>Yoyo Zhou <https://firstname.lastname@example.org&q=from:%22Yoyo+Zhou%22> Tue, 12 Mar 2013 16:19:18 -0400 (EDT) <https://email@example.com&q=date:20130312>
>Thanks, all. I've found that the first dance (? 1), as I noted it, isn't in >any of your collections, because it doesn't work: This is an old thread, but I was searching for an easy introduction to an alle/orbit figure and landed on it. I have made a fix to Yoyo's original transcription that, as he described, resulted in couples swapping sides and, my guess, cycling back and forth within one place of the starting point forever! The fixed dance is as follows and has a CCW progression. I swapped a LL for the R/L and juggled a figure here or there in A. the only hiccup is the slight grinding of gears (i.e. reverse of momentum) for the ladies transitioning from a swing to a chain (but not a biggie and it occurs often in the repertoire). *A1* *(8)* *LL F & B* *(8)* *Gents alle L 1.5* *A2* *(8)* *N Swing* *(8)* *Ladies Chain* *B1* *(8)* *Cir L 3/4; pass thru* *(8)* *New ladies alle L 1.0* *Gents orbit CW* *B2* *(16)* *P Bal & Sw* I've discovered this is very similar to Cary Ravitz's "Amy's Harmonium" leading me to think that Yoyo might have had that dance in mind. https://danceminder.com/dance/show/amysha *A1* LLFB (partners roll away w/half sashay on the way back) Gents allemande right 1 3/4 8 *A2* Neighbor balance and swing 8 *B1* Ladies chain across Circle left 3/4, Pass thru (up/down) to new couple 8 *B2* Ladies alle lt 1x while Gents orbit 1/2 CW(left) Partner swing I like Cary's better for flow (his balance/no balance swings are a better fit) BUT the roll-away is an extra thing to throw off novices. On the other hand, there's no reason that, in the first version, partners couldn't flow right into a 16 beat swing (or dancers' choice), foregoing the balance.
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