I like the dance; I'm always partial to lost-and-found dances. As an occasional
caller, I've had little success calling give and take dances. The give and take moves
people away from being across from another couple and into a kind of zigzag formation.
Newcomers and dancers with poor awareness of where they are supposed to be invariably
choose the wrong couple for the next move.
For this dance, after the neighbor swing, I would tell the dancers to identify their
shadow, then the couple to the right of that for who to do the diagonal right and left
through with. The dancers will still be the zigzag formation after the R&L through.
I'd ask them to identify the couple that did not include their partner to star with.
I would like some feedback as to whether that's a good way to talk about position, or
if there's a better/simpler way to teach that
John Nance> From: isaacsbob(a)hotmail.com> To: callers(a)sharedweight.net> Date:
Sun, 14 Oct 2007 21:19:42 -0400> CC: roger_auman(a)yahoo.com> Subject: [Callers] A New
Dance> > > To All;> > With the premission of the author, I'd like to
share a new and interesting dance;> > The Boomerang Effect Becket-L Roger Auman>
> A1. 8 Ladies chain to N1> 8 R diagonal ladies chain to Sh1> > A2. 4 Give and
take to gent's side (1)> 12 N2 swing> > B1. 8 L diagonal R and L through>
8 Star L 3/4 (2)> > B2. 16 Partner gypsy and swing> > (1) - Give and takes to
a neighbor are rare, but Roger makes the correct choice here. The natural circle L 3/4, N2
swing creates a sharp change of direction on the R diagonal/circle L transition.> >
(2) - All start the star across from a second shadow.> > The neat part of this dance
is that on the R and L through all pass their partner, only to boomerang back to them
later on. As far as I know, the passing your partner on a L diagonal R and L through is
new.> > Roger Auman is a longtime dancer and up-and-coming caller from Philadelphia.
He's written some other good ones, and if interested, you can contact him at the email
on the CC line.> > Bob> >
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