ORIGINAL DANCES BY ELINOR PRESTON

 

During all my years of dancing and calling I have written over 50 dances, some better than others. Here are three that have been danced enough to prove workable, and Fun! Im currently working on my first book and will post information as soon as it is available. Meanwhile, enjoy these.

 

 

 

MOLLIE ON THE MOVE

 

Improper

 

A1 Balance & Swing Neighbor

 

A2 Circle Left ; DoSiDo Partner

 

B1 Balance & Swing Partner

 

B2 Ladies Allemande Right 1 ; Allemande Left current Neighbor 2x

 

 

 

MIDNIGHT MOOSE AND SLEEPLESS NIGHTS

Improper, Double Progression

 

A1 Down the hall 4 in line (actives in the center), Turn alone,

Return and bend the line

 

A2 Circle Left 1X, Balance the circle (wide circle with good weight)

2s Gate (hand cast) the 1s up through the center and around to progressed place

 

B1 1s (Actives) Figure 8 up through the 2s and around same gender person & cross

the set below these neighbors to Swing Next neighbor

 

B2 Lines go Forward & Back; Actives Swing in the center

 

Movement from the gate all the way to the neighbor swing should be fluid without hesitation, with the actives acknowledging each other as they pass below the first neighbors.

 

 

 

 

FOLKLIFE GYPSY

Improper

 

A1 Gypsy Neighbor; Swing Neighbor

 

A2 Circle Left ; Gypsy Partner

 

B1 Swing Partner (long swing)

 

B2 Lines go Forward & Back; Ladies Chain Across

 

 

 

 

Modified 11/30/03