Jane's Rip & Snort Dec 2011
A1 See-Saw N, Bal Cir
2's Rip & Snort up thru 1's
A2 4 in Line-Turn Alone, Back & bend to ring
B1 Circle Left 3, Partner Sw
B2 Ladies Chain, Star Left
Regarding timing... on its own A1 is technically longer then 16 for the
average dancer......however the timing in B2 seldom takes 16. When the
2 are in action together 9 sets out of 10 have no problem. Rip & Snort
will still get close to 8 counts to accomplish. This is an easy dance
that brings out laughter. It is also good to set up the caller to use
R&S later in the evening in a square without having to teach the move
during the Sq Dance walk thru. Enjoy. Also a big thanks to Tom Hinds
who was my sounding board when working on this one
On 4/7/2018 4:11 PM, Tom Hinds via Callers wrote:
I think you're correct about it taking between 4 and 8 beats (more like 6).
If you want someone to ask, I'm pretty sure Jane Ewing of Alabama wrote a dance
with this move in it.
I don't think that we need to be rigid about the names we use today, but I
suspect that historically cowboy loop was for four people and rip and snort was
for 8. There are callers who have been calling longer than I have and can
correct me if I'm wrong.
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