The winner of the Neffa 75th Contra Choreography Contest is Diamonds Are For Neffa, written by Chris Page. The judges feel that his dance has good flow, is suitable for the NEFFA audience, and includes very NEFFA-appropriate inter-set allemandes and a celebratory diamond. Even the title is clever. We honor Chris for this wonderful contribution to the NEFFA tradition. Congratulations!
Thanks to the many people who submitted dances. There were 21 entries, with only one repetition of title (Diamond Jubilee). Bob Isaacs and I had fun trying out the dances in various parts of the country. Choreography for all of the submissions will be posted after the Festival.
Bob will call the winning dance at the Festival’s 75th Dance Bash on Saturday, April 13. We hope that many of you will be there to help us celebrate.
I wrote a dance to honor my BFF and his long time service to the Swingin' Tern Dance in NJ, writing the puns for their fliers for 35 years and doing publicity (and to honor his upcoming birthday). Many of you know him, Doug Heacock (pronounced Heycock). If you don't know him as a dance organizer, perhaps you've seen one of his many dance videos on his youtube channel?
Feel free to call the dance and let me know how it works for you. The dancers at Swingin' Tern this past Saturday enjoyed it.
Proud as a Heacock IMP by Donna HuntA1 Circle Left 1x 1/2 Pousette with Partner CW
A2 Balance ring (with original neighbors) with Partner: Ladies roll away and Gents sashay Swing Neighbor
B1Star Right 3/4, Swing Partner
B2 Gents Chain (left hand pull by)
Long Lines forward and back
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