Escort DV #1

SourceDir: Jim-Hemphill2.txt
Author1: Jim Hemphill


A1: (4)  Balance-the-Ring
    (4)  {with your neighbor Across} Nevada twirl {1} {-> former N}
    (8)  Left hands across star 3+ to long wave of gents in center
A2: (8)  Long Wave Bal, gents turn right half way and swing a new N. {2}
B1: (8)  Long Lines Forward & Back (squaring up to P.)
    (8)  Circle left 3
B2: (8)  With neighbor 1/2 poussette clockwise (men pull to start)
    (8)  partner swing {3}

CallingNotes: {1} Technically a backwards Cal. twirl with lady who is on 
  the man's left.  {2} After the swing, couples will likely be askew.  
  Look for Partner on the right diagonal.

NotesOther: {3} I like the way the ladies back into the swing in this 
  variation.  On the other hand, many of the dancers in Columbus have 
  trouble going from a swing to Balance-the-Ring.  A short swing makes 
  this all the more difficult.  Coaching helps - end the swing close to 
  the other couple, with the man's right hand still on his partner's 
  back.  Let go of partner DURING the balance.

Jim's comments on this dance - Regarding Escort, it is reverse 
  progression.  I like that poussette into a swing action as well, but 
  there is a popular dance that uses it and I got elbowed in the face by 
  one lady backing into the swing and have had some similar near misses 
  so I thought the gypsy before the swing might be safer.  Leading up to 
  that swing, both the circle left 3 and the half poussette are short 8 
  count moves so I would anticipate that the gypsy/swing will be 18-20 
  counts, or if you throw the long lines in before the circle 10 to 12