Hey all! This dance just popped into my head as part of a discussion over on the pourparler/family dance community.
I have NO idea if I've just reinvented someone else's wheel or not. Anyone know?
Suggested Tune: Cantina Theme https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g6PDcBhODqo
Eight or more couples, "Big Square" formation
Prep: form up like you're going to do a big circle, then "square the circle": divide dancers into
four equal sets of partners, lined up along four NSEW walls.
Wave at people
across the room, figure out who your opposite pair is.
Sides and Top
walls can be slightly different numbers of partners as long as they
match each *other*.
Side walls advance, right hand allemande with opposite, retire
Top walls sashay to opposite side (if gendered: "Drive in the right lane, men passing back to back")
Side walls advance, left hand allemande, retire
Top walls sashay home
Everyone dosido partner,
promenade to next WALL.
Do the dance four times with calls, four times "on your own"Possible
prep practice: Tops advance, meet/identify your opposite, retire. Sides
in, identify, retire. All promenade to next wall.
on size of hall, number of couples, and experience level/sobriety of
dancers, this could either be cleanly/tightly phrased or a total
pig-pile, sorta like Foula Reel.
I'm going to totally try this at our
(small, square-shaped, local, fun-loving and open-minded) Peirce's Hall
this weekend, if Steve Howland will share the mic for a moment, but before I do:
Does this already exist, and I've just forgotten?
Or anything similar?
Does it work in real life, with the right crowd/band/hall?
Kinda excited to find out...