Hello All! I wanted to write a dance in celebration of my stepping into the Libra Sun for the 70th time. I wanted it to be very balanced, in Libra fashion.
Anyone seen this dance before? It is not like anything in my data base that has Mad Robin in the A1, but I did not search the other figures.
Thanks for your input!
> Begin forwarded message:
> From: Jean Gibson-Gorrindo <jgorrindo(a)charter.net>
> Subject: "70 Libra Suns" by Jean Gorrindo
> Date: September 24, 2019 at 8:25:56 AM PDT
> To: jean gorrindo <jgorrindo(a)charter.net>
> 70 Libra Suns
> by Jean Gorrindo
> A1 -----------
> (8) Mad Robin (Ladies pass in front moving Right
> (8) Balance the ring and spin to the right (petronella)
> A2 -----------
> (16) Partner balance and swing
> B1 -----------
> (8) 1/2 Hey, Ladies passing right shoulders
> (8) Ladies allemande Right 1-1/2
> B2 -----------
> (16) Neighbor balance and swing
I'm pretty behind publishing a year or so of dances, but wanted to check in
since this one may be done?
I riffed off Nils' Spring Fever, swapping petronellas for the circulate,
then changed the simple B2 to fit the ending in a wave. Test driven Sunday
in Greenfield, MA.
Going Out For Bao
Ron T Blechner
D.I., start in long waves with Larks facing out, Ravens facing in
A1. Bal Wave, Ravens X, Larks Loop R (4,4)
Bal Wave, Larks X, Ravens Loop R (4,4)
A2. N B+S (4,12)
B1. Larks Lead 1/2 Hey, Ravens Ricochet, Partner Swing (16)
B2. Pass Thru Straight Across (4ish) (face P)
P Alle L 1x (6ish)
Larks Pull By R (2ish)
N Alle L 1 + 1/4 (6ish) (RH to New N to form waves)
I’m having some minor delivery issues. I’ll be able to work on this again tomorrow. (I have to take care of my parenting trick-or-treat duties this afternoon and evening!)
Thanks for your patience. Please hold off on conversations to the lists for now.
I try and call the dances of Rich Blazej whenever I can and this one's a
Halloween favorite, re-done as "Werewolves and Zombies".
*Garfield's Escape* -- circle of couples PLUS ONE EXTRA in the center
A1 All into the center EIGHT steps and back, menacing the Garfield
A2 Circle left, circle right
B1 Women (werewolves) promenade single file to the right, while men
(zombies) "star" by the right -- each man puts his right hand on right
shoulder of the man in front - including Garfield.
B2 Caller hollers "Escape!" ("Boo!", or maybe "Braaaiiins") and all men
run to the outside and swing with a woman in the outer circle. A new
Garfield remains in the center.
Rich himself named this after Garfield the comic-strip cat, way back when
he was cynical and funny (the cat, not Rich).
"The single man remaining at the end of the dance is entitled to a pan of
lasagna and some fresh kitty litter".
My favorite normal tune for this is the minor jig Coleraine, played at a
slightly slower lurch-y tempo, but if I'm lucky the band'll do the Alfred
Have fun, just thought I'd share -- and I'd love to hear how it goes if you
do it, and what variations emerge.
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I'm sorry to announce that Ann Appleing died on the morning of 17th October.
For as long as I can remember, Derek and Ann have been a Folk Sales point. Their caravan was a familiar sight at many
Folk Festivals and dance weekends in England, and they had an enormous supply of books, CDs and other items related to
folk dancing and music.
If you want any more information, please contact Derek Appleing: Derek-Ann(a)Folksales.co.uk
Hello encyclopedic dance minds. Does this dance already exist?
Formation: Becker, CW
A1: [slide left] new ravens allemande right 1.5; neighbor swing
A2: Circle left 3/4; balance the ring, neighbor CA twirl
B1: balance, petronella twirl; balance, box circulate
B2: balance, slide right; partner swing
Question 2: is petronella followed by box circulate boring?
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I share the concern about driving a lot to get to dance events.
FWIW: The Concord Scout House is 0.6 miles from the Concord commuter rail station, which has approximately hourly service (more frequent in rush hour) to and from North Station in Boston and intermediate stops (including Porter Square for the Red Line subway). Last inbound train just before 11:30 pm.
By contrast, I can pretty easily get to dances in Burlington, VT, from my home in Middlebury, VT, by public bus during rush hour, but there is no return service late in the evening. I need to be more diligent about seeking people to carpool with, but not everyone wants to get to the dance as early as the caller has to, nor stay till the bitter end.