Here are a few dances I’ve found can enhance a silly atmosphere! Carmen’s Contra, which I think is by Lisa Greenleaf NOTE: Men empty right pockets before dance!!
A Circle left ¾, pass through – (8) (progression) Do-si-do next neighbor – (8) With same neighbor: clap, clap, bump, bump (clap two hands, bump right hips) – (4) With that neighbor swing – (12) B Long lines forward and back – (8) Women allemande right, 1 1/2 – (8) Partners balance and swing – (12) Aw Shucks! by Carol Copp NOTE: To teach the clapping, have everyone say together “Right, left, both, turn! Right, left both, swing!” A Ones sashay down center – (8) Ones sashay back up stopping between the twos – (8) Ones face each other, clap one beat each: right, left, both and turn to face neighbors – (4) Neighbors facing each other clap: right, left – (3) Neighbors swing – (9) End facing down the set in line of four B Down the hall in lines of four holding hands twos in the middle – (8) Turn as a couple (gents back up while ladies go forward), and come back up, ones in center – (8) Ones drop hands in middle of line, fall back into long lines (progressed) Ladies chain across – (8) Ladies chain back – (8) Ones are ready to sashay again, stopping between the NEXT twos. Casino Polka by Tony Parkes NOTE: It’s fun if neighbors take a dramatic cheek-to-cheek ballroom position A Neighbors, heel, toe, sashay (start with gent’s left foot, lady’s right foot) (4) back in (4) “Heel and toe and step together, step” Repeat (8) Do-si-do neighbor (8) Swing neighbor (8) (End facing across) B Gents allemande left, 1 ½ times around (8) Partner swing on the side of the set (8) Circle left 1 ¼ times (8) (end facing down or up) Pass right shoulders through to next couple (8) (progression) <>:<>:<>:<>:<>:<>:<>:<>:<> Delia Clark PO Box 45 Taftsville, VT 05073 Office/mobile: +1-802-457-2075 deliacla...@gmail.com <mailto:deliacla...@gmail.com> www.deliaclarkconfluence.com <http://www.deliaclarkconfluence.com/>
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