Cavewoman #2

SourceDir: 1-DaveN-Quick-Entry.txt
Author1: Dave Notman


A1:      Ladies walk across set and swing neighbor
A2:      Men walk across set and swing partner
B1:      Promenade Across + shift right during courtesy turn to face new 
         Ladies Chain {with 1/2 courtesy turn} {1}
B2:      {New} Men Allemande Left 1.5
         Scoop partner, star promenade + butterfly whirl

CallingNotes: {1} Instead of the full courtesy turn to face across, 
  dancers do half a courtesy turn, which will leave the men standing 
  left-to-left in the center.

NotesOther: Tried this one at the All Soles Potluck dance 7/2011.  One of 
  the dancers gave me a thumbs up.  However when Darlene Underwood called 
  it in Cincinnati (and I was dancing) I found that the transition 
  between ladies chain and men allemande left 1.5 wasn't smooth.  I was 
  probably a tad late already from the promenade + shift right, and the 
  abrupt reversal of direction between the chain and the men's allemande 
  made it worse.  I switched from a traditional courtesy turn to a twirl 
  in the ladies chain, and that felt better.  However I believe this 
  revision (2012-09-04) is better still.  The band in Cincinnati played a 
  good deal faster than did the Columbus Open Band at the potluck which 
  likely contributed to my differing impression.

Also, Darlene introduced gypsies before the swings in A1 and A2.  Though 
  this worked, I kind of preferred the directness and simplicity of 
  walking across the set, grabbing someone and swinging.  That's what 
  inspired the whole Caveman/Cavewoman series.  "Caveman" is a dance by 
  Jim Hemphill which inspired my first version of "Cavewoman".