I see how many people are there when it is time to start and choose a
dance with a contra feel that works for that number:
A square like Kimmswick Express (by Gene Hubert)
A four couple Becket dance like Still Waiting on the Corner (by Gary
A circle mixer like Avery One Dance (by William Watson/Tiffany Tabbert)
A six-couple dance like Hexitation (by Tom Hinds)
Any of Ted Sanella's Triplets
With the right music these all have most of the elements of a contra
But definitely keep the number of repetitions low so that people don't
get bored and so that you can start another dance quickly with all the
new people that have turned up while you were doing the first dance.
Circle Mixers are good because experienced late arrivals can join in.
John Sweeney, Dancer, England john(a)modernjive.com 01233 625 362 &
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