[Callers] 4 couple set Chorus Jig

Jerome Grisanti via Callers callers at lists.sharedweight.net
Sun Jul 16 19:51:48 PDT 2017


What's the starting formation -- four couple longways proper? I'm having
trouble picturing all turn contra corners but perhaps I'm missing something.


Jerome Grisanti

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On Sun, Jul 16, 2017 at 7:37 PM, Yoyo Zhou via Callers <
callers at lists.sharedweight.net> wrote:

> Hi callers,
> I've been looking for a funky dance, a variation on Chorus Jig for 4
> couples, alternating, everybody turns contra corners. Does anyone know who
> to thank for it?
> (I remember dancing it at one of the Monte Toyon camps (Spring Fever or
> Queer Contra Camp) but I can't remember which! For bonus points, I'd love
> to figure out whom I learned it from.)
> The dance goes like this:
> A1: top couple down the outside and back
> B1: top couple down the middle and back, cast off with 2s
> C: all turn contra corners in the middle
>     (All turn partner right 3/4, 1st corner left 1, parter right 1/2, 2nd
> corner left 1.
>      It looks like a wave of 8 down the middle.)
> B2: all balance and swing partner; end swing facing up (?)
> (? = Do you alternate facing up/down?)
> Then, every other time, alternate: the bottom couple goes up the set and
> casts off with the 3s. So the 1s and 2s just change places with each other,
> and the 3s and 4s change places with each other, and everyone has a turn.
> Thanks,
> Yoyo Zhou
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