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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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Horseplay – DI – Don Veino 20170714

Type: Contra, Duple Improper Status: DRAFT A riff on our daughter Raeden’s Pony Fun, leveraging the A parts of that dance. I’ve been on the lookout for an opportunity to get Gents in on the Rory O’Moore “super twirl across … Continue reading

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Trip Through Athol – Becket – Don Veino 20170609

Type: Contra Dance, Becket CW/Left Formation Status: Proven US Route 2 is a significant road connecting contra dances in the eastern and western parts of Massachusetts (in particular at the Concord Scout House and Guiding Star Grange in Greenfield). To … Continue reading

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Shining Sparkle – DI – Don Veino 20170609

Type: Contra Dance, Duple Improper Status: Proven Alternate Title: During testing this was temporarily known as “The 75% Solution” and “Stellar Redemption.” While discussing a caller’s draft dance with colleagues, one persisted that a Star 3/4 was always “Evil, Don. … 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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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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Slice AlleMANde – Becket – Don Veino 20160918

Type: Contra, Becket Status: DRAFT One of two takes on a similar theme – for a less zesty dance, see my Slicing the Waves. A1 Slice Forward Left Gents Allem Rt 3/4 *WHILE* Ladies Loop over their Left shoulder 3/4 … Continue reading

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Slicing the Waves – Becket – Don Veino 20160918

Type: Contra, Becket Status: DRAFT One of two takes on a similar theme – for a zestier dance see my Slice AlleMANde. A1 Slice Forward Left, to Gents form Wave in Center Gents Wave Balance Right & Left *WHILE* Ladies … 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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Seasons 4 – 4 Face 4 – Don Veino 20161204

Type: 4 Facing 4 Status: DRAFT, Experimental (Contra dancers doing a Pass the Sea?) Tune suggestion: Thomas Shrug’s March This is one of several of my dances in a series of “Oceans” and “Seasons” compositions which bring Ocean or Sea … Continue reading

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Oceans 8 – 4 Face 4 – Don Veino 20161204

Type: 4 Facing 4 Status: DRAFT Tune suggestion: Thomas Shrug’s March This is one of several of my dances in a series of “Oceans” and “Seasons” compositions which bring Ocean or Sea Waves into a 4 Facing 4 dance. It … Continue reading

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Another 30 Years – DI – Don Veino 20161203

Type: Contra Dance, Duple Improper Status: Public, Proven I asked several of our excellent local (for most of you they’re touring) musicians if there were any tunes that they’d love to play for a contra dance – but which they … Continue reading

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