[Callers] Dances for Smaller groups

Bill Baritompa staf186 at ext.canterbury.ac.nz
Sat Feb 2 23:43:53 PST 2013

Hi Cheryl,

Those dances of Jacob look nice, here are few more:
Cheers, Bill

For five:
Gender Free For Five (inspired by the Weevil for 7)
Sheepskin Five
Half Hazy Dots (inspired by Polka Dots)

Many triplets can be adapted to work for five as:
Microchasimic (Gender Free for five)

For six
Cut to the Chase (Triplet)

For seven
The Weevil by Richard Mason

H7 (mod) by BB, original by Peter Toxvaerd
    found a version in Heiner Fischle's book

Formation  H shape gender free


7    2
6 1 3
5    4

Flowing music 7x32 bar reels

A1 #1, #2 and #3 RH Star (8) ; #1, #5 and #6 LH Star (8)
A2 #1, #3 and #4 RH Star (8) ; #1, #6 and #7 LH Star (8)
B1 #6, #1,  and #3  Hey3  (#1 starts R sh with #3) (16)
B2 Lines (#2 thru #7) Forward, join hands 6 circle right one place (4), and fall 
back  (4)
        #1 and #2 Allemand Left 1 1/2  into new places (8) *

* #2 will have moved to the #7 position after B2a, after B2b
      #1 becomes new #7  and #2 becomes new center dancer:

1    3
7 2 4
6    5
      so 7 times thru the dance gets back to original positions

Teaching notes:

Stress staying in the H formation, everyone will get a chance to be in
each position. The middle person gets the most fun! They will lead each
of the four stars and start the hey. All moves on the 234 side are right
handed (or shouldered), while all moves on the 567 side are left. If
the dancers in the lines face slightly down and hold their inside hands up
and ready, the stars will go smoothly.

calling notes:

Call to the middle dancer. e.g. if have middle dancer facing the caller at start
(which is the case after B2b), "right hand star on your right ..., cross to the
bottom for a left hand star ..., across for a right hand star..., cross to the top
for a left hand star, etc.

Original version on web:
This version may have a mistake and as written does
not flow nicely. Version in Heiner Fischle's book also
does not flow so nicely.

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