Says Swing

By Penn Fix

SourcePenn Fix "Contradancing in the Northwest"
Levelmed (assigned by the editor)
TypeContra-Double Progression
A1(16) Neighbors balance and swing
A2(8) Circle left
(8) Left-hand star
B1(4) New neighbors allemande right
(4) Original neighbors allemande left
(8) New neighbors swing (this is the first progression)
B2(8) Long lines go forward and back
(8) 1's swing

Author's Notes:
Background: Rodney Miller's fiddling has inspired many of my compositions. His son, Asher, when encouraged to say "swing" at dances would always reply "says swing." The dance is dedicated to the entire Miller family: Rodney, wife Jane, and their two children Asher and Elvira. The tunes "Elvira" and "Asher" (in the book) written by Rod, work well with the dance.

Editor's Notes:
The out of set moves and tight timing of B1 make this dance difficult for beginners.

This dance is from American Country Dances On Line
All rights reserved by the author; used by permission.
Added to database 1/4/1997; last revised 3/5/1999; edited by Russell Owen