Brentwood, CA

August 8, 2015

Band: Rhythm Method String Band

(Steve Shapiro, Emil Olguin, Briana Bandy, Larry Ullman

  Dance Name Author Variants/comments
1 Hypnosis Melanie Axel-Lute  
2 Simplicity Swing Becky Hill  
3 Delphiniums and Daisies Tanya Rotenberg  
4 Clipper Don Flaherty B1: Men pull by left, partner swing
5 Steel Anniversary Reel Rick Mohr  
6 Gallop Speed Me  
7 Wander Rings Me  
8 Swing the Next Me  
9 Labor of Love Kathy Anderson  
10 A Grand Day Out Me  
11 YARN Dance Me  

"Wander Rings" was a tough teach. I tried giving a target position for the first half of the promenade by having women trade places and all face the next, but that didn't work well. People expected to face the same couple. It also didn't help that about half the dancers wandered in from the break room throughout the walkthroughs. The dance did smooth out nicely once the music started, but it was rough going. Next time I stick with a demo.

"A Grand Day Out" was also a bit of a mistake, in that it was a bit too challenging for the time slot. I could never completely drop out of the calling.

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