On a completely different subject, I’ve recently heard term “mid-life crisis” used to describe dance that progress in the middle like this one. Has anyone else come across the term?
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(Sent this to Chris Page a week ago and no answer!.. so I'm asking the hive mind.)
Using the G-word until there's a widely accepted substitute that doesn't need a footnote to explain.
from a dance-writing session led by Jeff Spero at a recent dance camp...
This Was Your Idea
by John Kelley, John Bartlett, Sandy Gabucan, Andy Shore
Contra/ Duple Improper
(8) Gypsy Neighbor1 Right 1.5
(8) Gypsy Neighbor2 Left 1.5
(8) Gypsy Neighbor3 Right 1x come back ...
(8) Neighbor2 swing
(4) Give & Take to Lady's Side
(12) Partner swing
(8) Right and left through
(8) Balance the ring and spin to the right (petronella) to face N2
Note that the progression happens in A2.
The Petronella into a (right shoulder) Gypsy seems unusual. I don't have any dances in my collection that do that. Dancing it with a test group seemed to be fine.