With Thanks to the Dean

By Steve Zakon-Anderson
Composed February, 1985

SourceTed Sannella, "Swing the Next"
Levelmed (assigned by the editor)
TypeContra-Double Progression
A1(8) Neighbors allemande left 1 1/2
(8) Ladies chain
A2(4) Ladies allemande right
(12) Partners swing
B1(8) Circle left
(2) Partners slide left to face a new couple (this is the first progression)
(6) Circle left 3/4
B2(8) Neighbors dosido
(8) Neighbors allemande right 1 1/2

Author's Notes:
Written in memory of Ralph Page, who was known as the Dean of Contra dancing. This is the first dance I ever wrote. There was a partner balance in the middle of A2 for a couple of weeks until Ted Sannella suggested I take it out.

Editor's Notes:
Collected from Luther Black March, 1990

This dance is from American Country Dances On Line
All rights reserved by the author; used by permission.
Added to database 6/21/1997; last revised 3/5/1999; edited by Russell Owen