Category Archives: English

Fun With Flipper – Triplet – Don Veino 20181006

Type: Proper Triplet Status: Proven Yep, I’ve been on a real Dolphin Hey compositions run – which led me to research the history of that move back toward its origin. It appears the Dolphin Hey first appeared in the modern … Continue reading

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Feeling Gravity’s Pull – DI – Don Veino 20180710

Type: Contra Dance, Duple Improper Status: Proven I wanted something smooth and stately which swapped around the idea of who typically does certain sorts of moves (e.g.: in this dance, it’s the Ladies who cast the Gents – not the … Continue reading

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Clap Happy – Gender Free Longways or Circle – Don Veino 20180115

Type: Longways or Circle Family/Ceilidh Dance – Gender Free Status: Proven This dance always gets smiles with the right crowds. Very useful for those community dances where you want want to sense the crowd or provide some variety without the … Continue reading

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House of Love – DI – Don Veino 20170529

Type: Contra, Duple Improper Status: Proven This is a re-imagining of my dance Soft Gummy Tummies to provide everyone partner and neighbor swings plus allow for greater tune flexibility. Note the A-parts marching direction is reversed here vs. SGT in … Continue reading

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Soft Gummy Tummies – DI – Don Veino 20170415

Type: Contra (or ECD), Duple Improper (or Gender Role Free) Status: Proven The inspiration for this dance came from Jeff Kaufman on Facebook. He related a story where his band The Free Raisins were asked to play the English Country … Continue reading

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What Ho, Bertie?

SB has been talking about trying English Country Dance ever since she had her “amazing Money Musk moment” (paper cranes – humans) at a contra dance at Pinweoods camp a while back.  So we went to check it out this … Continue reading

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