[Callers] Petronella spin, no chain or allemande?

Erik Hoffman via Callers callers at lists.sharedweight.net
Mon Dec 14 19:14:30 PST 2015

Bay Area Caller Tom Thoreau made up a dance that I've used lots at 
beginner level dances:

A1 Petronella Balance x 2
A2 Petronella Balance x 2
B1 Partner Balance & Swing
B2 Right & Left through; Circle half, slide left to next couple

And, it is dedicated to Jane Fonda...

An aside (which I might have said before)

I still find it funny when callers announce, "as in Petronella," or "as 
in Rory O'More." I look around the room and see almost no one who has a 
clue as to what Petronella or Rory O'More is. Sometimes even the caller 
doesn't know--or barely knows... I recommend saying something like "a 
move from a wonderful old dance called Petronella."

~erik hoffman
     oakland, ca

On 12/13/2015 7:33 PM, Bill Baritompa via Callers wrote:
> Hi Ron,
> Great for total beginners, not sure of name or author:
> Easy Petronella        ?        improper
> A1, A2    Circle Balance, petronella spin 4X
> B1    Neighbor Dosido; Neighbor Swing
> B2    LLFB,  1s Swing
> Cheers, Bill
> On 14/12/2015 4:13 p.m., Ron Blechner via Callers wrote:
>> Any suggestions for your favorite easy or intermediate Petronella 
>> spin dance
>> with no chain, no allemandes?
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