
>>>> in each
>>>> dance: one a swing, the next allemandes, the next a gypsy, a do  
>>>> si do,
>>> what
>>>> have you.  Sounds fun.  Wish I could be there. :)
>>>> Andrea
>>>>
>>>>
>>> A good idea Andrea. I hadn't planned on putting in more than two  
>>> shadow
>>> dances in an evening anyway, but even at two I think varying the  
>>> shadow
>>> interaction is the way to do it.
>>>
>>> --
>>> Luke Donforth
>>> Luke.Donforth at gmail.com <Luke.Donev at gmail.com>
>>> www.lukedonev.com
>>>
>>>
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>>> Message: 7
>>> Date: Mon, 26 Dec 2011 11:01:53 -0500
>>> From: Hanny Budnick <kyrmyt at cavtel.net>
>>> To: Callers at sharedweight.net
>>> Subject: [Callers] Double contra - whodunnit?
>>> Message-ID: <4EF89A71.7020407 at cavtel.net>
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>>> I failed to note it down immediately after dancing it... Maybe one  
>>> of you
>>> can
>>> fill in the considerable gaps, please:
>>> 1) The choreography stems from 'someone in California'.
>>> 2) Formation: two improper contra lines, close together for a  
>>> double dance
>>>     across the whole set
>>> 3) there's a hey for all eight in it
>>> Your turn....
>>> Thanks, Hanny
>>>
>>>
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>>>
>>> Message: 8
>>> Date: Mon, 26 Dec 2011 11:03:07 -0500
>>> From: "holt.e at comcast.net" <holt.e at comcast.net>
>>> To: Callers at sharedweight.net
>>> Subject: [Callers] Easy and Fun
>>> Message-ID: <380-22011121261637881 at M2W108.mail2web.com>
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>>>
>>> Hi all,
>>> I am about to call a dance the character of which has changed from  
>>> what I
>>> expected and I need some easy dances. I had harder material  
>>> planned and
>>> while I do have some material that is probably easy enough, I am  
>>> not sure
>>> that it is.  The dance is at a college.  It is for college  
>>> students only,
>>> pssibly only students from that college, and we are now hoping for  
>>> a large
>>> contingent of beginers; perhaps mostly beginners.  Have you any  
>>> expereince
>>> with a similar situation?  I am thinking along the lines of ONS  
>>> dances,
>>> although if we made a few into regulars for the regular dance  
>>> there that
>>> would be great. So:  "no-partner" dances, mixers (I have January  
>>> Mixer - a
>>> great one), Set dances ("Once and to the bottoms") .......
>>> We intend to have a blast!
>>> Rickey Holt, Fremont, NH
>>>
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>>> Message: 9
>>> Date: Mon, 26 Dec 2011 11:14:33 -0500
>>> From: Chris Page <chriscpage at gmail.com>
>>> To: "Caller's discussion list" <callers at sharedweight.net>
>>> Subject: Re: [Callers] Double contra - whodunnit?
>>> Message-ID:
>>>         <CAObbV+NTLi-=tZ0YyZ+YKeENoue-Zjwh-g9VO9PagvTtn-tQ0w at mail.gmail.com
>>>>
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>>>
>>> On Mon, Dec 26, 2011 at 11:01 AM, Hanny Budnick  
>>> <kyrmyt at cavtel.net> wrote:
>>>> I failed to note it down immediately after dancing it... Maybe  
>>>> one of you
>>>> can fill in the considerable gaps, please:
>>>> 1) The choreography stems from 'someone in California'.
>>>> 2) Formation: two improper contra lines, close together for a  
>>>> double
>>> dance
>>>> ? across the whole set
>>>> 3) there's a hey for all eight in it
>>>> Your turn....
>>>> Thanks, Hanny
>>>
>>>
>>> "Major Hey" by Erik Hoffman? It also has Rory o' More slides in it,
>>> and is 40 bars. Though I think it's a Becket 4-face-4.
>>>
>>>
>>> -Chris Page
>>> San Diego
>>>
>>>
>>> ------------------------------
>>>
>>> Message: 10
>>> Date: Mon, 26 Dec 2011 11:17:05 -0500
>>> From: "Bree Kalb" <bree at mindspring.com>
>>> To: "Caller's discussion list" <callers at sharedweight.net>
>>> Subject: Re: [Callers] Double contra - whodunnit?
>>> Message-ID: <ECD7604DAEE1417395377A682DA8CDD2 at BreeHomeLaptop>
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>>>         reply-type=response
>>>
>>> Might be Major Hey by Erik Hoffman.  Here's a link to a previous  
>>> discussion
>>> and description on this list.
>>>
>>> http://www.sharedweight.net/pipermail/callers/2007-December/001112.html
>>>
>>> Bree Kalb
>>>
>>> -----Original Message-----
>>> From: Hanny Budnick
>>> Sent: Monday, December 26, 2011 11:01 AM
>>> To: Callers at sharedweight.net
>>> Subject: [Callers] Double contra - whodunnit?
>>>
>>> I failed to note it down immediately after dancing it... Maybe one  
>>> of you
>>> can
>>> fill in the considerable gaps, please:
>>> 1) The choreography stems from 'someone in California'.
>>> 2) Formation: two improper contra lines, close together for a  
>>> double dance
>>>     across the whole set
>>> 3) there's a hey for all eight in it
>>> Your turn....
>>> Thanks, Hanny
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>>> Message: 11
>>> Date: Mon, 26 Dec 2011 11:59:51 -0500
>>> From: Donald Primrose <limerickfarm at gmail.com>
>>> To: holt.e at comcast.net, "Caller's discussion list"
>>>         <callers at sharedweight.net>
>>> Subject: Re: [Callers] Easy and Fun
>>> Message-ID:
>>>         <CAD4tQvbCdVuNcm6MOgGECg79kYQDwtm_WK_P5bhqrr77YB8QgQ at mail.gmail.com
>>>>
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>>>
>>> Something to check on.. depends on the day of the week, and is  
>>> there a
>>> potential that students have been drinking.  Changes the dance.
>>>
>>>
>>> & go with the normal stuff.. no need to dumb it down, after all they
>>> asked you to call a contra.. I assume,
>>>
>>> -don
>>>
>>> On 12/26/11, holt.e at comcast.net <holt.e at comcast.net> wrote:
>>>> Hi all,
>>>> I am about to call a dance the character of which has changed  
>>>> from what I
>>>> expected and I need some easy dances. I had harder material  
>>>> planned and
>>>> while I do have some material that is probably easy enough, I am  
>>>> not sure
>>>> that it is.  The dance is at a college.  It is for college  
>>>> students only,
>>>> pssibly only students from that college, and we are now hoping  
>>>> for a
>>> large
>>>> contingent of beginers; perhaps mostly beginners.  Have you any
>>> expereince
>>>> with a similar situation?  I am thinking along the lines of ONS  
>>>> dances,
>>>> although if we made a few into regulars for the regular dance  
>>>> there that
>>>> would be great. So:  "no-partner" dances, mixers (I have January  
>>>> Mixer -
>>> a
>>>> great one), Set dances ("Once and to the bottoms") .......
>>>> We intend to have a blast!
>>>> Rickey Holt, Fremont, NH
>>>>
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