RECENT
DANCES
SIGNIFICANT COMPANIONS - becket, medium
a1   balance and petronella spin 2x
a2   gents cross by left, stay facing out
      gents back straight across as ladies cast into partner's place
      half pousette, gents pulling neighbors
b1   smerge into line, gents facing each other
      gents pass left, approximately half hey (less for gents)
      swing partner on original side

b2   ladies allemande right once, slide left to new neighbors
      circle left once around


***written june 2005 at pinewoods camp
THE FISH OF ST REGIS
improper, med
a1  neighbor gypsy R 1x
     double gypsy**
a2  circle L 3/4, partner swing
b1  circle L 3/4, neighbor swing

b2  r/l thru, star L

**ladies gypsy with ladies by  R, gents with gents, by L.  ladies start, gents start immediately after.


***just another crazy idea on the way home from montana.  sep 2005.
MARCH VARIATION #1 - improper, medium

a1  pass neighbor by left, gypsy right with the next
     swing your neighbor
a2  gents allemande left 1 1/2
     swing your partner
b1  circle left 3/4, pass neighbor by right
     march forward for 8 counts, pull by with
     partner to trade places
b2  march back
     circle left once, pass thru

***these variations were written on an airplane on the way home from the bear hug weekend, sep 14, 2005, after a query from seattle caller/musician joe micheals for a dance with the march figure.
BOB's BOOGIE - becket, easy-medium
a1  pass thru to ocean wave, balance
     P alle R 1/2, balance the wave

a2  P alle R 3/4 (gents face in)
     balance the wave
     shadow alle L 1x

b1  P DSD and swing

b2  L diag R/L thru, circle L 1x

***written may 2003
MARCH VARIATION #2 - indecent (ladies on left), medium

a1   pass neighbor by left, gypsy right with the next
      swing your neighbor

a2   ladies allemande right 1 1/2
      swing your partner
b1   circle left 3/4, pass neighbor by right
      march forward for 8 counts, turn alone
b2   march back
      circle left once, pass thru
RIVERWALK - improper, medium

a1  circle L 1/2, loop to the left**
    
circle R 1/2 (with old N), loop to the right
a2  N DSD 1x, swing N

b1  gents alle L 1 1/2, swing P

b2  circle L 3/4, balance, California twirl

**half DSD as a couple, stay facing same direction

***written fall 2004, after a trip to San Antonio, TX
MARCH VARIATION #3 - becket, ccw, medium

a1  pass thru to an ocean wave, balance
     neighbors allemande right halfway, balance wave

a2  drop hands, march forward, turn alone
     come back

b1  partner balance and swing
b2  left diagonal R/L thru
     with new neighbors, circle left once
DEEP WATER - improper, medium

a1  circle L 3/4, partner swing
a2  star L 1x, shadow allemande L 1x
b1  P allemande L 1x, ladies chain

b2  R/L thru, long lines F/B

***written sep 2006, for mark turbin
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