I'm sure there is already a thread on this somewhere, but I'm wondering what are your favorite dances for those in the 4-10 year old range. Specifically, dances that are not mixers since many younger dancers prefer to stay with a particular partner the whole time. I have a number of good ones already (Alabama Gal, Haste to the Wedding, La Bastringue, etc), but I'd like to expand my existing collection of dances geared towards "little ones".

Let 'em rip!

From: Callers <callers-bounces@lists.sharedweight.net> on behalf of John Sweeney via Callers <callers@lists.sharedweight.net>
Sent: Tuesday, February 13, 2018 9:58 AM
To: callers@lists.sharedweight.net
Subject: Re: [Callers] Looking for "fun" dances
Since so many people enjoy the contrary circling in The Wheel, you might
enjoy this one as well:

Suicide Square

It is extremely chaotic!  You can reduce the chaos slightly by getting the
band to stop randomly during the circling, at which point everyone grabs a
partner; the band waits a few seconds while everyone finds a partner and
decides whether they are Heads or Sides, then gives two notes and starts the
next Heads Gallop.

I modify it to give a bit more recovery time:

Start in a big square around the room
A1:     Head couples take partner in a ballroom hold and gallop eight steps
into the centre and back
A2:     Sides gallop eight steps into the centre and back
B1:     All the men form an outer circle facing in, while the ladies form an
inner circle facing out. All circle left then find a new partner
B2:     Partner Swing - stop early enough to decide whether you are now
Heads or Sides - Heads get ready to gallop

There is also The Muffin Man Jig:

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