Round two & fall through to a gypsy figure

I’ve been playing with the idea of using the chase figure (Actives: Lady round two, gent fall through, etc) transitioning to a Neighbor gypsy for a while.  While reading the CDSS newsletter, I was inspired to re-visit the sequence by Rob Harper’s “Fooling the Flirt”. Rob’s dance looks like loads of fun, but I wanted something where everyone gets a partner swing.

Brass Hearts
by Luke Donforth
Contra/Improper/Int

A1 ———–
(8) 1s around 2s below: GENT round two, lady fall through
(8) lady round two and the gent fall through
A2 ———–
(16) Neighbor gypsy and swing
B1 ———–
(4) Give and Men take
(12) Partner swing
B2 ———–
(8) Women’s Chain across
(8) Left hand Star 1x

This implementation is different than the ways I’ve seen the round two-fall through figure usually used in that the Gent is chased first.  As Rob mentions in his article, the chase figure is often space for rather a lot of silliness.

Although the two’s are nominally inactive during A1, it’s their job to entice the 1s from the chase figure into neighbor gypsies.

Chris Weiler and I played around with an alternate version we called Tin Hearts. It has the same A1 & A2, but the Women take in B1, which leads to a more complicated ending of the dance:
B1 ———–
(4) Give and Women take
(12) Partner swing
B2 ———–
(8) Women’s Chain across
(3) Left hand star past one person (1/2 way)
(5) NEXT Neighbor allemande Right 1x (gents face Out, women face In)