Balance Heavy Dance – Twirling Nella

Every now and then, balance heavy sequences pop in to my head, and I have to work them out in to a dance. This one is remarkably similar to Brain Dead Balance, and I doubt I’d call it. But as a concept dance, here it is.

Twirling Nella
by Luke Donforth
Contra/Becket-CCW

A1 ———–
(4) Balance the Ring
(4) California Twirl with Partner on side, turn to face back in
(8) Balance the ring and spin to the right (petronella)
A2 ———–
(16) Neighbor balance and swing
B1 ———–
(4) Balance the Ring
(4) California Twirl with Partner across set, take hands with new neighbors
(8) Balance the ring and spin to the right (petronella)
B2 ———–
(16) Partner balance and swing

The hope is that it’d be easy to remember to turn back after the CA twirl in A1, but not B1 because in A1 you’re not looking at anyone in your set, but in B1` you are. It’d either be a phenomenally bad idea