Thanks to the Gene

By Tom Hinds

SourceTom Hinds, "Dance All Night 2"
Leveleasy-med (assigned by the editor)
A1(16) Neighbors balance and swing
A2(8) Right and left through
(8) Ladies chain
B1(6) Ladies gypsy
(10) Partners swing
B2(8) Long lines go forward and back
(8) Gents allemande left 1 1/2, then turn around to face a new neighbor

Author's Notes:
In many dances, the dancers do a right and left through with their partners. Beginners who dance together often repeat the same mistakes, especially when doing the courtesy turn in a right and left through. Therefore, this dance was written so that the dancers courtesy turn with their corner.
The dance is named after Gene Hubert, a caller who now lives in Greensboro, North Carolina. The title, "Thanks to the Gene", is a takeoff on the contra written in honor of Ralph Page called "With Thanks to the Dean". Ralph Page was instrumental in preserving and reviving contra dances for the many years that he called.

Editor's Notes:
At the end of B2 the gent turn around to face a new neighbor. This is very satisfying if the gents give each other a slight push. I often demonstrate this.

This dance is from American Country Dances On Line
All rights reserved by the author; used by permission.
Added to database 1/20/1997; last revised 3/5/1999; edited by Russell Owen