Do you know "Double Double This This"?  It can be done as a mixer or keeper.  
Concentric circles, partners facing each other 
Partners tap 2 fists together at chin's height 2 times: "Double, 
double"Partners tap 2 hands together, palms together 2 times: "This, 
this"Partners tap 2 fists together 2 times: "Double, double"Partners tap 2 
hands back to back 2 times: "That, that"Partners tap fists 1 time, and open 
palms 1 time: "Double, this"Partners tap fists 1 time, and backs of hands 1 
time: "Double, that'Partners tap 2 fists together 2 times: "Double, 
double"Partners tap open palms together 1 time and backs of hands 1 time: 
"This, That!"Repeat the above with same partner (or shift to the next person in 
the circle if making it a mixer)B Right hand allemande your partner;Do si do 
partnerLeft hand allemande partnerDo si do partner
At this point you can throw in an elbow swing or a promenade.  I've done it 
with ages 9-10, never tried it with younger.  



-----Original Message-----
From: Charles Abell via Callers <callers@lists.sharedweight.net>
To: Callers@Lists.Sharedweight.net <callers@lists.sharedweight.net>; John 
Sweeney <j...@modernjive.com>
Sent: Wed, May 15, 2019 8:51 am
Subject: Re: [Callers] Looking for "fun" dances

 #yiv2122591051 P {margin-top:0;margin-bottom:0;}I'm sure there is already a 
thread on this somewhere, but I'm wondering what are your favorite dances for 
those in the 4-10 year old range. Specifically, dances that are not mixers 
since many younger dancers prefer to stay with a particular partner the whole 
time. I have a number of good ones already (Alabama Gal, Haste to the Wedding, 
La Bastringue, etc), but I'd like to expand my existing collection of dances 
geared towards "little ones".
Let 'em rip!

From: Callers <callers-boun...@lists.sharedweight.net> on behalf of John 
Sweeney via Callers <callers@lists.sharedweight.net>
Sent: Tuesday, February 13, 2018 9:58 AM
To: callers@lists.sharedweight.net
Subject: Re: [Callers] Looking for "fun" dances Since so many people enjoy the 
contrary circling in The Wheel, you might
enjoy this one as well:

Suicide Square
http://www.ceilidhcalling.co.uk/danceviewpage.php?view=1&id=9

It is extremely chaotic!  You can reduce the chaos slightly by getting the
band to stop randomly during the circling, at which point everyone grabs a
partner; the band waits a few seconds while everyone finds a partner and
decides whether they are Heads or Sides, then gives two notes and starts the
next Heads Gallop.

I modify it to give a bit more recovery time:

Start in a big square around the room
A1:     Head couples take partner in a ballroom hold and gallop eight steps
into the centre and back
A2:     Sides gallop eight steps into the centre and back
B1:     All the men form an outer circle facing in, while the ladies form an
inner circle facing out. All circle left then find a new partner
B2:     Partner Swing - stop early enough to decide whether you are now
Heads or Sides - Heads get ready to gallop

There is also The Muffin Man Jig:
http://www.ceilidhcalling.co.uk/danceviewpage.php?view=1&id=11

            Happy dancing,                      
                   John                 
                        
John Sweeney, Dancer, England   j...@modernjive.com 01233 625 362 & 07802
940 574                 
http://www.modernjive.com for Modern Jive Events & DVDs                
http://www.contrafusion.co.uk for Dancing in Kent                      


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