25 Feb. 2012 program

Band: ContraDiction

"Modern Classics"

Scout House Reel (Ted Sannella, 15 Apr. 1979)

Improper

A1. (16) 4-in-line down hall, turn alone, ret, bend line
A2. ( 8) Cir lf
( 8) W ch
B1. ( 8) W dsd 1 1/2
( 8) N sw
B2. ( 8) Long lines fwd & bk
( 8) 1s sw, end facing dn

Circle of Friends (Steve Zakon-Anderson)

Circle mixer

A1. ( 8) W fwd & bk
( 8) M fwd, turn around ret to alamo ring (M face out, lf hd to P)
A2. ( 8) Bal ring, P almd lf
( 8) Corners dsd
B1. (16) P bal & sw
B2. ( 8) Promenade, W roll back over rt sh
( 8) New P promenade

Shadrack's delight (Tony Parkes, Apr. 1972)

Improper, no-cast variation

A1. ( 8) N dsd 1 1/4 to wavy lines (W in center)
( 4) Bal wave
( 4) All almd rt 1/2
A2. ( 4) Bal wave
( 4) Men almd lf 1/2
( 8) P sw, end facing dn
B1. (16) 4-in-line dn hall, turn as cpls, ret, bend line
B2. ( 8) Rt & lf thru
( 8) W ch

The original has:

B1. ( 8) 4-in-line dn hall, turn as cpls
( 8) return, centers hand-cast around ends

Mary Cay's Reel (David Kaynor, 1988)

Becket, progressing CW

A1. ( 8) Cir lf 3/4
( 8) Face N, pass through, new N almd lf
A2. (16) Orig N bal & sw
B1. ( 8) Long lines fwd & bk
( 8) W almd rt 3/4 (to long wave of W in center, back to P), w/ one you meet almd lf 3/4 (M "adjust" to left to face P)
B2. (16) P bal & sw

Flirtation Reel (Tony Parkes)

Improper, start 4-in-line w/ 1s in center

A1. (16) 4-in-line down hall, turn alone, ret, face N
A2. (16) Hey (N pass rt sh)
B1. (16) N gypsy & sw
B2. ( 8) Long lines fwd & bk
( 8) 1s sw, end facing down

Kitchen Stomp (Becky Hill)

Improper

A1. (16) N bal & sw
A2. ( 8) M almd lf 1 1/2
( 8) P sw
B1. ( 8) W ch, end in ring of 4
( 8) Bal ring, Petronella twirl to rt
B2. ( 8) Bal ring, Petronella twirl
( 8) Star lf

[Break]

Simplicity Swing (Becky Hill)

Improper

A1. (16) N bal & sw
A2. ( 6) Cir lf 3/4
(10) P sw
B1. ( 8) Long lines fwd & bk
( 8) W ch to N
B2. ( 8) Star lf
( 8) New N dsd

Some of Grant's favorites

The Reunion (Gene Hubert)

Becket, double progression

A1. ( 8) Lf-diag W ch
( 8) Straight across W ch (to shadow)
A2. (16) Hey
B1. (16) P bal & sw
B2. ( 8) Cir lf 3/4, pass through
( 8) w/ new N cir rt 3/4

Second Third Friday (Erik Hoffman)

Improper

A1. (16) N bal & sw
A2. ( 8) M almd lf 1 1/2
( 8) P sw, end facing across
B1. ( 8) Rt & lf thru
( 8) W ch
B2. ( 4) P rt-hd bal
( 4) square through 2 hands
( 4) P rt-hd bal
( 4) square through 2 hands

Sarah Said Yes! (G2, 14 Dec. 2001)

Becket

A1. (8) Long lines forward and back
(8) Left diagonal ladies chain
A2. (8) Straight across ladies chain
(8) Right and left through, end in a ring
B1. (16) Balance the ring and Petronella twirl (2x)
B2. (16) Partners balance and swing
Notes:
  1. Written for Sarah Robertson (now Goodyear) after she agreed to marry me!
  2. Partners are in different sets during the Petronella twirls, so dancers should twirl either not quite once or once and a half for the second twirl to find their partners.
  3. During the long lines in A1 dancers should make sure that they are facing a new couple. Alternatively, a reasonable variation is to replace the long lines with a circle to the left with new neighbors.
  4. Our 9th anniversary was last Wednesday!

Salute to Larry Jennings, L.J. variant (Ted Sannella & L.J.)

Becket

A1. ( 8) Cir lf 3/4
( 8) N dsd
A2. (16) Grand rt & lf along set
B1. (16) N bal & sw
B2. (16) Give & take, P sw

Notes:

Delphiniums & Daisies (Tanya Rotenberg)

Improper

A1. ( 8) N almd lf 1 1/2
( 8) W ch
A2. (16) Hey
B1. (16) P bal & sw
B2. ( 8) Cir lf 3/4
( 8) N almd rt 1 1/2

Done as a no-walk-through dance to close out the evening. Note: The original has just the swing in B1, with no balance.