Variations on B1 petronella B2 Ptr Swg

I really like Old Time Elixir #2/Tica Tica Timing (by Linda Leslie and Dean Snipes, respectively). I enjoy ending a evening of dances with a partner swing, and petronellas are also often a high energy match for a band’s last set.

I got to work with Perpetual Emotion at NEFFA this year (yay!), and they requested that if I end with a petronella dance that the balances be in the Bs. I was worried that Old Time Elixir was going to be called previously, so I ended up writing a bunch of different variations. I went with #6 at NEFFA, and it’s the only one of these I’ve gotten to walk through.

Old Time Elixir #3
Contra/Becket-CW
A1 ———–
(8) Circle Left 3/4
(8) Neighbor swing
A2 ———–
(8) Promenade across the Set
(8) LEFT DIAGONAL Women’s Chain (to shadow)
B1 ———–
(8) Balance the ring and spin to the right (petronella) (in ring with shadow, not partner)
(8) Balance the ring and spin to the right (petronella)
B2 ———–
Behind You
(16) Partner balance and swing

Old Time Elixir #4
Contra/Becket-CCW
A1 ———–
(8) Circle Left 3/4
(8) Neighbor swing
A2 ———–
(8) Promenade across the Set
(8) RIGHT DIAGONAL Women’s Chain (to shadow)
B1 ———–
(8) Balance the ring and spin to the right (petronella) (in ring with shadow, not partner)
(8) Balance the ring and spin to the right (petronella)
B2 ———–
(4) Balance the Ring
(2) Pass shadow R
(10) Partner swing

Old Time Elixir #5
Contra/Becket-CCW
A1 ———–
(8) Circle Left 3/4
(8) Neighbor swing
A2 ———–
(8) Promenade across the Set
(8) RIGHT DIAGONAL Women’s Chain (to shadow)
B1 ———–
Leaving shadow, and back in ring with Partner
(8) Balance the ring and spin to the right (petronella)
(8) Balance the ring and spin to the right (petronella)
B2 ———–
(16) Partner balance & swing

Old Time Elixir #6
Contra/Becket-CW
A1 ———–
(4) LEFT DIAGONAL Yearn and Women Take
(12) Neighbor Swing
A2 ———–
(8) Men Allemande Left 1.5x, scoop Partner
(8) Star Prom across with a butterfly whirl
B1 ———–
(8) Balance the ring and spin to the right (petronella)
(8) Balance the ring and spin to the right (petronella)
B2 ———–
(16) Partner balance & swing

Old Time Elixir #7
Contra/Becket-CCW
A1 ———–
(8) Men Allemande Left 1.5x
(8) Neighbor Swing
A2 ———–
(8) Men allemande Left 1-1/2
(4) Scoop Partner, Star Promenade
(4) Women Hook Right elbows with next & men let go to star progress
-probably not time for a whirl, this is tight
B1 ———–
(8) Balance the ring and spin to the right (petronella)
(8) Balance the ring and spin to the right (petronella)
B2 ———–
(16) Partner balance & swing