Princeton, NJ

December 27, 2017

Band: The Gravel Hill Gambolers

(Thane Glenn, Derek Austin, Joralyn Glenn and Greg Synnestvedt)

  Dance Name Author Variants/comments
1 Oak Hill Quickstep Bob Nicholson  
2 Spring Fever Tony Parkes  
3 Christmas Stars Me  
4 Out+About Gene Hubert  
5 Jersey Girl Bob Isaacs  
6 Swing the Next Me  
7 A Grand Day Out Me  
8 Cherokee Slide Me Original version
9 The First Straw Me  
10 Little Girl With the Curl Bob Isaacs A1 Hands-across star left

A two-and-a-half hour dance. Also, my niece's first contra dance.

This was my first attempt at writing a dance to the crooked version of "Cherokee Shuffle":

Cherokee Slide (original version)
by Chris Page
Becket, counterclockwise
to the tune of "Cherokee Shuffle" (8-bar A1, A2. 10-bar B1, B2.)
A1 (8) Partner gypsy
   (8) Partner swing
A2 (8) Women allemande right 1 & 1/2
   (8) Neighbor swing
B1 (8) Circle left
   (8) Circle right
   (4) Weave the line with partner (right, left to N2)
   (0) Form wave of four with N2 (right to neighbor, men have left in center)
B2 (4) Balance wave of four
   (4) Slide right
   (4) Balance wave of four
   (4) Slide left
   (2) Neighbor pull by right
   (2) Women pull by left

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