|1||Monday Night in Ballard||Mike Richardson|
|2||Easy Street||Bob Isaacs||A1: Do-si-do, swing neighbor|
|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
|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
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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