Rant and Roar

By Russell Owen
Composed February 8, 1994; last revised April, 1994

Levelmed (assigned by the editor)
A1(4) Neighbors allemande right
(4) Ladies cross the set, passing left shoulders
(8) Partners swing
A2(8) Long lines go forward and back
(8) Ladies chain
B1(16) Hey, ladies pass right shoulders to start
End in long waves with gents facing out, left shoulder to neighbor
B2(4) Balance the wave right and left
(4) Slide right one place and make a new wave (as in Rory O'More)
(4) Balance this wave left and right
(4) Slide left one place

Author's Notes:
Originally written for a friend who wanted a reverse-progression dance (see also "Backed Into a Corner"). I later improved it, and in the process turned it into a normal progression dance. Of the dances I have written, I most often call this one.
Note: the version in CDSS News #138, 1997 contains some errors. The version here is correct.

This dance is from American Country Dances On Line
All rights reserved by the author; used by permission.
Added to database 11/17/1996; last revised 3/21/2001; edited by Russell Owen