Riffing on Long Lines

After a Mad Robin Practice Party, my head was buzzing with dances. A few hours later, this fell out. This month my theme seems to be playing with long lines.

by Luke Donforth

A1 ———–
(8) Long lines, forward and on the way back, women roll the N gent away with a half sashay
(8) Women allemande Left 1-1/2
A2 ———–
(16) Partner balance and swing, end facing OUT in long lines
B1 ———–
(2) Take two steps out
(4) California Twirl with Partner
(2) Two Steps in
(8) Right hand Star 3/4
B2 ———–
(8) Neighbor Do-si-do
(8) Neighbor swing

Since I wrote it AFTER the practice party, I haven’t had a chance to run it with more than the dancers in my head yet.

The other dance I’ve written recently that plays with long lines I got to call for the dancers at the Champlain Valley Folk Festival, and they had a lot of fun with it.

The Other Cars Won’t Dance With Me
Luke Donforth
Type: Contra
Formation: Becket-CW

A1 ———–
(8) Long lines fall back, and then go forward passing through
(2) All turn R and single file prom along big oval
(6) with next neighbors Right Hands across star 3/4
A2 ———–
(8) Women’s Chain to partner
(8) Left hand across Star 1x
B1 ———–
(16) Hey, men passing left shoulders
B2 ———–
(16) Partner gypsy and swing

Notes: Wait out indecent (man on R)

The title refers to the phenomenon of writing dances while driving to gigs, and not having anyone to run them with.