Magic Will Happen

SourceDir: DaveN-Quick-Entry.txt
Author1: Dave Notman
Setup: Initial position = Neighbor Allemande right 3/4 to wave of four, 
  men holding left in middle.
QT: Improper

A1: (4)  Wave of Four Balance
    (4)  Turn 180 CW {1}
    (8)  New Neighbor Swing
A2: (8)  Ladies Chain
    (8)  Circle Left 3/4 {2}
B1: (4)  Men Trade Passing Right
    (12) Partner Swing
B2: (8)  Circle Left 3/4 {3}
    (8)  Half Hey (Ladies start left) {4}

CallingNotes: On the first pass through, just have dancers balance and 
  swing neighbor.  There are two places in this dance where, if dancers 
  assist one another, "Magic will happen", and the dance will have a 
  great flow and feel.  If that assistance is lacking, it will feel 
  awkward and labored.  {1} Dancers push away from their neighbor with 
  the right hand and spin CW to face their new neighbor.  This should 
  flow right into the swing.  {2} Here's the first assist - ladies give 
  partner a tug, "just to let them know you want them to come to you".  
  This helps the man change direction from the circle left into the men's 
  trade.  {3} Here's the second assist.  The ladies need to make a sharp 
  turn to their right to go from the circle left to the half hey.  {4} 
  End in wavy lines of four, men holding left hands in middle and 
  neighbor in right.  From caller's left to right the wave reads 
  F2(dn)-M1(up)-M2(dn)-F1(up).

NotesOther: JH - I would somehow work the push off right into the call 
  the 1st couple of times thru to reinforce the idea.  I know around here 
  if you don't specifically tell the dancers, guys especially, what you 
  want them to do, they won't come up with it on their own. maybe 
  something like Balance Right and left, push off right and spin to the 
  next

I wonder if you would get a more effecive push off with a reverse wave 
  balance.  Bal R and L has you exended away from your neighbor so 
  pushing in the direction to progress would put more torque on the arm 
  with less power into the spin.   If you bal left and right, the push 
  off is more from shoulder to shoulder and more in the direction of 
  progression.  In your dance the right left balance is the natural flow 
  out of the hey so I'm not suggesting changing it, just rolling ideas 
  around in my head.

DJN - I figure "the force of habit" has to be taken into account too.  
  Getting those dancers to spin 180 CW instead of 360 CW is going to be 
  tough enough.  Then there's the issue of direction reversal.  Pushing 
  off with the left would be a CCW spin right before the CW spin of the 
  swing.  In "Way of the Gypsy" I have dancers doing precisely that.  
  That's one of the things I want to ask dancers about after we dance it.