Category Archives: DRAFT

Swinging Chainsaws – DI – Don Veino 20171006

Type: Contra Dance, Duple Improper Status: DRAFT (but proven via transitive property…) This dance is one of a set that grew out of my work on (Like) Juggling Chainsaws. There is a mirror role and move dance to this one, … Continue reading

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The Devils A Swinger – DI – Don Veino 20171012

Type: Contra Dance, Duple Improper Status: DRAFT The actual title of this dance is “The Devil’s A Swinger” but WordPress currently won’t show the post if any form of apostrophe is used in the post title, so this is the … Continue reading

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I ♥ Devil Dogs – DI – Don Veino 20171012

Type: Contra Dance, Duple Improper Status: DRAFT Yep, named for the snack cake that was my second favorite in the Drake’s lineup when I was a kid, right behind Ring Dings and just before Yodels. OK, so maybe behind Yodels … Continue reading

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Wild Mouse – 4 Face 4 – Don Veino 20170823

Type: Contra Dance, 4 Face 4 Status: DRAFT, EXPERIMENTAL This sequence re-imagines the B parts from my dance Lobster Roll. I wanted to find another way of resolving a 4 Face 4 than has been done to date. Originally I … Continue reading

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Strolling & Rolling – Becket – Don Veino 20170725

Type: Contra Dance, Becket Left/CW Status: DRAFT This dance sprang out of my interest in doing something unique out of a Partner Roll Away. I’ve experienced other callers’ attempts at making a roll away feed something with Partner focus like … Continue reading

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Counter Clock-Weiss – DI – Don Veino 20170729

Type: Contra Dance, Duple Improper Status: DRAFT, EXPERIMENTAL This dance was written in memoriam to Eph Weiss. Eph was an active dancer in many folk styles in the Boston, MA area up until nearly his 93rd birthday and was known … Continue reading

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Poussettey Spaghetti – DI – Don Veino 20170715

Type: Contra Dance, Duple Improper Status: DRAFT This dance came out of a comment my wife, Sage, once made while we were walking down to the dance hall at Ogontz camp in Lyman, NH. There was an English Country Dance … Continue reading

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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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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 For this dance the Chain to See Saw[1] 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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