This sounds fun. Is the formation a single circle or a Sicillian circle?
I don't know the dance, but the figure you describe sounds like some sort of
progressive "strip the willow." I'm trying to picture how it would work in
circle. And was there more to the dance with this being the finishing
Also, would just the active lady allemande the neighbors with the active
gent allemanding only his partner, or would the active gent be allemanding
ladies on his side of the set as well?
Date: Tue, 29 Apr 2008 12:12:46 -0700 (PDT)
From: Gretchen Caldwell
Subject: [Callers] Shoofly Swing
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I'm looking for a circle dance called, I believe, "Shoofly Swing".? Cubby
Whitehead used to end every evening with it in Bradenton Florida in the late
1980s.? It involves one couple starting with an allemande right, lady then
allemandes next gent by left, then partner by right, next gent by left, and
so on.? After the allemanding partners have passed you by, you and your
partner join until the whole circle is peeling off in one amazing mass of
Anyone have it?
I've just joined the list, have been calling for two years, and appreciate
the support of the community.? I plan to try Microchasmic soon for our
weekly?Monday night dance, where the level of dancing is, surprise surprise,
improving as we three local callers try more challenging dances.? Not a lot
of contracorners going on.? This triplet might be just the thing.
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