Choreography

Here is an ever expanding list of dances I have written.  I’ve walked or danced through some of these with dancers and correct them as needed.  Please email me with comments, questions, suggestions, or problems.  And if you happened to have called or danced one of these, certainly let me know!


Anthem to a Pet Ferret  – 09/2008
Becket, single progression
Difficulty (1-5): 2

A1
Give and Take (4 counts)
Neighbor Swing on Gent’s side (12 counts)

A2
Ladies Do-si-do 1+1/2 (8 counts)
Partner Swing (8 counts)

B1
Ladies Chain (8 counts)
Hands-across Star L (8 counts)

B2
Gents Alle. L 1+1/2 (8 counts)
Star Promenade w/ Ptn., Butterfly whirl to R to progress (8 counts)

written with the generous listening ears of: Alex Barron, Bradley Kennedy, and Kim Leone


Lisa Gets Cozy  – 08/2008
co-written with: Bob Isaacs, Chris Lahey, Bronwyn Woods, Al Yanas
Becket, single progression
Difficulty (1-5): 2

A1
Slide L and Circle 3/4 (8 counts)
Neighbor Swing (8 counts)

A2
Gents pull by L, Alle. R Partner (8 counts)
Gents lead 1/2 Hey by L (8 counts)

B1
Gents Alle. L 1+1/2 (8 counts)
Star Promenade w/ Neighbor  (8 counts)

B2
Give and Take (4 counts)
Partner Swing on Gent’s side (8 counts)


Belgian Chocolate – 10/2007
Improper, single progression
Difficulty (1-5): 2

A1
Neighbor swing (8 counts)
Gents allemande left 1+1/2 (8 counts)

A2
R-Shoulder gypsy (8) and swing your partner (8 counts)

B1
Right-Left Thru (8 counts)
Ladies turn by R halfway, with Neighbor allemande L 3/4 (8 counts)

B2
Do-si-do the NEW neighbor (8 counts)
Swing OLD Neighbor (8 counts)


Dog Day Dance  – 06/2007
Improper, single progression
Difficulty (1-5): 3
Music: Jig

A1
Neighbor balance & swing (16 counts)

A2
Ladies lead right-shoulder half hey-for-four (8 counts) ladies go a bit more than half
Ladies do-si-do in the middle 1+1/2 (8 counts)

B1
Partner Gypsy (8 counts)
Partner Swing (8 counts) (or alternatively, just one long swing)

B2
Ladies chain across (8 counts)
Balance partner, pull by right, pull neighbor by left to new neighbor (8 counts) (this is essentially a half “square through”)


At Last  – 08/2007
Becket, single progression
Difficulty (1-5): 4

A1
Gents into the center and balance in long line of gents (8 counts)
Gents pull by left with non-neighbor gent and allemande or gypsy “left diagonal” lady by R (8 counts)

A2
Ladies gypsy left shoulder once around, while gents orbit clockwise halfway (8 counts)
Swing your shadow (8 counts), finish swing facing down the hall

B1
Down the hall in a line of four, turn as couple (8 counts)
Come back, middles arch, ends duck through (8 counts)

B2
Partner balance and swing (16 counts)


Courtesies to the Gents  – 07/2007
Becket, single progression
Difficulty (1-5): 2

A1
Right-hand star all the way around (8 counts)
Partner swing (8 counts)

A2
Ladies allemande 1+1/2 (8 counts)
Neighbor gypsy (8 counts)

B1
Left-hand star all the way around (8 counts)
Neighbor Swing (8 counts)

B2
Gents chain across (8 counts) lady will still end up on the right
Promenade across – gents pass left shoulders, turn to right along set (8 counts)