Tony, I keep trying to imagine you saying "Braaaaiins" to a bunch of
zombies, and I keep getting a fair amount of cognitive
On Sat, Oct 29, 2016 at 10:16 PM, Tony Parkes <tony(a)hands4.com> wrote:
Thank you, Amy! I used it tonight at a wild church party, calling it
Zombie Escape. This was a record dance, so I used the track of Brisk Young
Lads that the Canterbury made for CDSS in the 1970s. It’s a jig in A minor
like Coleraine, so it worked perfectly.
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*Subject:* [Callers] Calling a Halloween dance tonight? Try this circle
I try and call the dances of Rich Blazej whenever I can and this one's a
Halloween favorite, re-done as "Werewolves and Zombies".
*Garfield's Escape* -- circle of couples PLUS ONE EXTRA in the center
A1 All into the center EIGHT steps and back, menacing the Garfield
A2 Circle left, circle right
B1 Women (werewolves) promenade single file to the right, while men
(zombies) "star" by the right -- each man puts his right hand on right
shoulder of the man in front - including Garfield.
B2 Caller hollers "Escape!" ("Boo!", or maybe
"Braaaiiins") and all men
run to the outside and swing with a woman in the outer circle. A new
Garfield remains in the center.
Rich himself named this after Garfield the comic-strip cat, way back when
he was cynical and funny (the cat, not Rich).
"The single man remaining at the end of the dance is entitled to a pan of
lasagna and some fresh kitty litter".
My favorite normal tune for this is the minor jig Coleraine, played at a
slightly slower lurch-y tempo, but if I'm lucky the band'll do the Alfred
Have fun, just thought I'd share -- and I'd love to hear how it goes if
you do it, and what variations emerge.