I find Monkey in the Middle (by Sherry Nevins) a friendly variant of Ninepins. You are choosing a partner rather than scrambling and a person feeling left out.
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> On Tue, Jan 30, 2018 at 10:23 AM, Sue via Callers
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>> Sure they're all fun (we hope). I'm looking for a few dances that are
>> particularly playful, quirky, silly....something that typically gets the
>> dancers laughing.
>> You get the idea. What are your favorites?
>> Sue Gola
>> Princeton, NJ
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I collected a dance from a colleague, and she didn’t know its name or choreographer. Can you help us?
A1 (Face your neighbor) Right-hand chain (up and down the set); ptr do-si-do 1 1/2
A2 w/next N (shadow), bal & box the gnat; pull by R and ptr swing
B1 Circle left 3 places; N swing
B2 Long lines fwd & back; new N do-si-do
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