Lots of great dances already suggested.Talking about the bigger picture programming thing, I hear wanting to change the feel and not have circles in every dance. While Give and Take might feel like a cheat to you, it will feel different for the dancers, and it's probably not egregious.You can also add a fair bit of texture with just different results from the circle. A swing ->circle & swing transition is going to feel different than a circle into a chain, or a circle left to a circle right, etc. I think two no-circle dances in a half is a good thing to shoot for, but also showing the various ways the circle can be used.A lot of 4x4 dances don't use circles, so if your crowds are up for (and large enough) for those, they can get you there and add other program texture.As for specific dances that haven't been mentioned yet, here are some with 10+ calls from my box:Marion's Delight by Carol KoppA turn for the better by Bill PopeFriday Night Fever by Tony ParksRocket City Romp by Cis HinkleiFlirt by Luke Donforth2nd Course by Luke DonforthA Sure Thing by Chris Page (has Circle Right)Treasure of the Sierra Madre by James Hutson (no N swing)Amherst and Wooster by Chris Weiler (no N swing)On Mon, Jul 9, 2018 at 8:16 PM, Rich Sbardella via Callers <firstname.lastname@example.org.
net> wrote:Helo Folks,This group has been so quiet lately. The group has been so important for me as I developed my Contra calling repertoire and skills, so I thought I'd initiate a conversation.As I sit here programming a dance I realize that I do not have many dances without circles. Many that I do have, do not have a Neighbor Swing, or have a Give & Take to cheat it out. Those factors limit where and when I can use them.I generally like to program two no circle dances in each half, and also a NO neighbor Swing dance in at least one half if not both halves of an evening. Any thoughts on this?Does anyone want to share some modern contras that have no Circles and no Give & Takes, but include a partner and neighbor swing.Here are a few I have used.Just for NEFFA, Linda LeslieRollin' and Tumblin'. Cis HinkleRocket City Romp, Cis HinkleTravels with Rick and Kim, Shari Miller JohnsonFriday Night Fever, Tony ParkesThanks,Rich SbardellaStafford, CT
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