Intimate Inmates (by Donna McAllister and David Kirchner)
a triple improper contra

A1
#1's down center; turn alone (8)
Return, cast around #2's (8)

A2
#1's mirror gypsy #3's (8)
#1's mirror gypsy #2's (8)

B1
#1's swing in center while #2's and #3's form a circle around them and circle left, then right; #1's end swing facing up, #2's and #3's back out to place (16)

B2
#1's half figure eight above (8)
Long lines forward and back (8)

Variant

a triple proper contra dance

A1
#1's down outside; turn alone (8)
Return, cross over in middle to go to #3's (8)

A2
#1's mirror gypsy #3's (8)
#1's mirror gypsy #2's (8)

B1
#1's swing in center while #2's and #3's form a circle around them and circle left, then right; #1's end swing facing up, #2's and #3's back out to place (16)

B2
#1's half figure eight above (8)
Long lines forward and back (8)

Notes: When I was living near Knoxville, Tennessee, our dance community was startled when two core dancers were suddenly arrested on federal marijuana charges. Donna and I decided that since dances are sometimes written on the occasion of someone's departure from a dance community, we ought to make the effort in this case. Naturally, a "birdie in the cage" figure seemed appropriate. The variant allows the #2's and #3's to steal a swing during the A1.

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