Summer Night in Seattle, A

By Mike Richardson
Composed August 16, 1990

SourceMike Richardson, "Crossing the Cascades"
Levelmed (assigned by the editor)
TypeContra-Double Progression
A1(16) Neighbors balance and swing
A2(6) Circle left 3/4
(10) Partners swing
B1(6) Circle left 3/4
(10) Neighbors dosido 1 1/2
Look for new neighbors (this is the first progression)
B2(4) New neighbors take right hands & balance
(4) Those neighbors box the gnat
(8) Right-hand star

Author's Notes:
A dance written, as the title suggests, in honor of a dance one summer night here in Seattle in 1990. The transition from a box the gnat into a right hand star is yet another figure that I have lifted from the square dance tradition.

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 3/5/1999; edited by Russell Owen