It's also called "button-hook" by some dance writers. (Isn't that what
Jim Kitch calls it in "Bees in the Shower?")
Sent: Feb 23, 2011 3:00 PM
Subject: [Callers] uncommon moves--"hockey stick"/"fishhook"
Here in Ithaca, the figure that you refer to as a "hockey stick" is called a
Date: Wed, 23 Feb 2011 08:57:33 -0500
From: Tom Hinds <twhinds(a)earthlink.net>
Subject: [Callers] cast off
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I'm in the process of writing a book on the ins and outs of
choreography. The last chapter is a glossary of uncommon moves used
in contras. I remember, maybe 15 years ago, someone wrote a dance
that used a move called a hockey stick. Does anyone know the dance/
know the move? My memory is that dancers walk across the set single
file and then turn a quarter and move either up or down.
Date: Wed, 23 Feb 2011 11:26:41 EST
Subject: Re: [Callers] cast off
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Bumbling in the Shower Erik Smith Becket-L
A1. 8 Long lines forward and back
8 Gents allem L 1?
A2. 4,12 Neighbor balance, & swing
B1. 8 Ladies chain to partner
8 Pass thru across and turn R ? and single file promenade to next
B2. 8 Circle L
8 Partner swing
I collected this in the late 80's/early 90's and it has the "hockey
you're talking about.
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