San Diego, CA

December 16, 2011

Band: Pick of the Lizard

(Jerry Schrieber, Larry Edwards, Rick Johnson, JoAnn Koppany)

  Dance Name Author Variants/comments
1 Monday Night in Ballard Mike Richardson  
2 Easy Street Bob Isaacs A1: Do-si-do, swing neighbor
3 Butter Gene Hubert  
4 Pedal Pushers Bob Dalsemer done to "Jingle Bells"
5 Banana Split Bob Isaacs  
6 Six Pass Through Tony Parkes Square
7 Ben's Brilliance Tony Parkes  
8 TLC Tempest Me Triple minor
Revised version
9 Untitled Me  
10 Surprise Through Me  
11 Chorus Jig Traditional  
12 A Dance for Dan Bill Olson  

A small crowd. The band played some Christmas tunes. "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" was a change tune for dance seven, and "Jingle Bells" was the change tune for dance four, for which I sang all four verses. I chose "Pedal Pushers" because of its balance structure, but two of the verses also match up nicely with the star promenade: "And soon Miss Fanny Bright was seated by my side" // "Take a girl tonight and sing this sleighing song". A happy coincidence.

Also, in a wide hall, the promenade the set in "Ben's Brilliance" turned into an oval, meaning people were really far apart for the B1 and B2. I need to think about that.

Dance #9 was an early experimental version of "Do What's Right."

Untitled ricochet hey/shift dance
by Chris Page
Becket, counterclockwise
A1 Ladies chain
   1/2 hey with ricochets (WR,NL,M ricochet)
   Shift right (women in the lead)
A2 1/2 hey with ricochets (ML,N2R,W ricochet)
   Neighbor N2 swing
B1 Long lines
   Women allemande right 1 & 1/2
B2 Partner balance and swing

I thought I could squeeze in the shift right without costing any time. I was wrong, and at least with the San Diego crowd the neighbor swing was short. Not recommended.

This caused me to dump the second ricochet hey, simplify things, and get "Do What's Right."

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