Sweet Hominy

By Penn Fix
Composed 1984

SourcePenn Fix "Contradancing in the Northwest"
Levelmed (assigned by the editor)
A1(4,12) Neighbors balance and swing
A2(8) Long lines go forward and back
(8) 1's dosido 1 1/2
B1(16) 1's turn contra corners
B2(4,12) 1's balance and swing

Author's Notes:
Dancing Tips: When the 1's dosido, they must change places and finish facing each other in order to be on the proper side of the set (gents on gents' side and ladies on ladies' side). The practice of constant spinning during the dosido is not recommended because the spinning may disorient dancers before starting contra corners.
Background: Though structurally similar to "Hillsboro Jig" by Bill Thomas, the transition from the dosido to contra corners changes the feel of the dance. This sequence was my invention as far as I know. "Sweet Hominy" was the name of a swing dance band in Spokane. Recently, I have used boht "Tamarack Reel" and "Sweet Hominy" together by beginning with "Tamarack" and switching to "Sweet Hominy" at the tune change in the middle of the dance.

This dance is from American Country Dances On Line
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Added to database 1/20/1997; last revised 3/5/1999; edited by Russell Owen