Here are several of my dances that qualify.
George's Neat Reel Becket Counterclockwise August, 1999
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A1 Promenade across
Hands across left hand star
A2 Men see-saw WHILE
women exchange places by turning back over right shoulder and
walking clockwise 1/2 way around the see-saw'ing men
B1 Long lines forward and on the way back, roll away to advance to a new neighbor,
at end of which partners catch right hands across set so they can,
With new neighbors, right and left through
B2 Circle left 3/4, partners swing
Notes: When out at the end, dancers must face back in with the man on the left,
women on the right.
Where is Tim's Cup? Becket counterclockwise
A1 Circle left 3/4. Swing neighbor.
A2 Circle left 3/4 and pass through up and down set, passing
right shoulder with partner to face a shadow (same
person throughout dance).
Star left with shadow and neighbor.
B1 Balance and swing partner.
B2 Right and left through.
Promenade across, but during the courtesy turn shift
counterclockwise around the set to face new neighbors
The Mystery of Edwin Drood Becket Clockwise
A1 Neighbors and their 1st shadows, star right (hands across). (To
find first shadows from initial Becket position, men look
left and women right around the set.)
Left shoulder do-si-do partner 1 1/2 to face 2nd shadow.
A2 Neighbors and their second shadows star left (hands across).
B1 Men allemande left 1 1/2,
Men scoop up neighbor for a star promenade and buterfly whirl,
releasing neighbor at end to face a new neighbor
B2 Circle left 3/4. Everyone now on opposite side of set
from which they started.
Right and left through (8).
Alternative (a bit less difficult):
B1 Circle left 3/4, pass through. Do-si-do new neighbors.
Summer Haze Becket Counterclockwise
A1 Men allemande left 1 1/2.
A2 Right and left through.
Circle left 3/4, pass through up or down set by partner to face
B1 Star left with shadow (and neighbor and shadow's neighbor)
B2 Right and left through.
Promenade across with partner, but during the courtesy turn
shift counterclockwise around the set to face new
A Fuerst Second Third Time's the Charm Becket Counterclockwise July 3, 1995
At beginning of walk through, have dancers note their
current neighbors straight across, their previous neighbors
on the left diagonal and their next neighbors on the right diagonal
A1 Promenade and loop (i.e. after courtesy turn slide right
to face previous neighbors)
Right and left through
A2 Circle left 3/4 and swing with previous neighbor
B1 Men exchange places by walking across set and
and around partner WHILE women allemanderight 1 1/2.
AND everyone finish facing current neighbors (8)
With current neighbors, left hand star 1/2
With next neighbors right hand star 3/4 to put
all on side of set they started the dance
(will run into first 2-4 beats of B2)
B2 Partners swing (or gypsy and swing) on side of set they
started the dance and end facing across from
Alternative (requires ample room up and down set)
B2 As star turns one more place, men release joined hands
and turn over their left shoulder to courtesy turn
neighbor in middle of set, and eend facing partner
up and down the set. (Men are facing clockwise,
women counterclockwise, arond the longways set.)
Partners swing and end facing across from couple
with whom they starred right and courtesy turned.
(1) The promenade and loop in A1 progresses dancers backwards one place
while the two half stars in B1 progress dancers
forward two places, making the dance single progression.
(2) The caller should warn dancers that they will pass the
the same neighbors several times.
(3) Everyone ends up neutral three times at each end, but
the end effects are not difficult.
(5) Despite all the stuff, this dance is deceptively easy for
(6) Roger Diggle's dance 'The Third Time's the Charm (one of my favorite
dances) has partners swing the 3rd time they meet.
This has neighbors swing the 3rd time they meet.
A Proper Potpourri Proper July 3, 1995
A1 Star right (hands across)
2nd corners (M2 and W1) do-si-do WHILE
1st corners (M1 and W2) exchange places by turning over
their left shoulders and walking counterclockwise
1/2 way around the first corners.
A2 Partners balance and swing on the side of the set.
Second corners will be on side of set they started the dance
B1 Long lines forward and back
Right and left through, with only the 1's rolling away
at the end of the courtesy turn. (Everyone is now
facing across from their same sex neighbor.)
B2 Hey, 1st corners start right shoulders, until meeting same
sex neighbor for the 2nd time. Pass left shoulders
with same sex neighbor and turn sharply left to progress to a
new same sex neighbor.
The Great Urbana Barn Dance Becket Counterclockwise January 1997
A1 Star left, hands across
Women orbit by turning back over their right
shoulder and walking clockwise half way around the men.
WHILE the men pull into a left shoulder do-si-do
A2 Neighbors allemande right once (4)
Hey, men start left shoulders, until partners meet on the side
of the set they started the dance (12)
B1 Partners balance and swing
B2 Right and left through
Promenade across, but after the courtesy turn, slide right to face a new couple.
Allen Ortep's First Contra Becket Counter Clockwise February
A1 Star left
Right and left through on right diagonal
A2 Long lines forward, on the way back, partners roll away with a 1/2 sashe
Circle right 3/4, pass through along set by left shoulder
to meet couple passed during the right and left of A1
B1 Balance and swing this neighbor.
B2 Allen Ortep turn (balance in a circle, then move as an individual
to the left one place in the circle while twirling counterclockwise)
Alternatives for B2 are
Men allemande left 1 1/2, partners swing, or
Star left 3/4, men turn back, partners swing
Those unfamiliar with the famous dance composer Allen Ortep,
should spell his name backwards
WOW !! Becket Clockwise November 25, 1999
A1 Circle left
Women do-si-do once and end face out, WHILE men orbit clockwise 1/2 around
do-si-doing women, with all finishing in long waves, men facing in,
neighbors having right hands joined
A2 Balance towards and away neighbor, spin past neighbor to face new neighbor
New neighbors swing
B1 Right and left through, roll away (men now on right of neighbor)
Hands across right
B2 Men do-si-do WHILE women turn back over left shoulder and
orbit counterclockwise 1/2 around do-si-doing men
Notes: Initially have the dancers line up improper and form long wavy lines as
with the men facing out, and announce this as the position they
will soon be in.
At ends, dancers must face in the wrong way, i.e., man on right, woman on left !!
Even Heaven Knows a Hey No-No Improper October-November, 2000
A1-2 Neighbors do-si-do 1 1/2 (8)
Hey, men start left shoulder (16)
Neighbors swing (8)
B1 Star left 3/4, partners swing.
B2 Right and left through
Circle left 3/4, pass neighbor along set by right shoulder to face
a new neighbor
Michael Fuerst 802 N Broadway Urbana IL 61801 217 239 5844
On Tuesday, November 24, 2015 7:23 AM, Rich Sbardella via Callers
I am looking for a few good contras with a R & L Thru that do not contain a Ladies
chain. Any suggestions?Peace,Rich
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