Hey all,.. The dance was "Bases Loaded" by Jim Saxe, Lydee Scudder and Tom
Thoreau. Curiously enough I first learned it from Kathy!! You can find it several places
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Subject: Re: [Callers] Contra Dances with Modern Western Square Dance Figures
Bill Olsen called a dance at dawn dance a while ago with a mini-grand square on the
diagonal. That was cool. I think he wrote it.
And Kathy A called something at flurry last year with a right and left through and then
the ladies slide right and across the set to take hands in a short wavy line across. It
was neat. I think she called it a "right and left by"
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On Sep 25, 2017, at 9:07 PM, Jacob or Nancy Bloom via Callers
The original 4-face-4 with a Grand Square (and the original 4-face-4 in which the couples
changed sides during the course of the dance) was my Grand Square Contra:
Forward and Back, all swing corner
Sides face, Grand Square
Side couples pass thru, Head couples pass thru, all swing partner and face original
On Sat, Sep 23, 2017 at 1:54 PM, Bob Green via Callers
I have a 4X4 with a grand square, well...half a grand square called Luke, Your Not My
It is not that challenging. however the dance that inspired it is. Luke Donforth has one
where the grand square is on the diagonal that was the inspiration for my dance. That
dance is deceptively challenging...It makes keeping your role straight on the grand square
take serious concentration. I don;t remember the name of the dance, perhaps you could
contact Luke for it.
On Sat, Sep 23, 2017 at 12:05 PM, Mark Hillegonds via Callers
I'm preparing for a workshop at a dance weekend in November where the theme will be
contra dances that incorporate square dance moves.
I have a number dances with square thrus and swing thrus and box circulates. However,
these moves are fairly well known at this point. This will be an advanced group of dancers
so I'm looking for dances that incorporate more unique and sophisicated moves.
I know Bob Isaacs has several that quality, with dances that use Spin the Top and Spin
Chain Exchange the Gears.
Looking forward to seeing what you may have.
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