I called it in LA this past Sunday. Thanks for posting, Emily. 


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On Feb 25, 2019, at 8:05 PM, Polly Minstrel via Callers <callers@lists.sharedweight.net> wrote:

Hi all,
Thanks for the info. I did not know George but these dance events run on the work of volunteers and I appreciate them.
I will be calling Dean's dance on Friday, along with a short introduction commemorating George.

Condolences to all who called him friend.


On Fri, Feb 22, 2019, 10:55 AM Emily Rush via Callers <callers@lists.sharedweight.net wrote:
Hi all, 
George Rettie, the NC dancer in the yellow ruler suspenders, passed away unexpectedly this week. He'd been dancing since at least the 1980's, and it was a rare dance that he didn't attend. He was always the first to volunteer (and did, more hours than I can count), personally thanked the musicians and callers, danced with beginners, dipped everyone beautifully and frequently, flirted with us all, could call one dance (Gene Hubert's "A Nice Combination"), brought his children into the dance community, and was a favorite partner to many, many dancers. 

Myra, Adina, and JoLaine are calling a dance that Dean Snipes wrote for George some years ago. If you're calling sometime soon and are so moved, I would like to invite you to call it too. If you're dancing, I hope you'll go up to the stage and thank the musicians and callers, welcome the beginners, and have an extra-good time.



George is Rettie, Willing, and Able
by Dean Snipes
Indecent (2s crossed), double progression

Neighbor balance & swing

Pass thru across, turn alone
Star R 1x, pull by up and down with your neighbor

New ladies allemande L 1x while gents orbit 1/2 clockwise
Partner swing

Long lines forward & back
Ladies right hand pull by, neighbor allemande L 1.5
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