I really love “Happy as a Cold Pig in Warm Mud by Mike Borshig

Not obviously silly, but much more fun if the dancers allow themselves to
be silly


A1 N B&S
A2 gents Alle L 1.5
      P alle r 1.5 (end facing up / down, partners facing in opposite
directions)
B1   Walk forward, make a Left Hand Star (in theory with N, Shadow and one
other person)
        LHS 1x
        P Sw
B2    Circle L 3/4
         Ring Balance, CA Twirl

This dance is best when people don't take it too seriously.  Secret is not
to worry about whether you went the right way for the star -- turn a star
all the way around and you'll get back to your partner.  Also works if you
and partner both go the same way (and make a 5 person star).  Challenge
dancers to make stars with more people.  Come down off the stage and jump
into the stars yourself.  :-)

J


On Thu, Feb 1, 2018 at 1:30 PM Robert Green via Callers <
callers@lists.sharedweight.net> wrote:

> Here is a photo of The Wheel from the original Dizzy Dances
>
> Sent from my iPad
>
> On Feb 1, 2018, at 9:27 AM, Bill Olson via Callers <
> callers@lists.sharedweight.net> wrote:
>
> Rick and Mac and all, I also tried various "fixes" like promenading
> clockwise but like a lot of  times I have tried to "fix" a dance, it gets
> clunky and I end up going back to the original. Since the "Wheel" is the
> most fun with a hall packed with dancers, I have settled on calling it only
> for large crowds when the original "circle up" has the dancers pretty much
> pushed up against the walls. Then when they get in promenade position, that
> all loosens up but during the circle lefts the women's arms are saved.
>
>
> bill
>
>
> ------------------------------
> *From:* Callers <callers-boun...@lists.sharedweight.net> on behalf of
> Rick Mohr via Callers <callers@lists.sharedweight.net>
> *Sent:* Thursday, February 1, 2018 1:11 PM
> *To:* callers@lists.sharedweight.net
> *Subject:* Re: [Callers] Looking for "fun" dances
>
> "The Wheel" has been a favorite of mine since 1994. Around here some call
> it "Wheel of Misfortune" -- hilarious! (i.e. who will the fates deliver
> unto you for a swing?)
>
> I could never find it in my Gene Hubert books -- apparently because it was
> published in his first collection "Dizzy Dances" (
> https://www.ibiblio.org/contradance/index/DD1.txt
> <https://nam04.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ibiblio.org%2Fcontradance%2Findex%2FDD1.txt&data=02%7C01%7C%7C697c6daa31f44b462fe008d569759a6a%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C636530876176927415&sdata=sHtXOykMuVYBbufQ70v4aoayq3Pe3RwFtzlHHkuqgEw%3D&reserved=0>
> ) which I don't have. I never thought that was a problem, since "Dizzy
> Dances II" is subtitled "Featuring the best of Volume 1 plus...". But now I
> wonder how many other great dances that Gene didn't consider "the best" are
> hiding in that book!
>
> I've also long struggled with the "women's arms pulled out of their
> sockets" problem, and tried a couple fixes that failed spectacularly.
> Mac, your solution looks brilliant and I'm excited to try it!
>
> Rick
>
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