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Pumpkin Spice Madness – DI – Don Veino 20181006

Type: Contra Dance, Duple Improper Status: Proven We’re in that season again – where everything gets offered in some form of pumpkin spiced variant. I find most such things totally foul but the other residents of our household seem to … Continue reading

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Mad For Ogontz – DI – Don Veino 20180808

Type: Contra Dance, Duple Improper Status: Proven At CDSS Ogontz Family Camp 2018 Steve Zakon-Anderson wanted to teach Mad Robin to the 11s & 12s group but didn’t have a suitable dance. We couldn’t find one in my deck either, … Continue reading

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Fairly Nicked From Nick – Becket – Don Veino and Nick Howe 20180815

Type: Contra Dance, Becket Status: Proven In a conversation with Nick Howe following Ogontz Family Week 2018, we reviewed a draft of his 2017 “The Cuckoo and The Robin.” Nick’s dance features a double Mad Robin sequence (CCW into CW) … Continue reading

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¬°Que Linda! – DI – Don Veino 20180211

Type: Contra Dance, Duple Improper Status: Proven, Public Here’s a contra in honor of Linda Leslie. I wanted to give Linda a dance more likely to be regularly called than my prior dance Linda’s Gifts (which is a waltz-time Contra … Continue reading

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Wild Mouse – 4 Face 4 – Don Veino 20170823

Type: Contra Dance, 4 Face 4 Status: DRAFT, EXPERIMENTAL This sequence re-imagines the B parts from my dance Lobster Roll. I wanted to find another way of resolving a 4 Face 4 than has been done to date. Originally I … Continue reading

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Lobster Roll – 4 Face 4 – Don Veino 20170823

Type: Contra Dance, 4 Face 4 Status: DRAFT This sequence re-uses a concept I’d first developed for a down the hall dance Strolling & Rolling. When thinking about the commonality of facing lines/4 and a line/4 down the hall I … Continue reading

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Wicked Smooth – Becket or DI – Don Veino 20170803

Type: Contra Dance, Duple Improper or Becket Left/CW Status: Proven There’s been a dance “seed” on my whiteboard for some time, which germinated today into what I think is a wonderfully smooth dance (what we New Englanders might describe as … Continue reading

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Super Robin – DI – Don Veino 20170523

Type: Contra Dance, Duple Improper Status: Proven Dedicated to Robin Humes – family friend and super volunteer in service of the Concord Scout House area contra community. It’s only fitting this dance include a Mad Robin (besides the obvious eponymous … Continue reading

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Oh, Yeah! – DI – Don Veino 20170428

Type: Contra, Duple Improper Status: DRAFT Alternative Title: When I’m Sixty Four as in (sung to the refrain of the Beatles tune of the same name): Am I too dizzy? Will you still dance me? When I’m sixty four? More … Continue reading

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Hey, Aren’t You With Me? – Becket – Don Veino 20170416

Type: Contra Dance, Becket Left/CW Formation Status: DRAFT Another dance playing with Mad Robin transitions (see similar posts). In a way this is a return to one of my earliest dances (Raeden’s Curls), which used a Mad Robin 1+1/4 – … Continue reading

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Spring Fling – Becket – Don Veino 20170404

Type: Contra, Becket Left/CW Status: Proven A relatively simple/straightforward composition containing two uncommon points: a Mad Robin figure (easy, once taught – and which I feel flows wonderfully into a chain) and a Courtesy Fling*. Dancers often rush a Mad … Continue reading

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Holy Cannoli! – DI – Don Veino 20160415

Type: Contra, Duple Improper Status: Proven I wrote this dance on the way home from the 2016 New England Folk Festival’s Friday session, after indulging in some delicious cannoli in the food hall. Suggest dancers take hands in Long Lines … Continue reading

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Madly in Love (with Mermaids) [V2] – DI – Don Veino 20160430

Type: Contra, Duple Improper Status: Public, Proven Dedicated to all those who’ve found their joy through our Concord Scout House Monday dance (we’ve hosted several weddings!). Another dance in my “Mermaid” series – which all feature a Diagonal Pass The … Continue reading

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Reluctant Robin – Becket – Don Veino 20161103

Type: Contra, Duple Improper Status: Public, Proven I really like Mad Robins, just in case that isn’t obvious. I was wondering what else could be done with them, whether they could be used as a progression, facing direction changed, etc. … Continue reading

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Gary’s Reel Too – DI – Don Veino 20161113

Type: Contra, Duple Improper Status: DRAFT Role reversed re-imagining of my dance Ruth’s (For) Reel; Gary is Ruth’s husband. In contrast to the common case, the Gents get to do most of the running around in this one. A1 LLF, … Continue reading

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Ruth’s (For) Reel – DI (swapped w/N) – Don Veino 20161113

Type: Contra, Duple Improper but with 1s below the 2s Status: Public, Proven Written for Ruth Potwin’s 60th birthday celebration. Have dancers briefly swing their Neighbor to swap places from duple improper hands-4 position before walk-through, so 1s below 2s. … Continue reading

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I ♥ Faeries – DI – Don Veino 20170125

Type: Contra Dance, Duple Improper Status: Public, Proven Writtten in response to a challenge on the Shared Weight Caller’s Discussion List, here’s my take on a non-glossary way out of the Dublin Bay style Down-the-Hall figure – via a believed … Continue reading

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I ♥ Unicorns – DI – Don Veino 20170203

Type: Contra Dance, Duple Improper Status: Public, Proven The “♥” in the title is spoken as “Heart” – the title for this dance was given by our 5 year old daughter Raeden and inspired the unique Mirror Mad Robin and … Continue reading

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