Road to Californy


SourceLarry Jennings, "Zesty Contras"
Levelmed (assigned by the editor)
A1(4) 1's cross diagonally down through the 2's and make long waves with 1's below the 2's, 1's facing out
(4) Balance the wave
(4) With person on right allemande right once and re-form the wave
(4) Balance again
A2(4) With person on left allemande left approx. once until 1's meet
(4) 1's balance
(8) 1's swing
B1(4) 1's go down the center
(4,4) Turn as a couple and come back
(4) Cast off
B2(16) Right and left through, over and back

Editor's Notes:
Customarily danced to the title tune. See also Lamplighter's Hornpipe (which is similar but has slow allemandes).
A variant with slightly more for the 2's to do:
(4) Allemande left until the 1's meet
(4) Make a wave (along a diagonal) and balance
(8) 1's swing
Another variant: in A2 omit the balance and swing longer.

This dance is from American Country Dances On Line
Added to database 11/17/1996; last revised 3/5/1999; edited by Russell Owen