>Cis Hinkle says "The Butterfly" is not quite suited for "Fan in the Doorway" Anyone know why? Seems I've danced it to that tune but it has been a few years!
I was startled to read I had an opinion on this subject until I read the original posting from 2010. I obviously didn't make it clear, but that comment about The Butterfly came from the author (the great Gene Hubert) in Dizzy Dances III, from which I was quoting. As I said in the post, at the time I had never called Fan in the Doorway (which I agree is a beautifully flowing dance).
I was talking to dean the other day and mentioned that more than one person had request edit his excellent dance, and asked whether it was ok to share it with everyone. So here is Our House, by Dean Snipes. Deb, I know I wrote that the star is 3/4, but it really is 1x.
Sent from my iPad
Begin forwarded message:
> I love this dance by Dean and am glad to share. Written for a contra friend who always said come over to our house! A real community builder.
> Our House
> By Dean Snipes
> A1 M Alle L 1 1/2
> N Sw
> A2 Ladies chain to P
> Star L 1x and a step till the ladies can take R with another lady making a long lady wave in the center of the set.
> B1 all bal, ML, WR
> All (Rory) Slide, ML, WR-into a new star, W are looking at their shadow's back, P is in another star, far away, seemingly
> Star R 1x, men move along your home side a little to meet P
> B2 P B&Sw
I really like the flow of Becket Contras where the progression is a circle and then a slide into a circle with the next pair. Nice to watch the whole hall do it.
> Date: Wed, 5 Feb 2014 14:14:15 -0000
> From: "John Sweeney" <info(a)contrafusion.co.uk>
> To: <callers(a)sharedweight.net>
> Subject: [Callers] Flow & Glide Contras
> Message-ID: <000001cf227c$8da40720$a8ec1560$(a)contrafusion.co.uk>
> Content-Type: text/plain; charset="us-ascii"
> Hi all,
> I am planning some workshops, for festivals here in the UK, with the title
> "Flow & Glide Contras: Dances with beautiful flow, connectivity and a
> smooth, satisfying glide." (Thanks to Sarah VanNorstrand and no doubt many
> others for the title!)
> I have lots of ideas already, but am always interested in finding great
> dances that I am not familiar with.
> If you don't mind sharing, please let me know your favourite ONE or TWO
> contras that fit this description.