San Diego, CA

March 14, 2015

Band: Pre-recorded music

  Dance Name Author Variants/comments
1 The Baby Rose David Kaynor  
2 ABC Erik Hoffman  
3 Delphiniums and Daisies Tanya Rotenberg  
4 Melanie's Triplet Melanie Axel-Lute  
5 Non-alternating Corners   A1 Balance and swing
6 Will You Marry Me? Seth Tepfer  
7 Double Cat Bounce Me  

A free two-hour workshop for intermediate dancers in the afternoon. We had about a dozen folks.

A brief idea on the program:

  1. The Baby Rose: Discussion of flourishes in swings, how to end swings, safe flourishes, communicating flourish intent, and how to finish on time for the next move on the dance.
  2. ABC: Focusing on the courtesy turn, and the courtesy twirl.
  3. Delphiniums and Daisies: Discussion of allemandes connection and safety, and a bit on heys.
  4. Melanie's Triplet: Basic contra corners. One hands-six expected contra-like progression in the triplet, so they had a bit of trouble.
  5. Non-alternating Corners: The alternating version was too much, especially in short sets. The non-alternating version gave more contra corners reinforcement.
  6. Will You Marry Me?: How to assist other dancers, and look for help in return. Half the dancers were kicked out of the room, then this was taught to the remaining half. Then they had to teach the dance to the others on the fly without using any words.
  7. Double Cat Bounce: Breaking down a dance in detail, and how to help with the assists and transitions between figures:

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