Half-Pair dances

I often think of Rory O’More and Petronella in happening in twos, but the following two dances use them in singletons to transition into something else. The second one is a closer dance inspired by Chris Weiler’s A1 Reel (and is much simpler than the Be Too Real that was also inspired by A1 Reel).

Rory is a smooth operator
by Luke Donforth
Contra/Improper

A1 ———–
(8) Neighbor allemande Right 1-1/4 to short wavy line
(8) Balance and slide to the right (as in Rory O’More),
gents slide further and catch left hands
A2 ———–
(6) Men allemande Left 1
(10) Partner swing
B1 ———–
(8) Circle Left 3/4
(8) Neighbor swing
B2 ———–
(8) Right and left through
(8) Left hand Star 1x

 

Back to Front
by Luke Donforth
Contra/Becket-CCW

A1 ———–
(8) Balance the ring and spin to the right (petronella)
(4) Balance the Ring
(4) California Twirl with Partner
A2 ———–
(16) New Neighbor balance and swing
B1 ———–
(8) Promenade across the Set
(8) Women allemande Right 1-1/2
B2 ———–
(16) Partner balance and swing