|1||Intergenerational Reel||Bob Dalsemer|
|2||Beginner's Luck||Tom Lehmann|
|3||Delphiniums and Daisies||Tanya Rotenberg|
|4||My Hungarian Gypsy Star||Jim Hemphill|
|5||Lancaster Lite||Melanie Axel-Lute|
|6||Balancing Stars||Jonathan Southard||Square
|7||Off the Grid||Me|
|8||Back to Square One||Bob Isaacs & Me|
|9||Bingham's Pie||David Smukler||B2: Men pull by left|
|10||Salty Goose Hummas||Me||Improper version|
|12||Forward Up Six and Six Fall Back||Traditional||Square
Grand right and left break
|12||Ted's Triplet #3||Ted Sannella||Triplet|
Dwindling numbers at the end of the evening.
"Bingham's Pie" turned out to be a very nice dance.
"Salty Goose Hummas" is going to remain a novelty act, as it's too ECD-ish, so I'll dispose of it here.Salty Goose Hummas
A1 Single file promenade clockwise 3/4 (groups of four) Balance ring Turn single left A2 Single file promenade counterclockwise 3/4 (groups of four) Balance ring Turn single right B1 Women cross the set, passing right Partner swing B2 Ladies chain Star left 1
Obviously, a contra adaptation of "Softly Good Tummas." Too close to the original for contra dancers, and doesn't have the music of the original.
I changed the single file promenade from 1/2 to 3/4 to better suit contra dance timing, but it really doesn't matter. Just wind and unwind equally in the A1/A2, ending the A2 where you started the dance.
I've also sketched out a proper version, where first corners (man one and woman two) cross in the B1, and the star is replaced by a ones half figure eight up.
There also could be a two-swing becket version:
A1 As above A2 As above B1 Circle left 3/4 Neighbor swing B2 Next women allemande right 1 & 1/2 Partner swing, end facing N2
But such a thing shall remain untested.
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