Type: Contra Dance, Singlet or Doublet
Another from my first set of purpose-built Singlet/virtual dances. Was playing around with how basic moves could form a simple yet satisfying dance for a few co-located dancers with the very short duration of slots in a virtual dance (5-6 times through). A lot of the early virtual dancing being called by folks at the time were what I would consider festival or weekend contra material, expecting folks to imagine multiple adjacent minor sets and dealing with typical contra progression within their limited space at home. This was intended to try another way, freeing the dancers to just have fun and enjoy the music.
Down the Hall 2-in-Line, California Twirl;
Up the Hall 2-in-Line, California Twirl & take other hand too, face PNR
PNR 2-Hand Balance, Petronella twirl;
PNR 2-Hand Balance, Petronella twirl
Circle Left, Right
PNR Balance & Swing (end facing “down”)
End effects: N/A
Tune suggestions: Punctuated marches or bouncy
Video: Coming soon!
See also: My overall set of virtual dances and this post of general guidelines in interpreting my “virtual” choreography.
First called by (I don’t know, it’s been called a lot) but Lisa Greenleaf called it at House Party Live! 2020, a benefit for the Concord Scout House on September 5, 2020.