A Proper Trifle
a duple proper contra by David Kirchner

A1
First corners allemande right 1-1/2; take partner's hand to form short wavy lines (8)
Balance in lines; allemande left once around (8)

A2
Hey for four, starting first corners right shoulder (8)

B1
Balance and swing partner (16)

B2
Ladies chain across (8)
Actives half figure eight above (8)

Notes: This dance appeared in CDSS News (May/June 1995). First corners are the active gent and the inactive lady. I have found it helpful to tell dancers during the first walk-through to align themselves across the hall when they form the wavy lines; if they end up in diagonal lines, less experienced dancers may become confused at the progression. Although aligning this way feels a bit clunky in the walkthrough, it ends up flowing nicely when dancing. The title derived from a friend's cookbook recipe for "A Proper English Trifle".

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