What a great suggestion! Thanks Amy.
Here's another: Haunted Woods of Athlone. As Bridge of Athlone, but with a
few Halloween changes:
A1 Forward and Back, and Change with Partner* Zombie Style*
A2 Repeat back to place
B1 Top couple chasse down the center and back 8 steps
B2 Top couple casts off, lines follow down to the bottom *Witches Broom (Or
Gliding Ghost) style.* Top couple make an arch, everyone under the arch and
back to place
C1 Top couple back up the outside while everyone else makes the Haunted
Woods (instead of the Bridge). Top couple runs through the haunted woods to
C2....? Not ever sure of the timing of this dance! But it's usually not
done in distinct phrases.
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1. Calling a Halloween dance tonight? Try this circle mixer...
(Amy Cann via Callers)
Date: Sat, 29 Oct 2016 12:53:42 -0400
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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.