I'll second "Happy as a Cold Pig..." but you have to call it to the right
crowd.  You need people who won't get upset when "everything went wrong but
I still found my partner."  You'll see six people stars, three people
stars,  one person stars! but everyone will be smiling.

Dale

On Sat, Feb 3, 2018 at 9:45 AM, Jack Mitchell via Callers <
callers@lists.sharedweight.net> wrote:

> 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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