|1||The First of April||Thompson 1780|
|2||Family Contra||Sherry Nevins|
|3||Oak Hill Quickstep||Bob Nicholson||A2: Neighbor do-si-do, swing|
|4||My Lord Byron's Maggot||Playford 1701|
|5||Indian Queen||Playford 1701||crashed|
|6||Salmonella Evening||Steve Zakon-Anderson and Louie Cromartie|
|7||Atlantic Mixer||A.J. Hildebrand||Circle mixer|
|8||Drapers Gardens||Playford 1709||Final lead/cast replaced with partner two-hand turn|
|9||Bristol Turns||John Nance||crashed|
|10||La Bastringue||Traditional||Circle mixer|
The local international folk dance group was having a special event, where they had two teachers, myself doing American/English dance, and Lee Otterholt teaching other international dance. It ran from 1 pm to 8 pm, with a dinner break. We traded off, and I did two-dance sets. During the evening there was live music.
It was a very challenging evening, as the skill level of the dancers went down as each set progressed, something that caught me off guard. "Indian Queen" was an attempt to do a dance that the band knew they could play. Mistake, with the three quick changes of a circular hey leaving no survivors. I'm still trying to understand why "Bristol Turns" went bad, but getting people to take hands four at that point was a Herculean effort. I need to think more about this.
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