[Callers] What is this dance called?

Yoyo Zhou yozhov at gmail.com
Tue Nov 12 21:33:57 PST 2013


On Tue, Nov 12, 2013 at 3:58 PM, Greg McKenzie <grekenzie at gmail.com> wrote:
> The first half of the dance is a lot like "Pedal Pushers" by Bob Dalsemer,
> and like "Suzie's Choice" (I don't have the author.)  But I prefer your
> dance because it is more connected and would require less walk-through than
> either of those dances.
>
> Do you have a name yet?  I would like to use it.  I particularly like the
> progression transition from right hand star into Gent's left hand turn.

Thanks, good point about the A part. It was pointed out to me that for
the gents the allemande is not actually as far as 1+1/2 to get to the
other side where their partner is, so call it once and a little more.
(In Give and Take, Pedal Pushers has it written as 1+1/4.)

Viewed another way, it's the A part of Pedal Pushers and the B part of
Harmony Supper Line (by Jim Saxe) connected with a progression similar
to Sweet Music. To give a nod where nods are due, I think that means I
have to call it:

Pedal Point
improper
A1. gents allemande left 1+1/4; P star promenade
A2. ladies do si do; P swing
B1. circle left 3/4; N swing
B2. long lines; right hand star

Yoyo Zhou



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