Right now I'm not intentionally writing many, but occasionally one happens. That's what this page is for.
A fancy way of saying "Hands four from the top."Bonfire
A1 (4) Facing neighbor, mirror set (away, towards)  (4) Cloverleaf turn single away from partner  (8) Twos changes rights and lefts (PR,NL) A2 (4) Facing same neighbor, mirror set (away, towards)  (4) Cloverleaf turn single away from partner  (8) Twos changes rights and lefts (PR,NL) B1 (8) Star right 1 with previous neighbors (N0) (8) Star left 1 with original couple B2 (8) Those men pass left  (4) Women pass right (4) Partner two-hand turn 1 & 1/2, open up to face next 
Written for the 2013 Los Angeles Playford-to-Present Ball. Named for the great band, Bonfire, to let them have a chance to play some of their contra sets in an English setting.
The two tunes that Bonfire chose were "East Tennessee Blues" and "West Coney Island Rag", the later written by Richard Scher for this dance. To hear both, check the video below.
Videos: (#1) (#2)Heybreak
A1 (12) Neighbor left-hand turn (12) Neighbor right-hand turn A2 (24) Hey for four across the set (first corners pass left to begin) B1 (6) Set to neighbor (6) Turn single right (12) Circle left 1 B2 (12) Partner pousette counterclockwise 1/2 (12) Circle right 1 with N2 
I didn't have a good, easy duple minor progressive ECD dance that taught a hey for four. (The closest I had was Smithy Hill.) So, I wrote one instead. If it looks like a contra with ECD timing, that's because it is.
For recordings of Owen Morrison's "Daybreak", see the album "Daybreak" or Elixir's album "Rampant."Once Upon a Cherry Blossom
A1 (12) Neighbor clockwise gate 1 (12) First corners back-to-back A2 (12) Neighbor counterclockwise gate 1 (12) Second corners back-to-back B1 (6) 1/2 mad robin, clockwise around neighbor  (6) Single file promenade clockwise 1/4  (12) Partner two-hand turn 1 & 1/2 B2 (6) 1/2 mad robin, clockwise around partner (6) Single file promenade _counter_clockwise 1/4  (12) Circle right 1
Written for the 2015 Sage Assembly Ball in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Written to a waltz "Once Upon a Cherry Blossom" written by the band, Ladies at Play. (The tune is on their cd, "Once Upon a Waltz.")
While it was written to that particular waltz, probably a number of other 32-bar waltzes would work fine.
The first half of B1 was an attempt to set things up for partner interaction of the side.
Most of the figures have loose timing. The exceptions are the two-hand turn and the circle right.
Videos: (#1) (#2)A Waltz for Richard
A1 (6) Man two turn single right to both women (6) Both women turn single right to man two (12) Man two and both women single file promenade clockwise 1 around man one  A1 (6) Man one turn single left to both women (6) Both women turn single left to man one (12) Man one and both women single file promenade counterclockwise 1 around man two  B1 (6) Ones lead down (6) Ones turn as a couple (M1 back up, W1 forward)  (6) Ones lead up (6) Ones diagonally cross up and cast down one place, twos move up B2 (12) Four changes of rights and lefts, face new neighbors  C1 (6) Balance the ring (6) Neighbor two-hand turn 1/2 (6) Balance the ring (6) Partner two-hand turn 1/2 C2 (12) Ones assisted half figure eight up  (12) Twos assisted half figure eight down, face new neighbors
Commissioned and written in memory of Richard Chenault, a member of our community who passed away in 2018. There's a lot of symbolism in this dance with assisting others, and in the B1, staying with and escorting his partner.
An improper set, where the major set is bent ito a circle, with its top and bottom touching.
Ones are facing counterclockwise, twos clockwise.May Faire Fantasy
A1 (8) Dip and dive past two (ones arch, twos dive) (twos arch, ones dive)  (4) Twos 1/2 figure eight through next (N3) A2 (8) Dip and dive past two (twos arch, ones dive) (ones arch, twos dive) (8) Ones 1/2 figure eight through next (N5) B (8) Mirror gypsy with current neighbors N5 (ones split twos) (8) Mirror gypsy with previous neighbors N4 (ones split twos)  (4) Facing partner, set (4) Trade trip-to-Paris style with partner  (8) Partner two-hand turn 1; face N5 
Commissioned for our 10th anniversary San Diego ECD ball in 2017. Since one of our main props is a maypole, both Rebecca and I were asked to give the feel of a maypole dance.
The music is 32 bars.
This dance is quadruple progression, so it's not ideal if the total number of minor sets is divisible by four. It does work fine if there's only an even number of couples, as the mirror gypsy catches the odd couples.
WARNING! This dance is fragile. If just one couple doesn't realize they have to progress twice in the dip and dives, they'll take out four hands fours in 30 seconds flat. (This happened at its ball debut. It wasn't pretty.) And getting back in isn't easy, since hands-fours aren't often clearly visible. If you do try this dance, make sure to emphasize that everyone moves forwards two couples in each dip-and-dive section.
Video: (#1) (done a little slow)
As opposed to longways set dances -- those for a fixed number of couples.A Double Rule of Three
A (12) Circle right  (12) Partner gate 1 counterclockwise (women forward) B1 (12) Circle left (12) Partner gate 1 & 1/4 clockwise (men forward) Men make star in middle, hold on to partner  C (6) All forward a double in star, pause (6) Men star left 1/2 while women cast over right shoulder and orbit clockwise, passing one, and facing the next (original corner)  (12) Corner gypsy B2 (18) Grand right and left (CR,PL,opposite R), face corner (new partner)  (6) Turn single left
Music is an unpublished 32-bar waltz at about 140 bpm. The A and B music are very similar. For more information, contact Dave Wiesler.
 Circle of three couples, with man on left and woman on right.
 Note the timing is given in beats, not bars. To obtain bars, divide all numbers by three.
 At this point, the men have left hands in the center, making a left hand star. Each man's right hand is holding their partner's left hand. Partners are facing in the same direction. They then all walk forward in the star. This is a lot simpler than I make it sound.
 When you meet your corner, men need to take a step or two away from the star to expand the size of the circle.
 Notice each change is six steps long -- they're better done as wide half-turns, rather than pull bys.
Written on request for the 2010 L.A. Playford-to-the-Present ball, to include a dance from the present. Many thanks to Dave Wiesler for providing me with some of his wonderful compositions.
Named for a line in the dreadfully tedious "Sylvie and Bruno" by Lewis Carroll.
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