Category Archives: DRAFT

Horseplay – DI – Don Veino 20170714

Type: Contra, Duple Improper Status: DRAFT A riff on our daughter Raeden’s Pony Fun, leveraging the A parts of that dance. I’ve been on the lookout for an opportunity to get Gents in on the Rory O’Moore “super twirl across … Continue reading

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Dance No Evil – Becket – Don Veino 20170710

Type: Contra Dance, Becket CW/Left Formation Status: DRAFT Another in a series of my “not evil” Star 3/4 explorations. See Shining Sparkle for my original Star 3/4 composition and motivation. This dance counts on the “New England Style” Promenade and … Continue reading

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Dark Side of the Moon – DI – Don Veino 20170526

Type: Contra, Duple Improper Status: DRAFT In the Contra Dancers Facebook group Emma Rushton posted to ask if anyone had or was planning to write a contra themed for the August 2017 total eclipse of the sun. I originally offered … Continue reading

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Oh, Yeah! – DI – Don Veino 20170428

Type: Contra, Duple Improper Status: DRAFT Alternative Title: When I’m Sixty Four as in (sung to the refrain of the Beatles tune of the same name): Am I too dizzy? Will you still dance me? When I’m sixty four? More … Continue reading

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Hey, Aren’t You With Me? – Becket – Don Veino 20170416

Type: Contra Dance, Becket Left/CW Formation Status: DRAFT Another dance playing with Mad Robin transitions (see similar posts). In a way this is a return to one of my earliest dances (Raeden’s Curls), which used a Mad Robin 1+1/4 – … Continue reading

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(Like) Juggling Chainsaws – DI – Don Veino 20170406

Type: Contra, Duple Improper Status: DRAFT, EXPERIMENTAL For this dance the Chain to See-Saw progression idea (the “experimental” part) came first. Then the title[2], which implied there must be more than a single Chain/Saw, which drove the rest of the … Continue reading

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Tale of the Tricky Triple Timer – DI – Don Veino 20170218

Type: Contra, Duple Improper Status: DRAFT, EXPERIMENTAL I’m still playing with this one a bit. This dance features two “deconstructed” chains – one for each role. Regular chains with Courtesy Turn would be functionally equivalent and may be used instead, … Continue reading

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Hey, Mary Cay! – Becket DP – Don Veino 20160723

Type: Contra, Becket Double Progression Status: DRAFT In the past I’d played with the idea of a butterfly whirl to a Ladies allemande in the center leading into a diagonal hey, but didn’t write a complete dance with that (and … Continue reading

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Slice AlleMANde – Becket – Don Veino 20160918

Type: Contra, Becket Status: DRAFT One of two takes on a similar theme – for a less zesty dance, see my Slicing the Waves. A1 Slice Forward Left Gents Allem Rt 3/4 *WHILE* Ladies Loop over their Left shoulder 3/4 … Continue reading

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Slicing the Waves – Becket – Don Veino 20160918

Type: Contra, Becket Status: DRAFT One of two takes on a similar theme – for a zestier dance see my Slice AlleMANde. A1 Slice Forward Left, to Gents form Wave in Center Gents Wave Balance Right & Left *WHILE* Ladies … Continue reading

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Seasons 8 – 4 Face 4 – Don Veino 20161204

Type: 4 Facing 4 Status: DRAFT, Experimental (Contra dancers doing a Pass the Sea?) Tune suggestion: Thomas Shrug’s March This is one of several of my dances in a series of “Oceans” and “Seasons” compositions which bring Ocean or Sea … Continue reading

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Seasons 4 – 4 Face 4 – Don Veino 20161204

Type: 4 Facing 4 Status: DRAFT, Experimental (Contra dancers doing a Pass the Sea?) Tune suggestion: Thomas Shrug’s March This is one of several of my dances in a series of “Oceans” and “Seasons” compositions which bring Ocean or Sea … Continue reading

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Oceans 8 – 4 Face 4 – Don Veino 20161204

Type: 4 Facing 4 Status: DRAFT Tune suggestion: Thomas Shrug’s March This is one of several of my dances in a series of “Oceans” and “Seasons” compositions which bring Ocean or Sea Waves into a 4 Facing 4 dance. It … Continue reading

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Gary’s Reel Too – DI – Don Veino 20161113

Type: Contra, Duple Improper Status: DRAFT Role reversed re-imagining of my dance Ruth’s (For) Reel; Gary is Ruth’s husband. In contrast to the common case, the Gents get to do most of the running around in this one. A1 LLF, … Continue reading

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