I often use Jefferson's Reel (modified from Jefferson and Liberty)
at ONS dances. I have also used Money in Both Pockets. This all
assumes the crowd is up to doing duple minor dances, as opposed to whole
set or other formations.
Dudley Briggs; adapted from Jefferson and Liberty
duple proper or improper; beginner
1 - Circle left
2 - Circle right
3 - Star right
4 - Star left
5 - 1's down the outside
6 - Return to place
7 - Down the hall 4 in line, 1's in the center
8 - All back up, 1's arch joined hands,
2's duck through the arch to meet new neighbors
Here is a modified version of Money in Both Pockets that may be OK
for a ONS.
Money in Both Pockets
duple proper or improper
Adapted from the chestnut contra
A1 - 1's do-si-do as a couple with 2nd Lady (1-4),
Circle left 3 hands round (5-8) (1's and 2nd Lady)
A2 - 1's do the same with 2nd man (1-8)
B1 - Down the hall 4 in line, 1's in the center, turn alone (1-4),
Return and bend the line to a circle (5-8)
B2 - Circle left (1-4),
Star left (5-8)
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On 2/10/2018 1:29 PM, Dorcas Hand via Callers wrote:
Lady of the Lake? Not sure dates and not near my
cards, but definitely easy.
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> On Feb 10, 2018, at 12:26 PM, Rich Sbardella via Callers
> Hello Folks,
> Does anyone have dances that they are willing to share of Colonial period dances that
are adapted to a Party Dance environment for non dances? I instantly think of Rakes of
Mallow (longways) and Haste to the Wedding (as a Duple Minor).
> I have a few others, but would like to add to my repertoire. Easy is what I am
looking for. Alcohol involved in reenactment party dance.
> From one of the colonies!
> Rich Sbardella
> Stafford, CT