I like Alamo Triad from Give-and-Take.
Hands Six from the top. #1s Improper, #2s and #3s Becket, now
hold hands in a circle of six - #1s keep your backs to the band.
It is Double Progression, so you don't spend so long out at
the end. It has a swing. The #2s and #3s keep switching sides, but do the
same movements so there is less confusion. They are all standard contra
You just need to really make sure that they understand that
only one of the two couples out at the top can become the next #1s!
It may help them to start understanding some of the concepts.
John Sweeney, Dancer, England john(a)modernjive.com 01233 625 362 & 07802
for Modern Jive Events & DVDs
for Dancing in Kent
From: Callers <callers-bounces(a)lists.sharedweight.net> On Behalf Of Judy
Greenhill via Callers
Sent: 24 September 2018 22:35
To: callers discussion list <callers(a)lists.sharedweight.net>
On a more serious note, I would like to get my local dance series doing
more-well, actually some!-triple minors. Eventually I'd like to get them to
at least tolerate some of the traditional dances, but the learning curve of
triple minor +plus unfamiliar figures + no swing has always been just too
steep for them to manage. I've gone through Zesty Contras for more modern
triples but so far haven't found one that I think will work-so, what are
your favourite triple minors? What worked-and what didn't-in introducing
them to a crowd used to at least one swing in every dance, and everybody
moving most, if not all of the time?
Can include contra corners as they are pretty proficient-thanks to 3 years
of including it every time I call!