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 < email@example.com> 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 < > firstname.lastname@example.org> 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 < >> email@example.com> 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 <firstname.lastname@example.org> >> *Sent:* Thursday, February 1, 2018 1:11 PM >> *To:* email@example.com >> *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 >> >> _______________________________________________ >> List Name: Callers mailing list >> List Address: Callers@lists.sharedweight.net >> Archives: https://firstname.lastname@example.org/ >> >> _______________________________________________ >> List Name: Callers mailing list >> List Address: Callers@lists.sharedweight.net >> Archives: https://email@example.com/ >> > -- > Jack Mitchell > Durham, NC > > _______________________________________________ > List Name: Callers mailing list > List Address: Callers@lists.sharedweight.net > Archives: https://firstname.lastname@example.org/ > > -- There are only two hard things in computer science: cache invalidation, naming things, and off-by-one errors.
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