By Philippe Callens
Composed March 27, 1987; last revised April 5, 1989
|Source||Phillippe Callens, "From a Belgian Yankee Caller"|
|Level||med (assigned by the editor)|
|A1||(8) Long lines go forward and back|
(8) Right and left through across
|A2||(8) Ladies allemande right 1 1/2 to a wave of four (neighbor in left hand)|
(4) Balance the wave
(4) Neighbors allemande left 3/4
|B1||(This is the progression to new neighbors)|
(8) New neighbors allemande right 1 1/2, ladies turn CW to face in
(4) Circle left 1/2
(4) Ladies cross, passing right shoulders
|B2||(16) Partners balance and swing|
After the allemande right with the next in line in B1, the ladies must, helped by the gents, sharply turn right into the circle and give left hand to that neighbor and right to their partner to form the circle... The ensuing circle four brings the gents back to the correct side of the set...
A couple becomes neutral at the end of A2. They rejoin the set at the beginning of B1.
In March 1987 I attended Heiner Fischle's Contra Dance Workshop in Hannover, Germany, with friends Lydia Beyens and Fernand Engels. It was there that I first met Anne Temelmann and Margot Gunzenhauser. We stayed in touch ever since and regularly went to each other's dance activities. Heiner is a Western square dance caller with a definite interest in contras. At his workshop, I picked up some interesting ideas that appear in this dance. The original version, written on March 27 of that year, was revised several times. Two years later, on April 5, 1989, I arrived at this present, satisfying version.
This dance is from American Country Dances On Line
All rights reserved by the author; used by permission.
Added to database 6/4/2000; edited by Russell Owen