Pedal Pushers

By Bob Dalsemer
Composed September, 1989

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Levelmed (assigned by the editor)
A1(8) Gents allemande left 1 1/2
(4) Gents keep holding on, scoop up partner and star promenade across
(4) Gents back out with a butterfly whirl to face across
A2(8) Ladies gypsy once around
(8) Partners swing, end in a ring of four
B1(4) Balance the ring
(4) Pass through across the set
(6) Turn individually to the right and in your group of four promenade in single file 3/4 around to progressed places
(2) Gents turn around
B2(16) Neighbors balance and swing

Author's Notes:
Composed in September, 1989 to honor Jon and Sue Simmons' departure on a 1500 mile "bikeathon" from Seattle to San Diego. This dance is included in the 7th edition of Dance A While: Handbook for Folk, Square, Contra, and Social Dance published by Macmillan (New York,1994).

Editor's Notes:
Teaching tip: stress that the partner swing in A2 should end early enough to form the ring in time to balance. For the single file promonade it may help to stress that the lady leads her partner.
Variant A2: ladies dosido instead of gypsy.

This dance is from American Country Dances On Line
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Added to database 11/17/1996; last revised 5/4/2000; edited by Russell Owen