Anne's Visit

By Philippe Callens
Composed April 9, 1987

SourcePhillippe Callens, "From a Belgian Yankee Caller"
Levelvery easy (assigned by the editor)
A1(8) Long lines go forward and back
(8) Partners dosido
A2(8) Right-hand star
(8) Left-hand star
B1(8) Four in line go down the hall, turn alone
(8) Return and form a ring
B2(8) Circle left
(8) Partners two-hand turn

Author's Notes:
In order to easily re-start the dance, dancers should let go of hands in time to re-form the lines.
The origin of this dance goes back several years. In November 1982, I realized I didn't have an appropriate dance to use with beginners as a first exposure to contras. At that time, I wanted a flowing sequence (not just a dull drill) in a proper formation to avoid the cross-over at the top and bottom of the set. I then wrote a dance to suit this purpose, but found that it was much too complicated for beginners. After having made several changes, I discussed the topic and exchanged interesting ideas with Anne Tempelmann (Witten, Germany) on April 5, 1987. Four days later, "Anne's Visit" was the final result of a long search.
Although I may not use it any longer as a first exposure to contra dancing, this easy, all-moving routine works well with inexperienced dancers.

This dance is from American Country Dances On Line
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Added to database 6/4/2000; edited by Russell Owen