Type: Contra, Duple Improper
Status: Public, Proven
Updated 8/18/2017 (see below and comment).
Charlie Harvey wrote a nice dance, New Elixir, which I liked in concept and used several times but it had some flow issues which I’d had dancer comments on. I wanted to keep calling the dance but needed to address the problems, which included a need for Gents to cross their arms at one point while entering an Interrupted Square Through after a Swing. In looking at the issues I realized I could simply swap his B1 and B2 parts to retain the feel yet fix the flow, which resulted in this dance. It has since been rotated (as of 18 August 2017) to begin with the Interrupted Square Through vs. the Neighbor Balance and Swing (based on a report from Linda Leslie’s calling in Greenfield MA).
Note there’s also an alternate Becket Right/CCW version, starting at the B2.
RH to N, Interrupted Square Thru 2 @ 2x (all within the current group of 4*) and with this N…
Neighbor Balance and Swing
Gents Allemande Left 1+1/2x, Partner Swing
Ring/4 Balance and Petronella, Ring/4 Balance and Partner California Twirl
(*RH to N up/down, Balance, Pull By N RH along, across Pull by P LH across, RH to N on side, repeat)
First called by me at the Cambridge, MA BIDA Contra Dance on 9/2/2016 with the Neighbor Balance and Swing as A1. The revised version has been called successfully now as well by myself and others.