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
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.
On Tue, Mar 28, 2017 at 7:31 PM, Maia McCormick via Callers <
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,
* e.g. hey occurs during the last eight counts of B1 and the first
eight of B2
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