[Callers] Dances With Minimal Partner Time (Was: dances with ultimate partner time)

Dorcas Hand handd51 at tekkmail.com
Sun Mar 3 16:19:31 PST 2013


So Much for Romance				IMP
Erna-Lynne Bogue (for Dorcas Hand, after an Auction at Winter int eh Woods, c. 1990)
A1	N bal and pull by R
	P pull by L
	N bal and pull by R
	P pull by L
A2	N B&Sw
B1 	L chain over & back
B2	Circle L
	Act Sw. end facing down
The title says it all - and it is a really fun dance!
Dorcas

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From: callers-bounces at sharedweight.net [mailto:callers-bounces at sharedweight.net] On Behalf Of Sharon Green
Sent: Sunday, March 03, 2013 5:44 PM
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Subject: Re: [Callers] Dances With Minimal Partner Time (Was: dances with ultimate partner time)

The opening four moves are identical to the opening figures of the English dance The Drummer (1757, I believe, but I'm away from my sources).  I like the contra variant!
Cheers,
Sharon Green

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On Mar 3, 2013, at 6:17 PM, Chris Lahey <clahey at clahey.net> wrote:

> I wrote Riverfest Reel a few years ago:
> 
> 1. Circle Left
> 2. Star Right
> 3. Star Left
> 4. Circle Right
> 5 - 6. Balance the ring; swing your neighbor 7. Long lines 8. Ones 
> swing
> 
> It's meant to be easy for first timers.  In particular, the circle 
> right can be easier for the beginners than the experienced folks.
> 
> On Sun, Mar 3, 2013 at 5:12 PM, Richard Mckeever <macmck at ymail.com> wrote:
>> Greg,
>> 
>> If you want the ultimate in low partner interaction - one where you 
>> don't actually touch your partner
>> 
>> Snake River Reel by Peter Lippincott (he also wrote a great tune by 
>> the same name and they work well together)
>> 
>> It is a really fun dance, except for that one minor flaw.
>> 
>> Roger Diggle gave us Snake Oil Reel to add a partner swing to Peter's 
>> dance - but it replaces a unique promenade figure in the original 
>> dance
>> 
>> Mac
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> ________________________________
>> From: Greg McKenzie <grekenzie at gmail.com>
>> To: Caller's discussion list <callers at sharedweight.net>
>> Cc: callers-request at sharedweight.net
>> Sent: Sunday, March 3, 2013 3:40 PM
>> Subject: [Callers] Dances With Minimal Partner Time (Was: dances with 
>> ultimate partner time)
>> 
>> Hey Folks,
>> 
>> I do enjoy dances with good partner interaction...but I have a lot of 
>> those.  What I am interested in now is contra dances with minimal 
>> partner interaction.  No.  Not dances without a partner swing.  (That 
>> would likely engender too many complaints.)  I'm looking for dances 
>> with eight or fewer beats of partner swing, total, for the dance..
>> 
>> Yes.  A four-count partner swing would work.  But often the better 
>> choice is one with ones-only swinging or twos-only swinging, (so the 
>> partner swing count for the entire dance is lower overall).
>> 
>> I am particularly interested in easy-to moderate contra dances with 
>> good neighbor interaction (including neighbor swings).
>> 
>> Thanks,
>> 
>> Greg
>> Santa Cruz, CA
>> 
>> *******************
>> 
>> On Sat, Mar 2, 2013 at 1:11 PM, JoLaine Jones-Pokorney <jolaine at gmail.com>wrote:
>> 
>>> Hi all - I'm looking for dances that have LOTS of partner interaction.
>>> What are your favorites?
>>> 
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