Staten Island Contra

By Bob Dalsemer

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A1(8) Neighbors allemande left 1 1/2
(8) Ladies chain across
A2(8) Long lines go forward and back
(8) Circle left
B1(4) Circle back to the right just 1/2
(4) Balance the ring
(8) Partners swing
B2(4) Gents allemande left 1/2, give right to neighbor to make a wave of four
(4) Balance the wave
(4) Neighbors allemande right 1 3/4 to progressed place

Author's Notes:
Composed during the Folk School's Contra Dance Musicians' Week, 1996 to fill the need for a relatively easy dance whose balances would accomodate the B music of Staten Island Hornpipe.

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