San Diego, CA

May 10, 2014

Band: Old Twine String Band

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

  Dance Name Author Variants/comments
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
Circle/swing break
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
11 Sliced Bread Me  
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
by Chris Page
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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