Galloping Gals, Galloping Gents

SourceDir: 1-DaveN-Quick-Entry.txt
Author1: Dave Notman
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A1: (8)  Star Left 1x
    (8)  Twos Gypsy 1.5 {1}
A2: (8)  First Man and Second Lady {2} walk forward - form a long wave 
  and balance right and left
    (8)  Second Man and First Lady walk forward - form a long wave and 
      balance right and left
B1: (8)  Men Gallop (sashay) down the center while ladies move down one 
  place
    (8)  Men Gallop back and cast down the outside one place while ladies 
      move back up the center
B2: (8)  Long Lines Forward & Back + slide Left {2}
    (8)  Partner Swing
A3: (8)  Star Left 1x
    (8)  Twos Gypsy 1.5 {1}
A4: (8)  First Man and Second Lady {2} walk forward - form a long wave 
  and balance right and left
    (8)  Second Man and First Lady walk forward - form a long wave and 
      balance right and left
B3: (8)  Two Ladies gallop {3}
    (8)  Ladies return, cast around gents, gents shift up
B4: (8)  Long Lines Forward & Back + slide Left {2}
    (8)  Partner Swing

CallingNotes: {1} It's a right shoulder gypsy.  To start the gypsy, the 
  lady must turn 180 CW to face her partner, then gypsy 1.5.  While the 
  twos gypsy 1.5, the ones may also gypsy, but they go only once around 
  (stole this move from a Jim Hemphill dance - grin).  When the gypsies 
  are done, the two men are below the two ladies.  {2} The ladies will be 
  leading some of these slides to the left.  {3}  No need for the men to 
  shift as the ladies gallop down the set, as they are already positioned 
  for the ladies to cast up between them.

This dance looks easy on the surface, but there are those little details 
  to remember - the ladies putting in that extra shift down so the men 
  can cast up through them, and the ones remembering that they only get 
  to gypsy 1x.  Other than that, I think it flows smoothly.  It's a high 
  energy dance with an old fashioned flavor.

I also considered having the ones do the 1.5 gypsy.  That's more natural, 
  because we think of the ones as the active couple.  And it had the 
  additional merit of making the men responsible for that extra shift 
  down the set so the ladies could cast through.  However the first 
  corners weren't positioned correctly (they were facing out after the 
  gypsies), so I had to start the waves with the second corners.  I 
  figured that would only confuse the English Country dancers in the 
  crowd.