I heartily second Maia's opinion. I know someone who tries that move on
women every time there's a LLFB and it really rankles me. It's intrusive,
and some people bump too hard, causing bruising. Not fun.
-Amy


On Jan 31, 2018 12:31 PM, "Maia McCormick via Callers" <
callers@lists.sharedweight.net> wrote:

> At the risk of being a wet blanket, I've found Carmen’s Contra (the dance
> with the hip checks) to be pretty uncomfortable to dance -- that's some
> pretty close contact mandated by the choreography. If anyone on this list
> chooses to the call this dance, I'd encourage you to offer an alternative
> move that fits with the music but is less close/pelvic-ly intimate so that
> dancers can make that choice for themselves.
>
> Yours in wet blankets,
> Maia
>
> On Tue, Jan 30, 2018 at 8:15 PM, Delia Clark via Callers <
> callers@lists.sharedweight.net> wrote:
>
>> *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 <(802)%20457-2075>
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>> www.deliaclarkconfluence.com
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
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