Bill Olsen called a dance at dawn dance a while ago with a mini-grand square on the diagonal. That was cool. I think he wrote it. 

And Kathy A called something at flurry last year with a right and left through and then the ladies slide right and across the set to take hands in a short wavy line across. It was neat. I think she called it a "right and left by" 

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On Sep 25, 2017, at 9:07 PM, Jacob or Nancy Bloom via Callers <> wrote:

The original 4-face-4 with a Grand Square (and the original 4-face-4 in which the couples changed sides during the course of the dance) was my Grand Square Contra:

Forward and Back, all swing corner
Sides face, Grand Square
Side couples pass thru, Head couples pass thru, all swing partner and face original direction.

Jacob Bloom

On Sat, Sep 23, 2017 at 1:54 PM, Bob Green via Callers <> wrote:
I have a 4X4 with a grand square, well...half a grand square called Luke, Your Not My Father.

It is not that challenging. however the dance that inspired it is. Luke Donforth has one where the grand square is on the diagonal that was the inspiration for my dance. That dance is deceptively challenging...It makes keeping your role straight on the grand square take serious concentration. I don;t remember the name of the dance, perhaps you could contact Luke for it.

Bob Green
St. Louis

On Sat, Sep 23, 2017 at 12:05 PM, Mark Hillegonds via Callers <> wrote:
Hi all,

I'm preparing for a workshop at a dance weekend in November where the theme will be contra dances that incorporate square dance moves.

I have a number dances with square thrus and swing thrus and box circulates. However, these moves are fairly well known at this point. This will be an advanced group of dancers so I'm looking for dances that incorporate more unique and sophisicated moves.

I know Bob Isaacs has several that quality, with dances that use Spin the Top and Spin Chain Exchange the Gears.

Looking forward to seeing what you may have.

Mark Hillegonds

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