I've been calling the figure a "facing star," when I bother naming it at
all while teaching or prompting it.
Also, nice dance, though I suspect that since experienced dancers tend to
take fewer than eight beats to do half poussettes and 3/4 stars, I suspect
that dancers may end up swinging for as many as 20 beats.
dugan at duganmurphy.com
Date: Mon, 2 Oct 2017 14:03:37 -0400
From: Angela DeCarlis <aedecarlis(a)gmail.com>
To: callers <callers(a)lists.sharedweight.net>
Subject: [Callers] New Dance?
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After a lovely weekend of both Contra and English at Youth Dance Weekend, I
had an itch for programming some English-inspired choreography at BIDA last
night. Since I didn't have a dance with the figures I wanted, I whipped one
together on the drive home, tested it in the driveway, and debuted it last
Now the question, of course, is whether or not someone already wrote it!
Amble On East
A1: Long Lines Forward & Back
Ladies Chain Across (to Neighbor)
A2: Ladies Dosido 1x
B1: Give & Take, Gents draw Partner into 1/2 Poussette CCW
With NEXT, Gypsy Star* 3/4 (Ladies backing up)
B2: Partner (Long) Swing
*Do we have a new name for this figure yet? I called it Gypsy Star in the
walkthrough once or twice before realizing I should maybe figure something
else out, and the phrase "Special Star" actually escaped my mouth, to the
absolute delight of some of the dancers. During the dance itself, I just