I wrote this for a small (beginner heavy) contra dance that I call frequently.
When we ended with a waltz, many didn’t know how. I tried to teach them a
simple “movie waltz” for couples, but it didn’t seem satisfying. I wanted
something simple that they could move to the waltz time and enjoy dancing
without knowing how to couple dance. It has been tested a few times and folks
say they like it. Let me know if you call it?
by Claire Takemori
* DI couples in Sicilian circle *
(6) Hole in wall R-sh w/ N to swap places *
(6) Hole in wall R-sh w/ N
(12) LH Star 1x
(6) bal ring in, move 1 place left on way out **
(6) bal ring in, move 1 place left on way out
(6) Ca Twirl w/ P
(6) P 1-hand Fwd/back w/ new N’s
*Hole in the wall is crossing to swap places, but connecting gaze in the middle
as your pass Right shoulders & back up.
**This is from an ECD, I’m not sure if the move has a name. It ends up equating
Claire Takemori (Campbell CA)
South Bay Contra Organizer
(408) 874-6840 <tel:(408)%20874-6840>
Date: Tue, 8 Aug 2017 14:02:07 -0400
From: Dugan Murphy via Callers <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: Callers List Serve <call...@sharedweight.net>
Subject: [Callers] Waltz-Time Contra Choreography
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Do you have a favorite contra dance written to fit a waltz tune? I danced
one once many years ago and haven't thought much about it since, though it
was pretty special.
Thank you in advance for sharing some choreography!
dugan at duganmurphy.com
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