This post was migrated from a collection of contra dances I wrote. The post date is mostly accurate, but the post time is not.
- Every progression the women move two and the men move one, so assuming you’re not at the end of the major set, you end up in a completely new set of four every time. Also, this dance has a backwards petronella, so it’s not for the faint of heart. Note: something can be a balance and half gypsy, balance and half do-si-do, balance and roll away with a half sashay, california twirl and double same-person pull-by, balance and half allemande, swing, or improv; the dancers choose.
- mixed single and double
8 beats: swing neighbor
4 beats: California twirl partner
4 beats: petronella
8 beats: something partner
8 beats: ½ hey, starting with men passing left shoulders
4 beats: men roll away woman on left with a half sashay NB: this woman and the man who rolls her are now partners
8 beats: do-si-do partner
4 beats: backwards petronella
4 beats: balance ring
8 beats: swing partner, ending facing up or down
4 beats: pass through up or down