[Callers] Genderless beginner dances
Jacob & Nancy Bloom
bloom at gis.net
Sun Dec 16 12:06:53 PST 2012
Luke, I looked at the dances on your blog. I was surprised by Rory
and Juliet, with its turns once and a quarter and three quarters
around, since the last thing I would want to burden beginners with is
Here's a dance you can use. I call it my House Dance Special, since
I've often called it at dances held in houses, where there wasn't
room to do a Sicilian Circle.
House Dance Special
Duple Improper Contra
Swing partner (or two hand turn)
Pass through, Dosido the next (or bow to the next)
>Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2012 23:11:13 -0500
>From: Luke Donforth <luke.donev at gmail.com>
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>Thanks John for the dances (and thanks to Greg & Ron for the groaners).
>Some of them I had as great candidates for One Night Stand dances.
>Something with a 1st corners/2nd corners wasn't what I had in mind here (as
>if you accidentally swapped role post swing, you'd suddenly have to
>remember you were a different number), but they're good dances.
>I've put up a few that I wrote to fit what I was looking for at my caller
>I'm not saying they're great (and they may not even be original), but
>they're in the spirit of what I was looking for (although even there the
>different roles will have different feels).
>Thanks again, and I look forward to hearing what others have to say.
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