Jerome Grisanti (http://www.jeromegrisanti.com
) asked me where a tweaked
version of Ellen's Green Jig comes from. The source would be me, but I
never got around to naming it. If folks think it's worthy of an
independent identity, maybe it should be "Knights of Pythias" because
that's the little hall in Danville where I started substituting it for
Ellen's Green Jig a good number of years ago.
The dance again, with a few of the walkthrough cues that have helped
A1: Couples ("partners welded together") slide left into a do-si-do around
each other; all four circle LEFT (flows very nicely; could do in opposite
A2: All balance and swing (or just the ones, if you need the twos to keep
the ones oriented correctly when the swing ends); "face the other couple"
B1: Right-hand star; circle RIGHT to home place, "keep the circle"
B2: With hands joined all the while, twos arch, ones duck under and
retreat; ones arch and twos duck; "twos over, ones under, on to the next."