[Callers] Full hey spanning two phrases?

Rich Sbardella via Callers callers at lists.sharedweight.net
Tue Mar 28 19:10:17 PDT 2017


I wrote a simple square "Hey Square, Let's Dance" that has the hey crossing
It must be called Heads, Sides, Heads, Sides to have a complete mixer

A1 Heads Lead Right & Circle to a Line, F&B
A2 Ladies Chain, Start a Full Hey
B1 Finish the Hey, Swing the one you meet
B2 Promenade

I have only shared this with one caller, and she remarked that the hey
crosses phrases, and she would not use it.
I must often use it wit singing calls, or square dance music that has
strong 8 beat phrasing.

Bob Isaacs "To Turn a Phrase" has the Oval crossing phrases.  I have danced
it when it feels good, but also when it did not.  I think the music
selection is more critical.

Rich Sbardella

On Tue, Mar 28, 2017 at 7:31 PM, Maia McCormick via Callers <
callers at lists.sharedweight.net> wrote:

> Hi folks,
> I'm running up against a wall in a dance I'm currently writing, and
> it's making me wonder: what dances, if any, have a full hey that spans two
> sections* and really WORKS?  I feel like in general, if I danced such a
> dance, I would roll my eyes at the choreographer "breaking the rules", but
> I can also imagine delightful dances a hey spanning two phrases that
> justify their own existence and feel great to dance.
> Thoughts? Dances to point me to?
> As always, in dance,
> Maia
> * e.g. hey occurs during the last eight counts of B1 and the first
> eight of B2
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