Oh, The Indecency! (v2) – Indecent – Don Veino 20170802

Type: Contra Dance, Duple Indecent
Status: Proven

Grandma in shock photo

Grandma’s shocked at the indecency!

Indecent formation = ones proper, twos crossed over

Not much to say about this one other than I hope dancers really enjoy the novelty of the formation and somewhat uncommon moves. I’m guessing this would routinely be an Intermediate dance yet I was able to call it successfully for the first time with a mixed crowd following a single careful teaching with a Gent’s Chain demo (stressing the reverse direction of the courtesy turn). Several dancers came up to say how much they liked it. 🙂

Partner RH Balance, Cross-Trail to New Ring (pass P right across, N left along)
Ring Balance, Petronella Twirl to Right (face P)

Partner Balance & Swing

LLFB, Gents Left Hand Chain

(G Pass Left) Half Hey, Neighbor Swing

End effects: Wait out crossed over, ready to join dancers for the second ring balance & petronella.
Tune suggestions:
Video: Lavender Country Folk Dancers Contra 9/30/17 (Gender-free, Larks and Ravens)
See also:

First called by me at the Woods Hole, MA Contra on 9/2/2017

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2 Responses to Oh, The Indecency! (v2) – Indecent – Don Veino 20170802

  1. Don says:

    FYI, in several instances of calling this now with mixed crowds I’ve found this dance to be pretty robust and enjoyed by the dancers.

  2. Don says:

    20180509: I’ve decided to slightly revise this dance for even better flow (reflected in v2 above). The original version had a starting A1 Ring Balance, Cross Trail. I’d previously thought dancers might get confused with a non-ring followed by a ring balance but that doesn’t seem to be the case. Why not a Square Through 2 there? Because the second pull-by can get folks hung up if someone doesn’t let go (and the Gents would end up facing out in that case). Should you prefer, feel free to “folk process” that in.

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