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Sanitizer Shuffle – Singlet/Doublet/Solo – Don Veino

Type: Contra Dance, Singlet, Doublet or Solo Progression: None Status: Proven Another exploration about how simple partner-role-agnostic “new model” contra compositions might fit into the virtual dancing phenomenon (see Can You Spare A Roll? for more info on my “new … Continue reading

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Can You Spare A Roll? – Singlet/Doublet – Don Veino

Type: Contra Dance, Singlet or Doublet Progression: None Status: Proven More exploration of purpose-built Singlet/virtual dances within my first group. Was deliberately playing with a concept I’ve been quietly advocating for in regards to “gender free” contra dancing – that … Continue reading

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Stretch & Fold – Singlet/Solo – Don Veino

Type: Contra Dance, Singlet or Solo Progression: None Status: Proven Another exploration about how certain contra conventions might fit into the new model for distant dancing. This one looked at the use of “convenient Ghosts”. Notice that “Ghosts” are used … Continue reading

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Masked Compassion – Singlet/Solo – Don Veino

Type: Contra Dance, Singlet or Solo Progression: None Status: Proven Another from my early first set of purpose-built Singlet/virtual dances, continuing the exploration about how certain moves might fit into the new model for distant dancing. This considered how a … Continue reading

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New Perspective – Singlet/Solo – Don Veino

Type: Contra Dance, Singlet or Solo Progression: None Status: Proven Another from my early first set of purpose-built Singlet/virtual dances. Thinking about how certain moves might fit into the new model for distant dancing, I was playing around with some … Continue reading

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Equal & Opposite (v2) – Singlet/Doublet – Don Veino

Type: Contra Dance, Singlet or Doublet Progression: None Status: Proven Another from my early first set of purpose-built Singlet/virtual dances. Was striving for variety in simple yet satisfying dances, focused on just a few co-located dancers. This could be seen … Continue reading

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Together in Spirit – Singlet/Doublet – Don Veino

Type: Contra Dance, Singlet or Doublet Progression: None Status: Proven 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 … Continue reading

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Infectious Energy – Singlet/Doublet – Don Veino

Type: Contra Dance, Singlet or Doublet Progression: None Status: Proven My second purpose-built Singlet/virtual dance. I wanted something very up energy and memorable so calling could taper quickly. As is likely becoming obvious, my naming scheme for these dances all … Continue reading

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The Spaniard’s Latte (To Go) – Set Dance – Don Veino 202003

Type: Set Dance Status: Proven Due to the 2020 COVID-19 health issue, April’s New England Folk Festival (NEFFA) was canceled. As a scheduled performer I was invited to submit material for a “Virtual NEFFA” to be presented on-line via video. … 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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Force of Nature – DI or Becket – Don Veino 20180620

Type: Contra Dance, Duple Improper or Becket Right/CCW Status: Proven Shel Michaels made me write this… just kidding ;-). But he did suggest I write a dance to commemorate this event. On 6/18/18 a microburst/tornado struck our neighborhood. Nobody was … 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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