The Choreographer's Advice

SourceDir: qmlNotman.txt
Author1: Dave Notman
Level: Intermediate
djn_Last_Revised: 2012-09-16 16:57:11 GMT
Music: Reel + Slow + Track #1 (108) - KGB Perf Len CD
djn_No_Balance_Contra: Yes
djn_Reentry: Improper
QT: Improper

A1: (8)  Neighbor Do-si-Do
    (8)  Circle Left 3/4
A2: (8)  Partner Gypsy
    (8)  Circle Left 3/4
B1: (12) Ones Orbit Twos (or Twos Orbit Ones)
    (4)  Pass Through Up or Down   {1}
B2: (8)  Partner Gypsy
    (8)  Half Poussette (men push) + Partner 2-Hand Turn 1/2   {2}

CallingNotesPre: Setup= Improper
{1} Be sure to flirt with your neighbor here - make it a half gypsy.  The 
  active lady (who might be a #2), has to spin clockwise over her right 
  shoulder to face her partner after the gypsy-pass-through.
{2} The half poussette is with the same neighbors.  The half 2-hand turn 
  is QUICK - almost like a roll-away.

Be sure to emphasize the 1/2 gypsy in B1.

NotesOtherPre: Ever_Tried= Yes,   Needs_Walkthrough= Yes

Very flowing and elegant, but not much interaction with neighbors.

NotesOther= The first draft of this dance was written for Kate Power to 
  call a wedding gig.  It was designed as an easy dance that flows well 
  at a moderate tempo and requires only minimal knowledge of 
  contra-jargon or swing-mechanics for its enjoyment.  This dance is 
  ideal for short lines.

For longer lines, have the ones and twos alternate in taking the active 
  role.

The choreographer's advice is as follows: "The Bride and Groom will 
  notice that they will, at some point, REACH THE END OF THE LINE, after 
  which they will be reduced to acting as posts while the young-uns dance 
  rings around them.  So the choreographer's advice is to ENJOY EACH 
  OTHER WHILE YOU CAN."