Weave the Line

By Kathy Anderson

Levelmed (assigned by the editor)
TypeContra-Double Progression
A1(8) Left-hand star
(8) Circle left
A2(8) As a couple, partners weave the line past two couples
(8) As individuals, #3 neighbors dosido
B1Turn around to face the #2 neighbor
(4,12) #2 neighbor balance and swing
B2(8) Long lines go forward and back
(8) 1's swing; end facing down

Author's Notes:
In A2, the couples out at the top and bottom have four counts to turn and become active or inactive, coming in for the dosido.
Here is a more challenging version (triple progression):
...end the dosido with #3 neighbor in a wave of four with ladies in the middle
(4) Balance the wave
(2) Those neighbors allemande right 1/2
(2) Gents allemande left 1/2
(8) Partners swing
(8) Long lines go forward and back
(2) Roll partner away with a half sashay
(6) Right-hand star 3/4
This dance came out of an interest in integrating the genres; hence, square dance moves in a contra.
Weave the line means move to the left as couples with your partner, then back to the right to pass another couple. The women pass right shoulders with the first couple the men pass left shoulders with the 2nd couple.

This dance is from American Country Dances On Line
All rights reserved by the author; used by permission.
Added to database 2/1/1997; last revised 3/5/1999; edited by Russell Owen