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.

Thresher
by Luke Donforth
Contra/Improper

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.