[Callers] New Dance to Share
Winston, Alan P. via Callers
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Thu Jun 8 18:45:16 PDT 2017
I've called or danced this several times. A fun variation is on B1, you
take hands as you step into the set in turn, then on bar 8 all jump or
back firmly (possibly with an "Oi!" or grunt) on beat 1 of bar 8. It's
a good, goofy dance.
I was inspired (by my need at the time for five-person dances) to write
a variation, which I've never actually had a call to inflict on anybody.
THE LESSER WEEVIL
12/2/2004 Alan Winston
5-person-set, line of 2 facing line of 3
5x 32-bar jig, reel (contra sound for either), or waltz (!)
A tip of the hat to Richard Mason's "The Weevil"
A1: 1-4: Lines balance forward (step close) and back (step close), cross
5-8: The same back to place.
A2: 1-2: Stepping into "waves" with hands up and joined, balance forward and
3-4: Allemande right with right-hand neighbor (if any).
5-8: Waves balance f+b, allemande left into line (no hands).
B1: 1-4: Right-hand neighbors do-si-do back into line
5-8: Four changes of a Right shoulder straight hey for five
B2: 1: Top person jumps out to THREE side.
2: Next person jumps out to TWO side.
3: Next person jumps out to THREE side.
4: Next 2 people jump out to correct side (having had time to
5-8: 2s swing each other WHILE 3s basket or circle 3; open in the
same position you started the swing.
On 6/8/2017 6:35 PM, Mac Mckeever via Callers wrote:
> I have a dance called The Weevil by Richard Mason
> It is a 7 person set (3 face 4)
> It looks like it would be fun - but I have never had the opportunity
> to try it out. Anyone had any experience with this one?
> The Weevil <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SM1vr2-QK_Q>
> The Weevil
> A gender free dance written by by Richard Mason for 7 people in
> friends garden on a sunny summer day in New Zeal...
> Mac McKeever
> *From:* Frederick Park via Callers <callers at lists.sharedweight.net>
> *To:* Callers at lists.sharedweight.net
> *Sent:* Thursday, June 8, 2017 7:25 PM
> *Subject:* Re: [Callers] New Dance to Share
> Howdy Folks!
> Interested to know of dances you’ve found that are NOT contra or
> square dances.
> Catagorically fun dances, dances for irregular numbers of couples,
> circles of any sort, odd formations, etc.
> Matters not what tradition they may come from or if you think of the
> dance as strictly for beginners, intermediate or advanced dancers.
> Is this a dance you usually share? Is this a dance you save for
> “special occasions”?
> Should be a fun “read”!
> Best regards to all,
> Frederick Park
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