So Bill - Are you the dance author ?? So glad to know if you are so I can credit you !!
I use this at weddings, Kids gigs, community gigs, and at beginner dancers and it is
ALWAYS my go to to see if I can progress into contras or if whether it is a longways
set/circle/sq kind of night !
On Jul 24, 2018, at 7:20 PM, Bill Baritompa <bill.baritompa(a)gmail.com> wrote:
Hi Cheryl and all,
I'm glad you like the dance, it's called Easy Progressive Contra 3
I don't specify how much to move the circles or stars in A1 and A2 but just say to
for 8 beats. I tell them they will end of back where they started because moving both
directions cancel out each time.
Also I didn't specify the type of stars but stress the A1/A2 transition is to keep
put your 'inside' (left) hand in. This is to get them to learn to move the stars
first and make the
grip on the move. Also they don't need to know which hand is left, as they should use
closest to the center.
If the dancer look up to it, I suggest the option to communicate with your Nbr in B2 and
to allemand 1x or 2x.
On 25/07/2018 11:33 a.m., Cheryl Joyal via Callers wrote:
One of my favorite is Easy Progressive Contra - I find
it works better for me with beginners, because the couples do-si-do 1+1/2 in Family Contra
seems to confuse people (or I dont teach it well!)
Easy Progressive Contra (by ???)
A1 (8) Circle Left 1X
(8) Circle Right 1X
A2 (8) Star Left - Hands across
(8) Star Right - Hands across
B1 (8) Women Do-si-do
(8) Men Do-si-do
B2 (8) Neighbor allemande Right 1x
(8) Neighbor Balance and Pull by to New Ne’s