Type: Contra Dance, Duple Improper
One of several related dances composed this date which were inspired by the new Becky Tracy tune Black Rock, off the Eloise & Co. album with Rachel Bell. Yeah, I love the tune. 😉
I was lucky to have the privilege of dancing this one to Steve Zakon-Anderson’s calling with Becky and Keith (Murphy) playing their tunes – IIRC, they started with Keith’s Epic Reel and when they switched to Black Rock the energy in the room zoomed from a 10 up to 12!
Wave/4 across Balance Right & Left, Slide/Twirl Right
Wave/4 across Balance Left & Right, Slide/Twirl Left
Neighbor Balance & Swing
Gents (low) LH Balance & Pull By, Partner Swing
Ring/4 Balance, Petronella Slide/Twirl Right
Ring/4 Balance, California Twirl and form new wave/4
[CA Twirl and Gents shift to the ends to step into wave/4 with new Ns]
End effects: none
Tune suggestions: Bouncy and driving – composed to match Becky Tracy’s tune Black Rock, others include Circular Reel (Daniel Boucher), Epic Reel (Keith Murphy), etc.
Video: Portland (ME) In-Town Contra Dance (PICD) series 8/30/18
See also: You Caught My Eye, Becky’s Boulder
First called by Steve Zakon-Anderson at the 2018 CDSS Ogontz Family Camp.