One triplet I have enjoyed is Rick Mohr's Triplet #2 (I've copied his notes
below). once dancers get the feel, the momentum of the 1's leading into the
circle at the beginning of A2 is very satisfying, as is the wave into the
I had it nearly fall apart one time when the group of people left were all
beginners, but they were having a good time and laughed throughout - either
caught up on the circle left or straightened out the set at the partner
swing at the end, so it worked well enough.
I used to coordinate an open band/open caller dance that got tons of
musicians but was often short on dancers, so it was handy to have
interesting dances that worked for very short sets. I also once improvised
Rory O'more as a triplet, but the memory is hazy now. I think I just had
the #1 couple swing to the bottom of the set at the end.
-Valerie Cohen, Seattle
Rick's Triplet #2
By Rick Mohr; January 28, 2002
Triplet, 1's Improper
A1: 1's cross *(passing right shoulders)*, go outside below 2's who move up
1's cross *(passing right shoulders)*, turn right, go outside around two
people *(ending proper)* (10)
A2: Circle left 6 hands round (12)
Allemande right with partner 3/4 (4)
*(Join left hands with neighbor to form a wave of six)*
B1: Balance the wave (4)
Half hey for 6 *(neighbors pass left shoulders to start)* (12)
B2: Balance and swing partner (16)
The figures of this dance fit the music phrases exactly, so it can be quite
satisfying if dancers are on the ball but somewhat unforgiving if they get
The active couple moves continuously in A1. First they cross around the 2's
to the middle position, and then without stopping they cross again and both
turn right—the man loops around the bottom couple while the woman loops
around the top couple. As the active dancers return to the middle position
(proper) all join hands and match their motion smoothly into a circle left.
The circle left in A2 takes 12 steps, so be aware to call the allemande
right in time for its four steps to end the phrase in time to balance the
wave at the start of B1. Then 12 weaving hey steps invert the set in time
for the partner balance and swing at the start of B2.
In terms of the original numbering, once through the dance leaves the
couples in a 3, 1, 2 sequence.
Date: Sat, 26 Mar 2016 11:22:05 -0400
From: Bob Isaacs via Callers <callers(a)lists.sharedweight.net>
To: Claire Takemori <cht(a)mac.com>om>, Shared Weight
Subject: Re: [Callers] Favorite Triplet ?
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If you want a triplet with contra corners and a hey for 6 (and very much
for experienced dancers) then try:
Cinnamon CrullerTriplet, properBI / 10-23-05
A1. 1s cast to bottom, 1s up the center and 1/2 figure 8 below (2s move
up)A2. 1s turn contra cornersB1. All partner allemande R 3/4, 1/2 hey for
6B2. Partner balance, swing - face up progressed (3-1-2)
Date: Wed, 16 Mar 2016 22:51:38 -0700
Subject: [Callers] Favorite Triplet ?
Hi everyone. I?m enjoying all the great information that is shared on
I?m wondering if you have a favorite Triplet that would work for a very
experienced contra dance with just 6 dancers left after the