A Long Courtship – Becket – Don Veino 20181209

Type: Contra Dance, Becket Left/CW
Status: Proven

This dance came out of a discussion Will Mentor and I had about writing a dance which built up and defied expectations regarding when you’d get together with your partner. It was briefly titled “Finally!” during testing. Have received really positive dancer feedback on this (it’s pretty cool when dancers seek you out at the end of the evening to praise/discuss a particular dance – you know it brought them joy. 🙂 ).

A1
Ladies Chain, Mad Robin CCW (Ladies front first) &
Gents Slide Left *WHILE* Ladies Cross Set, loop to Right
[i.e.: Ladies cross (Left past current NBR Lady, Right by next) & follow your Partner into…]

A2
(w/Next NBRs) Circle Left 3/4x, Neighbor Swing

B1
Full Hey (Gents Pass Left to start) BUT LADIES BOUNCE BACK 2nd time

B2
Partner Gypsy & Swing

End effects: Wait out crossed over on left to slide into A2 circle.
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First called by me at Concord Scout House Monday Contras Series on 1/28/19.

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