Simple Circle Right Dance

Shared Weight has been buzzing lately about too many dances with Circle Left 3/4 and Men Allemande Left 1 1/2. Both of these moves are simple ways to move half the people to the other side of the set, which sets up having a neighbor swing and a partner swing. But during a recent bout of insomnia, I tried to think of other ways to make that happen. Circle Right 3/4 also switches half the people, but is challenging for dancers if the flow doesn’t prompt it. I thought that a promenade across would flow into a circle right reasonable well, and the following dance came out as a result.

R-R-Right
by Luke Donforth
Contra/Becket-CW

A1 ———–
(8) Promenade across the Set with Partner
(8) Circle Right 3/4 & pass thru up and down
A2 ———–
(8) New Neighbor Do-si-do
(8) Neighbor swing
B1 ———–
(8) Promenade across the Set with Neighbor
(8) Circle Right 3/4 & pass thru up and down
B2 ———–
(8) Right hand Star 1x, back to
(8) Partner swing on home side

NOTES:

I haven’t gotten to walk this with more than two people yet, so I have only a conceptual understanding of the flow. The star could be Right hand or Left Hand, but I think Right will feel better. You’ll have a shadow in the star, as well as a preview of your next neighbor before the reunion with your partner.

I’m concerned it will be a very short partner swing after that star.

Top and bottom, you wait out in improper formation for the progression at A2. As with most improper progression beckets, it could just be an improper dance by shifting the start.

Rightly Improper
by Luke Donforth
Contra/Improper

A1 ———–
(8) Neighbor Do-si-do
(8) Neighbor swing
A2 ———–
(8) Promenade across the Set with Neighbor
(8) Circle Right 3/4 & pass thru up and down
B1 ———–
(8) Right hand Star 1x, back to
(8) Partner swing on side
B2 ———–
(8) Promenade across the Set with Partner
(8) Circle Right 3/4 & pass thru up and down