In the midst of a discussion with some dancers during the break at a recent
gig, this dance sequence came up. Has anyone seen its like?
Allemandery, My Dear Watson improper
A1 1-4 (New) Nbrs alle R 1-1/2
5-8 Gents alle L 1-1/2 (end in front of and facing
A2 1-4 ½ hey (PR, WL, NR, GL)
5-8 Ptnr swing
B1 1-4 Women alle R 1-1/2
5-8 Nbrs swing
B2 1-4 Balance ring; pass by Nbr (pass thru backwards)
L-shoulder and turn back L to
5-8 (Old) Nbrs alle L 1-1/2 (to next cpl)
Thanx, Ric Goldman
As written, at the beginning of B2, folks come out of the nbr swing - 1s
below, 2s above. The balance ring gives folks a chance to reorient (1s
facing up, 2s facing down). The pass-by L (and turn L around to face the
"normal" direction) flows into the subsequent allemande L 1-1/2. Another
possible alternative for the pass-by might be a L-shoulder gypsy, which
might flow into the nbr allemande L more easily (a "gypsy/allemande
However, going the other way with a normal pass-thru and turn to the R
brings the L hands around to connect (perhaps with a clap) for the
B2 1-4 Balance the ring; pass thru (and turn back R into)
5-8 Nbrs allemande L 1-1/2 (to new cpl...)
This avoids the counter intuitive pass-by, and while not as smooth a flow,
might be an exciting contact point for the dancers. Definitely worth
Thanx, Ric Goldman
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Kalia Kliban via Callers
Sent: Thursday, April 16, 2015 3:52 PM
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Subject: Re: [Callers] Anyone seen this sequence?
I'm not entirely clear on what's happening in B2 1-4. One possible
stumbling point, though, is that pass-throughs are almost always by the
right shoulder, so you'll need to come up with a really strong way to teach
that it's left (LEFT, no, the _other_ left).
On 4/16/2015 3:32 PM, Ric Goldman via Callers wrote:
> Hi folks,
> In the midst of a discussion with some dancers during the break at a
> recent gig, this dance sequence came up.Has anyone seen its like?
> Allemandery, My Dear Watson improper
> A11-4(New) Nbrs alle R 1-1/2
> 5-8Gents alle L 1-1/2 (end in front of and facing Ptnr)
> A21-4½ hey (PR, WL, NR, GL)
> 5-8Ptnr swing
> B11-4Women alle R 1-1/2
> 5-8Nbrs swing
> B21-4Balance ring; pass by Nbr (pass thru backwards) L-shoulder and
> turn back L to
> 5-8(Old) Nbrs alle L 1-1/2 (to next cpl)
> Thanx, Ric Goldman
> Callers mailing list
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OK, I've got a few dances here (actually more than a few but I'll start with a few) that I don't have attribution for. I'd appreciate any help, thanks!
4 face 4
A1 Forward and back
A2 Heads right and left through
Sides right and left through
B1 Men star left
Do-si-do the one you swung once and a bit more to see partner
B2 Balance and swing partner
A1 Allemande right neighbor 1 1/2
With NEXT neighbor, left shoulder do-si-do once
A2 Swing original neighbor
Lines forward and back (note, this is how I took it down but in practice I would probably rather Balance and swing original here)
B1 Circle left 3/4
B2 Women chain
FULL and zesty square through
A1 Wave balance with the MEN in the middle (left to partner, men right), men do Rory O'More move past each other to partner
A2 Women chain
Women pull by the right and allemande left neighbor 1X to form a wave with the women in the middle
B1 Wave balance, women Rory past each other to neighbor
B2 Pass through across the set to an ocean wave and balance (women in the middle)
Step forward and with new neighbor facing you, allemande left 1 1/2 to form a wave with the men in the middle
A1 Lines forward and back
A2 4 in line down the set, turn as couples
come back up
B1 Circle left
B2 Men allemande left 1 1/2
Star promenade, butterfly whirl
That'll do for now. Thanks in advance!
I'm really sorry,
This was thoughtless of me. I'll finish my taxes, and then use my brain to
track him down. It will not be hard.
Sorry for the inconvenience. Back to Shared Weight's regular programming;
talking about dances & calling and stuff.
On Apr 15, 2015 12:00 PM, "Amy Larkin" <amylarkin(a)gmail.com> wrote:
> Would you kindly get in touch regarding NEFFA?
> Thank you,
> Amy for Heyday
I don't know of any dances with a Rory O'More figure and a box circulate in
the same dance, but if you're looking for a Petronella figure and a Rory
O'More figure in the same dance, check "Wave-Particle Duality" by Ryan
> Date: Mon, 30 Mar 2015 13:44:18 -0400
> From: Ron Blechner via Callers <callers(a)lists.sharedweight.net>
> To: callers(a)lists.sharedweight.net
> Subject: [Callers] Rory slides and Box circulates
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> Long wave Rory O'Moore balance and slides/spins and box circulates ... in
> the same dance, adjacent to one another?
> I've not yet seen or danced any. Anyone have?
> I have a few dances; trying one or two this week.
> In dance,
> Ron Blechner
Thanks to one and all for their inpu and support! Just what I needed. ~ Don
From: Liz and Bill via Callers <callers(a)lists.sharedweight.net>
To: John Sweeney <info(a)contrafusion.co.uk>
Cc: John Sweeney via Callers <callers(a)lists.sharedweight.net>; callers-request(a)lists.sharedweight.net
Sent: Saturday, April 4, 2015 4:11 PM
Subject: Re: [Callers] Irish Contra Dances
Hi John and Don,
The "English" people in the clip you mentioned are mostly
Kiwis but close enough. That was taken at our monthly
dance when we were joined by a contra tour from the USA
and also John and Hilary Turner from the UK.
We often get a large group of teens coming because I used
to run barn dances for them. As a 'reward' for supporting the
contra dance I usually have Waves of Tory for them half way.
They are so 'good' at dipping and diving that they want it even
faster than normal, so they form a set of 7 couples and
dance double speed while the rest are dancing the 5 couple version
to the 48 bar music.
> English people dancing Waves of Tory:
> Note how the timing, styling, speed are all completely different, especially
> on the Dip 'n' Dive - the Irish take their time, the English rush through
Scroll down the page http://christchurch.contradance.nz/past.html
to February 2012 to see more the dances
we ran at that time when we had the contra (and English) visitors.
PS - Similar visits will happen Feb 2016, so NZ will be the place
for contra gypsies.
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