Hello all,
Just a quick note to say there is a facebook page called "Community Dance",
and we would love anyone to post community level dance videos (preferred)
or descriptions on the page.
Thanks,
Rich

On Thu, May 16, 2019 at 12:06 PM Ann Fallon via Callers <
callers@lists.sharedweight.net> wrote:

> 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 partner
> Left hand allemande partner
> Do 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
>
> 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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