Pony Fun – DI – Raeden Veino 20161012

Type: Contra, Duple Improper
Status: Public, Proven

This isn’t, strictly speaking, one of my dances. On 10/12/2016 at bedtime my 5 year old daughter and I had the following interaction:

Raeden: “Daddy. I want to write a new dance, Pony Fun.”
Me: “OK, how does it go?”
Raeden: “Star, Star, Swing. Swing, Courtesy Turn, Circle 3 places, Pass Through, repeat.”

A little bit of back and forth between she and I figuring out the glue resulted in the following. It’s now been called by me and other callers to reports of smooth success. Give it a try!

Update 20170720: The A parts around the second Star of this sequence has since been revised to a single file promenade (or “ponies canter around” per Raeden) to make things easier for dancers. See comment below for original A parts.

A1
(8) Star Left 1x
(8) This Neighbor Allemande Left 1+1/4x (and Lady tuck in behind N Gent to all end facing CW around current group/4)

A2
(6,2) Single file Promenade CW 3/4x (to Gent’s home side with P), Ladies turn back over Right Shoulder
(8) Partner Swing

B1
Give & Take to Gents Side, N Swing

B2
Ladies Chain
Circle Left 3/4, Pass Through

In case you may call this, Raeden’s name is pronounced “RAY-den VEE-no”

One thought on “Pony Fun – DI – Raeden Veino 20161012”

  1. The A parts of this dance were revised in July 2017 to the above to ease the motion for dancers. Previously they were as given below and some Ladies were having minor difficulty getting into the second Star which is now replaced by the above Promenade single file.

    A1
    Star Left
    Neighbor Allemande Left 1x
    Gents start Hands-Across Star Right (1/4x)
    *WHILE*
    Ladies continue looping with their Allemande momentum into the Gent’s former spot
    A2
    Ladies join Star behind N, all Star Right 3/4x (Ladies turn back over Right Shoulder to…)

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