[Callers] Favorite mixers?

Martha Wild mawild at sbcglobal.net
Fri Sep 27 23:42:53 PDT 2013


I have a big circle mixer I really like, I'm not sure who wrote it or the name of it, perhaps if someone else recognizes it they can help me out there. I just call it the Balance and Pass mixer so I know what it is.

A1) Balance and Swing Partner
A2) Promenade for 8, Twirl Promenade for eight. (See explanation below)
B1) Balance your partner, pass by the next,
	 Balance the next, pass by the next, 
B2) Balance the next, pass by the next
	 Do si do the next, (this is your new partner)

 
The  promenade is for 8 counts in Varsovienne position, at which point the man raises his right hand and the woman twirls beneath his hand as they continue moving forward for another 8 counts, ending with the woman facing around the circle in the opposite direction from the man, with their right hands still joined. For the balances, start with your partner balance, then pull by partner and walk past the next person you meet. Balance the next, pull by and skip one again, repeat, then finally do-si-do the one you meet.

It's a fun and energetic dance, people usually get it quickly.


I also wrote a big circle mixer inspired by one of Ted Sanella's, and it works pretty well:

Ted's Waves
A1) Forward and back
	Women go forward, return facing out to form a wave, partner in right hand
A2) Balance the wave, allemande partner 1X
	Balance the wave, allemande left neighbor 1X
B1) Do si do partner
	Swing the same neighbor
B2) Promenade the set

Martha

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> From: Laur <lcpgr at yahoo.com>
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> MINE TOO!!!
> 
> I use EZ's mixer for any event - great for ONS to introduce moves without teaching...?
> esp for weddings and well, community events.
> 
>> ________________________________
>> From: Jack Mitchell <jamitch3 at mindspring.com>
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>> Sent: Thursday, September 26, 2013 10:55 PM
>> Subject: Re: [Callers] Favorite mixers?
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>> 
>> Two of my favorites are:
>> 
>> *Esmerelda's Revenge* -- Beth Parkes Mixer
>> 
>> *A1*Forward and Back
>> All go forward, gents back up (ladies stay in the middle)
>> to have a ring of ladies inside the ring of gents
>> 
>> *A2*Ladies turn Left, Gents turn Right
>> single file Promenade around the ring
>> Everyone turn back
>> look for your partner -- last one you swung
>> 
>> *B1*P DsD
>> N Alle L 1x
>> 
>> *B2*Pass P**by**R
>> Swing the next (new Partner)
>> 
>> 
>> *Ease About Mixer *-- Gene Hibert (var. by Cis Hinkle)Mixer
>> 
>> *A1*B&S
>> 
>> *A2*Promenade
>> As a couple swoop into center and back
>> 
>> *B1*Ladies weave the ring -- in front, behind, between
>> Ring forward and back
>> 
>> *B2*Gents weave the ring -- in front, behind, between
>> Original P Alle L 1? to new partner
>> ? ? ? ? ? ?  Note: Once you meet your original Partner, look past them 
>> to see who your new partner is.? For some reason there is frequent 
>> disorientation when getting out of the allemande and trying to find new 
>> partner**
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> On 9/26/2013 6:47 PM, Kalia Kliban wrote:
>>> I'd love to add a few more mixers to my repertoire.? Which ones do you 
>>> like for beginning groups or for early in the evening?? And do you 
>>> have some that more advanced groups can enjoy?
>>> 
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> Here is a very simple mixer.? On a wood floor a two hand swing would be better.? I adapted this from a dance called by Steve Holland.
> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QCu3ZGOIpRo
> Rich 
> Stafford, CT
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> I'd love to add a few more mixers to my repertoire.? Which ones do you like for beginning groups or for early in the evening?? And do you have some that more advanced groups can enjoy?
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> I believe this works so well because there is not a new prompt? for
> each phrase - only four items or calls...(treating dosado/swing as a
> single action with a new partner.) 
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> Bob Livingston
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> Here is a very simple mixer.? On a wood floor a two hand swing would be better.? I adapted this from a dance called by Steve Holland.
> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QCu3ZGOIpRo
> Rich 
> Stafford, CT
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> I'd love to add a few more mixers to my repertoire.? Which ones do you like for beginning groups or for early in the evening?? And do you have some that more advanced groups can enjoy?
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> Tavi wrote:
>> regarding to calling a CC BY-NC dance at a paid
>> event: is it in fact noncommercial use?
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> Sounds commercial to me.  The text from the license is:
> 
> "You may not exercise any of the rights granted to You in Section 3
> above in any manner that is primarily intended for or directed toward
> commercial advantage or private monetary compensation." --
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> I think the relevant right would be to "Publicly Perform the Work".
> You're getting paid to call, so "directed toward private monetary
> compensation" sounds applicable.
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> Jeff
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> On Fri, Sep 13, 2013 at 2:43 PM, Dave Casserly
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>> I do not think Dan is correct that dance choreography is not copyrightable.
>> Dan, I don't know where you got that information, but nothing I know about
>> copyright law gives me that impression.  I guess you could argue that
>> contra dances are not sufficiently "original," but the standard for
>> originality is so low in copyright law that I don't think that would be a
>> winning argument, or even close to it.
>> 
> 
> I read more about this, and it looks like a social dance might not
> qualify as a "dramatic work".
> 
>    On the other hand, if your dance is not a ?dramatic work? because it
>    is not a choreographic show, does not tell a story or is not part of a
>    dramatic performance, it is not protected.
>      -- http://www.copyright.org.au/admin/cms-acc1/_images/15356429875239252b8737e.pdf
> 
> They conclude "In our view, it is unlikely that social dances will be
> protected by copyright."
> 
> I wrote a blog post: http://www.jefftk.com/p/can-you-copyright-a-contra-dance
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> Date: Fri, 27 Sep 2013 06:26:09 -0700 (PDT)
> From: Michael Fuerst <mjerryfuerst at yahoo.com>
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> Hello Gloria
> 
> Here is a link to the file I promised, downloadable, and readable by any word processor
> There is also a link to dances I have written.
> Email me ?if you have trouble accessing them or questions about any of the dances contained in the two files
> http://aptsg.org/Dance/dance_links.html
> 
> ?
> Michael Fuerst ? ? ?802 N Broadway ? ? ?Urbana IL 61801?????? 217-239-5844
> Links to photos of many of my drawings and paintings are at?www.ArtComesFuerst.com
> 
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> ________________________________
> From: Gloria Johnson <obscure_adventurer at yahoo.com>
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> Sent: Monday, August 26, 2013 6:11 PM
> Subject: [Callers] Easy Dance List
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> ________________________________
> Michael,
> I, too, would like a copy of your list of easy dances. ?Thanks!
> 
> Gloria Johnson Scarlet
> Springfield, MO? 
> 
> ?>> From: Michael Fuerst <mjerryfuerst at yahoo.com>
>>> To: "callers at sharedweight.net" <callers at sharedweight.net>
>>> Sent: Sunday, August 25, 2013 7:58 PM
>>> Subject: [Callers] Easy dance List
>>> 
>>> 
>>> I have sent the list of easy dances I have collected to he 23 people? 
>>> who requested such.
>>> If you have not received it by Monday, email me.
>>> Make sure to check your trash ans spam folders, in case it ended up? 
>>> there.
>>> 
>>> Michael Fuerst? ? ? 802 N Broadway? ? ? Urbana IL 61801? ? ? ? 
>>> 217-239-5844
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