First double progression dance: Judge's Jig
First Becket formation dance: Becket Reel
First dance with a "cozy line of four": Symmetrical Force (but dancers had
already invented the figure as a way of doing Down Four In Line, Turn Alone
On Mon, Jun 27, 2016 at 9:04 AM, Tee Huffaker tee.huffaker(a)gmail.com
[trad-dance-callers] <trad-dance-callers(a)yahoogroups.com> wrote:
I am new to this group and hope this has not been talked to dead.
I am interested in compiling a list of dance figures that have been
introduced into contra, the defining dance that brought the figure into use
(or the dance that is most often assigned this introduction) and the time
when it was introduced, especially if this occurred in the last 30-40 years
(i.e. but not "chestnuts" per say).
The only instance that comes to the top of my head is a chestnut:
"Petronella" the dance, appears in volume 1 of *The Scottish Country
Dance Book*, published by the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society
Smukler has documented quite a few dance spin-offs on his website resulting
from this "chestnut" dance.