Dolphin Heys in contra dances

Dolphin Heys in contra dances

I was at the English Country Dance in Brattleboro before the Dawn Dance, and Nikki Herbst called a dance with a dolphin hey; and it…

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Two 4x4s from a Square and fractional brain

Two 4x4s from a Square and fractional brain

I was at a dance in Glen Echo where Donna Hunt did a Tom Hinds square she got from Sue Rosen called Hobo #3 (a…

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Gyre and a swing cast

Gyre and a swing cast

The Shared-Weight listserv has been buzzing lately, discussing the term gypsy. A caller wrote in asking for advice after being approached at the end of…

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Silly longways family dance

Silly longways family dance

I tend to use this one in community dances with lots of middle-schoolers or teenagers; but I’ve also had it work well with college students,…

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Non-Beginner Circle Mixer

Non-Beginner Circle Mixer

Often circle mixers are seen as beginner friendly, or useful for one-off dances like weddings. But I think there’s loads of fun things you can…

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4x4 where you swing both neighbors

4×4 where you swing both neighbors

I like the four facing four formation, and the moves and dances that happen in that formation. But while working on 6×6 dances, it drove…

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Three 4x4 Starting with a Square Through

Three 4×4 Starting with a Square Through

I was lucky enough to get to workshop a 4×4 dance at the most recent practice party. It didn’t work at first, which is why…

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Mighty Maivish Mini-Weekend

Mighty Maivish Mini-Weekend

    In copy/paste friendly format: Dance Friday night (August 28th) in Burlington to Maivish with calling by the Mad Robin Callers Collective. 8pm –…

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