[Callers] Give and Take 4x4

Thomas J Senior thomasjsenior at gmail.com
Thu Jun 30 10:17:45 PDT 2011


Hi Keith,
  As Chris pointed out, between the give and takes, the dance is a
contra formation, so your buddy is across from you.
   The dance does need space, but then, most 4x4's do.

Tom

On Thu, Jun 30, 2011 at 10:36 AM, Chris Lahey <clahey at clahey.net> wrote:
> How does this feel on the floor?  Have you diagrammed this on a grid?
> It seems to me that you'd have spacing trouble since the beginning of
> the dance is a 4x4, but the orientation at the end of A1 is
> essentially a contra dance.
>
> This is partially solved by all the give & takes, since you have to
> walk forward and back, but I would be somewhat worried by people being
> far apart right before the Petronella.  Perhaps yet another Give &
> Take would work here?
>
> Now that I think about it some more though, it seems like swing
> followed by down the hall would have similar problems, but it always
> seems to be fine, so maybe the grid differences are close enough that
> the formation naturally "breathes."
>
> I want to dance this now so I can see if my guesses are accurate.
>     Chris
>
> On Mon, Jun 27, 2011 at 00:28, Thomas J Senior <thomasjsenior at gmail.com> wrote:
>>   A while ago, i was intending to call a 4x4 (The Warm Up) at our
>> local dance, the Chicago Barn Dance, but thought it might be nice to
>> use a dance that accomplished the same thing (swinging both opposites
>> during the sequence) but not using the star or a hey.  Another idea to
>> incorporate was the give and take, which seemed a good move for the
>> standard introductory figure of many 4x4s.  What i came up with is
>> called Villa Olivia (where i wrote the dance):
>>
>> Villa Olivia
>>   4x4     Tom Senior           note "buddy" in your line of 4, (same
>> gender person) and the direction you face.
>> A1.  Lines go forward, Men draw opposite back to swing  (Give and
>> Take), end the swing facing your buddy across the line of direction of
>> the dance.
>> A2.  Make and ring, balance, twirl right one place (as in petronella),
>> swing opposite #2.  End facing across to your buddy.
>> B1.  Right and left across, ladies chain 1/2, turning to end facing
>> partner. (in the direction of progression)
>> B2.  Lines go forwrd, Women draw partner back to swing.  End swing
>> facing original direction.
>>
>> Perhaps you may find this useful.
>>
>> Tom
>>
>>
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