A Box the Gnat finishes with you facing the person you did it with. So everyone has to
turn 90 degrees to face their neighbour for A2.
On another point. It is not a Square Through! (Sorry, just checked Callerlab: Square
A Square Thru finishes with your back to the last person you passed. In this dance, after
the last Pull By you need to turn to face your Partner who is at 90 degrees to you.
It is actually Two Changes (of Rights & Lefts).
Square Thru N is a particular case of N Changes; in Square Thru the end facing (not
normally defined in N Changes) is specified.
Or has the Contra community now redefined this square dance term for their own purposes?
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From: Callers <callers-bounces(a)lists.sharedweight.net> On Behalf Of Jerome Grisanti
Sent: 09 September 2018 16:43
To: Jean Gibson-Gorrindo <jgorrindo(a)charter.net>et>; callers
Subject: Re: [Callers] does this dance already exist?
At the end of the A2 Box the Gnat, the gents have their backs toward their original
neighbor and so must release the box-the-gnat hand with intention in order to turn their
body into the neighbor balance & swing. Not necessarily a problem, just a heads-up.
The ladies, it appears, will be facing toward their neighbor so not an issue for them.
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On Sat, Sep 8, 2018 at 11:34 AM Jean Gibson-Gorrindo via Callers
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Hello Callers! Around the breakfast table at Penelope Weinberger’s house this morning,
while on tour with Cloud Ten, I came up with this dance. Wrote it with the Sam Bartlett
tune Penelope’s Cruise (also written for Penelope Weinberger) in mind. Wondering if it
is already out there? Thanks for your input!
Breakfast at Penelope’s
by Jean Gorrindo
(8) Partner R-Hand Balance; Square Thru (pull by Partner with Right, Neighbor Left)
(8) Partner Balance & Box the Gnat
(16) Neighbor balance and swing
(8) Women allemande Right 1-1/2
(8) Partner swing
(8) Long lines, forward and back
(8) Women's Chain
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