San Diego, CA

May 25, 2013

Band: Old Twine String Band

(Martha Wild, JoAnn Koppany, Jeff Bratt, Drew Leavens)

  Dance Name Author Variants/comments
1 The Nice Combination Gene Hubert  
2 Yankee Reel Ted Sannella  
3 Ladies Chain Circle Mixer Me Circle mixer
4 Out & About Gene Hubert more forgiving version
5 West by Midwest Carol Ormand  
6 Hobo III Tom Hinds Square
Circle/swing break
7 Reroll Reel Me  
8 Stars in the Barn Me  
9 YARN Dance Me  
10 Bicoastal Contra Pete Campbell A1: Gypsy and swing
11 Handsome Young Maids Sue Rosen  
12 Kitchen Stomp Becky Hill Started with B1.

In the first half I tried teaching a bit of style points on the ladies chain. The big demo during "Out & About" featured three parts -- the offer, the twirl, and the stabilization. And I used the line I've heard elsewhere: "If you crank the woman, you get a cranky woman."

We then had several brand new people come in during the middle of the break, so I started the second half with 20% raw beginners. This required some interesting on-the-fly adjusting, as the old program went out the window.

"Stars in the Barn" is a dance that works, but I'm not sure if I like it:

Stars in the Barn
by Chris Page
A1 Neighbor gypsy and swing
A2 Ladies chain, star left 1, women turn around
B1 Partner gypsy and swing
B2 Ladies chain, star left 1

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