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The Bubbles Incident – Becket – Don Veino 20180620

Type: Contra Dance, Becket Left/CW Status: DRAFT I was playing with new ways to do a Down-the-Hall dance – in particular, how to achieve the progression. I hit on the idea of a ring of dancers going down and then … Continue reading

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The Oddball In Charge – Mixer for 5, 7 or ? Dancers – Don Veino 20171210, rev. 20180112

a.k.a. “The Magic Charm” Type: Circle Mixer for odd number of dancers, Gender-free Status: Proven At smaller venue dances you may find yourself at the beginning or end of the evening below the comfortable number of dancers for a contra … Continue reading

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Clap Happy – Gender Free Longways or Circle – Don Veino 20180115

Type: Longways or Circle Family/Ceilidh Dance – Gender Free Status: Proven This dance always gets smiles with the right crowds. Very useful for those community dances where you want want to sense the crowd or provide some variety without the … Continue reading

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Two Hearts Beat As One – DI – Don Veino 20180203

Type: Contra Dance, Duple Improper Status: Proven For my wife Sage on our 10th Valentine‚Äôs Day. Written independently but likely strongly inspired by my recollection of Don Flaherty’s Heartbeat Contra – the A parts are the same and the B … Continue reading

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Filet Mignon – DI – Don Veino 20170918

Type: Contra Dance, Duple Improper Status: Proven The instant I heard Simon Riopel’s tune L’Air Mignonne played by Eric Boodman I knew I must write a dance to match. This dance plays with dancer expectations re: Rory O’Moore moves, so … Continue reading

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Strolling & Rolling – Becket – Don Veino 20170725

Type: Contra Dance, Becket Left/CW Status: DRAFT This dance sprang out of my interest in doing something unique out of a Partner Roll Away. I’ve experienced other callers’ attempts at making a roll away feed something with Partner focus like … Continue reading

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