I believe I've done this same non-progression call by not having the dancers turn to
a new group of four for the second petronella spin. And Cary Ravitz was in the band at the
time -- how embarrassing.
KF>> yes, that's one part to make it not progress: the new group of four (just
like "Maliza's Magical Mystery Motion" also by Cary Ravitz)...... Then, if
you don't tell the Gents to Al Left 1.5x with THE NEXT gent on the LEFT, they will
stay in their own private party minor set! I think that's how it goes, I don't
have the card in front of me...
KF>> oh wow! you topped me: Cary Ravitz was in the band! Thanks for sharing!
There were four other dance organizer's at that dance (one in the band) and it was my
very first really major blunder.... again, everyone was laughing hysterically, and then
half the line got it and progressed, but the other half the line took advantage of the
situation and just started progressing with anybody they could find up or down the line,
and having a field day with it.... I joked that it almost became a mixer instead..!
Needless to say, I took the band out early on that one..... : )
Gene Hubert's contra called The Odd Combination. Very odd
KF>> Thanks, I looked up the dance. I did not have this one yet...:
The Odd Combination
Duple Improper Contra, by Gene Hubert, NC
A1 (8) Neighbor Swing
(8) Right and Left Thru (w/N)
A2 (6) Circle Right 3/4x
(10) Partner Swing
B1 (6) Down the Hall, Line of 4; (2) Turn as Cpls
B2 (8) Ladies Chain
(8) Left Hand Star 1x
A simple dance. The unusual pattern (short swing and circle right) works to the advantage
of beginners. I think I wrote this in late '95 or early '96.
Heard about on shared-weight callers list
Karen Fontana wrote:
9. A friend mentioned: call a dance so that it doesn't progress! Actually, I did this
once, by mistake! so I have one, should I decide to do this! ("Pigtown
Petronella" by Cary Ravitz... yes, I got a dble progression dance to not progress at
all! I can tell you how, for those that want to know!). The dancers were laughing and
smiling, and I went up to a minor set and said "what's up"? A dancer
answered "we really like our neighbors, and we're having a good time, but we
haven't progressed!"... they were laughing hysterically....
I believe I've done this same
non-progression call by not having the dancers turn to a new group of four for the second
petronella spin. And Cary Ravitz was in the band at the time -- how embarrassing.
There's a couple of fun squares as well: Nine Pin (eight people in the square make
life miserable for the ninth, then the ninth get's his/her revenge in the B part).
There's also a square dance (if you like the patter) where number one gent swings his
corner, then his corner's partner's corner, then his corner's partner's
corner's partner's corner, and variations thereof. At one point I believe the gent
is swinging another gent, and at another point he's swinging himself. And of course
the ladies can do the same. I don't know the title of this dance however.
And Gene Hubert's contra called The Odd Combination. Very odd.
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