Dancing with Amy

By Bill Olson
Composed 2001

Levelmed (assigned by the editor)
A1(6) Circle left 3/4
(10) Neighbors swing
A2(8) Ladies chain on the right diagonal to a trail buddy (if nobody is there, stay put)
(8) With the couple across, left-hand star
End in long waves, women facing in, left hand to trail buddy, right to partner
B1(4) Balance the wave right and left
(4) Slide right one place and make a new wave (as in Rory O'More)
(4) Balance this wave left and right
(4) Slide left one place
B2(16) Partners balance and swing

Author's Notes:
Many years ago I met Amy Richardson at a Brattleboro Dawn Dance. We danced Rory O'More together (yeah, THAT many years ago!) and Amy said "I'll be up there on that stage playing fiddle soon".) I said that I hope to be up there calling and playing too. All that has come true. Yay! In the winter of 2001 I called a dance and played bass with Amy and Roberta Sutter at Dover, NH, City Hall. I wrote this dance outside the Indian Restaurant before the dance.
The dance uses the "progression" in Gene Hubert's "The Dance Gypsy", but the hook in this dance is the star to long wave figure. The Rory O'More figure is ALWAYS done with the same people (i.e.: Partner, Shadow #1 and Shadow #2).

This dance is from American Country Dances On Line
All rights reserved by the author; used by permission.
Added to database 12/16/2002; edited by Russell Owen