Here's to the Men

By Christine Hale
Composed 1996

SourceRob Lindauer's site "Contra Dances by Connecticut Callers"
Levelmed (assigned by the editor)
FormationBecket, progressing right
A1(8) Long lines go forward and back
(8) Circle right 3/4 and pass through
This is the progression
A2(8) New neighbors allemande right 1 1/2
(8) Gents chain (pull by left to start, end to left of partner)
B1(16) Hey, gents pass left shoulders to start
B2(16) Partners balance and swing

Author's Notes:
The gents really like this dance because they they don't have to rush to finish the hey.
I always teach the ladies how to courtesy turn. The ladies need to be taught to back up and to escort the gents around.
Written in late 1996.

This dance is from American Country Dances On Line
All rights reserved by the author; used by permission.
Added to database 6/7/1997; last revised 3/5/1999; edited by Russell Owen