[Callers] Favorite AABBCC contra dances?
isaacsbob at hotmail.com
Mon Dec 2 05:46:20 PST 2013
I had a similar request a few years ago, and wrote the following. There are two problems with AABBCC contras:
1. They don't progress as often, so a double progression was suggested. But with all double progressions, there is also the other issue of having significant activity with each neighbor.
2. It can be a challenge to fill up 96 beats without repeating figures.
Triple Double Improper, double progression, 1/27/10
A1. 4,12 N1 balance, swing
A2. 4,4 Circle L 1/2, gents roll partner across
4,4 Circle L 1/2, gents roll N1 along
B1. 6,10 Cross trail through, N2 swing
B2. 8,8 Gents allemande L 1 1/2, 1/2 hey (PR, LL, N2R, GL)
C1. 4,12 Partner balance, swing
C2. 8,8 Ladies chain to N2, star L
As with any dance exceeding A1-B2, be prepared to call it all the way through. Most contra dancers are not conditioned to remembering dances of this length well enough to go on autopilot.
> Date: Mon, 2 Dec 2013 00:27:28 -0800
> From: wjw1961 at gmail.com
> To: callers at sharedweight.net; trad-dance-callers at yahoogroups.com
> Subject: [Callers] Favorite AABBCC contra dances?
> Hi All,
> A band I'm working with on an upcoming contra dance gig has asked me if I
> can find a dance to fit some AABBCC tunes they have. They mentioned Real
> Beatrice, and suggested that a balance at the top of C1 might work very
> Any suggestions?
> Thanks in advance,
> wjw1961 at gmail.com
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