Ins and Outs of Contra

By Adam Carlson
Composed December, 1994; last revised February, 1995

Leveleasy-med (assigned by the editor)
A1(8) Circle left
(8) Neighbors swing
A2(8) Long lines go forward and back
(4) 2's go forward
(4) 1's go forward while the 2's go back
B1(6) Down the hall four in line, 1's between the 2's (2's pick up the 1's)
(2,4) Turn alone and come back
(4) 2's hand cast the 1's
B2(16) 1's balance and swing

Author's Notes:
This is my first dance. I wrote it before Christmas, 1994 and modified it over the next few months. Thanks to Erik Hoffman, Laura Mé Smith, Nelson Beavington and all who attended the Slugs at Sunrise callers workshop in February of 1995 for helping me put the fininshing touches on this dance.
The second half of A1 is a move I call "Ins and Outs". I like the move and find it lends itself to many situations. It's good for getting the 1's alone in the center for a swing. I haven't written any other dances with it yet, but I plan to.

This dance is from American Country Dances On Line
All rights reserved by the author; used by permission.
Added to database 8/9/1998; last revised 3/5/1999; edited by Russell Owen