Dances

West Virginia Whirl             by Kelsey Hartman

Contra/Becket-CW


A1 -----------

(8) Balance the Ring, spin to the Right:

(8) Neighbor Swing

A2 -----------

(8) Down the Hall / Four in line: He She He She. Turn as a couple

(6) Return up the hall and Outside Dancer Gate/Bring Around Neighbor (Backing up) to...

B1 -----------

(8) LLF/On the Way Back, LADIES Roll away NEW Neighbor Gent (on the right) for progression

(8) Ladies Allemande R 1-1/2

B2 -----------

(16) Partner balance and swing 1.1.2017

Sparks Fly in Reno           by Kelsey Hartman

Contra/Becket-CW


A1 -----------

(8) Circle Left 1X

(8) SLIDE LEFT to next and Right and Left Through

A2 -----------

(8) Women's Chain

(8) Women allemande Right 1x OR 2x to face Neighbor

B1 -----------

(16) Neighbor balance and swing

B2 -----------

(8) Balance the ring and LADIES pull your partner to your side for a

(8) Partner swing 11.20.2016
The Full Ginsburg                                 by Kelsey Hartman

Duple-Improper/Double Progression

THIS was written for Claude Ginsburg's ODDVILLE CUPOLA (a 64-bar tune)


A1 -----------

(8) Neighbor Allemande L 1-2

(8) Ladies chain to Partner

A2 -----------

(16) Full Hey; Ladies passing by R (end up back with partner)

B1 -----------

(16) Full Ricochet Hey: Ladies Start...L Rico, G  Rico, L Rico, G Rico (end up back with partner)

B2 -----------

(8) Balance the ring and spin to the right (petronella)

(8) Balance the ring and spin to the right (petronella)

C1 -----------

(16) Partner Balance and Swing

C2 -----------ON THE RIGHT DIAGONAL

(8) Right and left through

(8) Ladies Chain to neighbor

D1 -----------

(8) Ladies do-si-do turn to face Neighbor

(8) Swing Neighbor

D2 -----------

(8) Long lines, forward and back

(8) Star Right



3.11.17


Give it a Whirl by Kelsey Hartman Contra/Improper



A1 -----------

(4) Circle Left 1/2

(12) Neighbor Swing

A2 -----------

(8) All four down the hall (6 counts) GENTS swing LADIES around to face in

(8) LLFB

B1 -----------

(8) 1/2 Ladies pass by R shoulders/GENTS ricochet

(8) Partner Swing

B2 -----------

(8) All four up the Hall (6 counts) BEND the line

(8) Circle Left 3/4 and California Twirl (no balance)



10.2.2016

Delish             by Kelsey Hartman

Contra/Improper


A1 -----------

(8) Long lines, forward and back

(8) Neighbor swing

A2 -----------

(8) Right and Left Through & Courtesy Turn to...

(8) Promenade Across the set

B1 -----------

(8) Balance the Ring and spin to the right

(8) Partner swing

B2 -----------

(8) Ladies Allemande Right 1-1/2

(8) Neighbor Swing (Again)


10.2.2016

Odin’s Dream by Kelsey Hartman Contra/Improper 

DBL Progression

A1 -----------NOTE THE DIRECTION OF PROGRESSION

(16) LLFB Swing Neighbor (same)

A2 -----------

(8) Ladies Chain to partner

(8) Promenade across the Set and progress to next neighbors.

B1 -----------

(4) Pull by Right with new neighbors to other side to ...

(12) swing partner

B2 -----------

(8) Two Ricochets; Gents enter from L to ricochet back on the right, Ladies slide Left then enter from L to ricohet back on the right take hands in a ring.

(8) balance the ring and petronella twirl to open up to Long Lines


4.10.2015/revised 9/2018

Sturtevant Stroll        by Kelsey Hartman

Written at Camp Sturtevant May, 2013

Contra/Becket-CW


A1 -----------

(8) Long Lines (SLICE FOR PROGRESSION) fwd and gent roll the lady away with a half sashay on the way back

(8) Mad Robin (men in front)

A2 -----------

(8) Face away from your partner and form Star with Right hands (ladies look to left and gents to right) Right hand star all the way around to find your partner

(8) Allemande left your partner 1-1/2 and then

B1 -----------

(2) ladies pull by right in the middle to neighbor OR Ladies Allemande R 1-1/2

(14) Neighbor or balance (LONG swing) and swing OR N 8-beat swing

B2 -----------

(8) Balance the Ring and Twirl to the right

(8) Partner swing 5.25.2013

Swingin’ Off a Ring         by Kelsey Hartman

Contra/Improper


A1 -----------

(8) Neighbor allemande Left 1-1/2

(8) Women's Chain (to partner)

A2 -----------

(16) Balance the ring, spin to the right and Neighbor Swing

B1 -----------

(16) Balance the ring, spin to the right and Partner Swing

B2 -----------

(8) Men see saw 1x then all take hands in a ring... and

(8) WOMEN lead a Circle Right 3/4; California Twirl (NO BALANCE)







7.18.2016

Switch Happens            by Kelsey Hartman

Contra/Improper


A1 -----------

(8) Balance and Neighbor swing

A2 -----------

(8) Women's Chain (gent roll her away at the end of the courtesy turn)

(8) Gent’s chain

B1 -----------

(8) Balance the ring and spin to the right (petronella)

(8) Partner swing

B2 -----------

(8) Circle Left 3/4

(6) Gents lead your partner out to veer left and then Ladies lead right back to new neighbors for a do-si-do.  NOTE:  Swapping roles?  Lady roll the gent away with a half sashay across the set as you veer back to find new neighbors.

June, 2014

Truly Madly               by Kelsey Hartman

Contra/Improper/Dbl-Prog


A1 -----------

(4) Mad Robin but only 1/2 GENTS in Front

(12) ONTO THE NEXT Mad Robin 1-1/2 Ladies in front (new neighbor END with women on the R) (MAD ROBIN WEAVE)

A2 -----------

(8) Full Hey with ending Ricochet: GENTS Pass Left Shoulder/ Last time in for Ladies Ricochet back to your partner.

B1 -----------

(16) Right-shoulder Round with Partner and SWING

B2 -----------

(8) Circle Left 3/4

(8) Neighbor Swing


October, 2016

Wandering Soul                     by Kelsey Hartman

Written for the tune by Stuart Kinney

Contra/Improper/Dbl-Prog


A1 -----------

(8) IN LONG WAVY LINES: Gents facing out BOX CIRCULATE

(8) Partner Swing

A2 -----------

(8) Slide to the left and circle with the next 3/4

(8) Neighbor Swing (NEW)

B1 -----------

(16) Hey, women passing right shoulders

B2 -----------

(8) Women Allemande in the middle by the Right

(8) Same Neighbor Allemande Left 1-1/2 to make long wavy lines November, 2016

Ndipity                    by  Kelsey Hartman

Contra/Improper

NDPD: Not a Double Progression Dance


A1 -----------

(16) Long lines, forward and back Neighbor Swing

A2 -----------

(16) Long lines, forward and back NEXT neighbor Swing

B1 -----------

(8) Ladies allemande RIGHT 3/4 and head back the way you came...Allemande LEFT with the next 3/4 and face across to find Partner WHILE gents slide Right to line up with partner

(8) Partner Swing

B2 -----------

(8) Mad Robin, Ladies in front

(8) chain to Neighbor to take hands along...

October, 2016
 Venturing Vortices                   by  Kelsey Hartman

Contra/Improper


A1: Start in a ring: Balance the ring and Jersey Twirl into Neighbor Swing (Jersey twirl is Ladies L, Gents R hands/arms up and under (Other-handed CA twirl)
A2: Gents lead 1/2 Hey pass by Left, Ladies Ricochet back to partner and swing
B1: Look away from partner to face Shadow #1, pass by L; Shadow #2, pass by R; Shadow #3 Left shoulder round to return; Shadow #2 pass by R; Shadow #1 pass by L
B2: Circle LEFT with partner 3 places CA Twirl to face new neighbors and circle RIGHT with new neighbors 1x ...to A1: balance the ring...
 
March, 2017 (the first half is from TAKE A STAB AT IT (title by Sharon Gavin) written for Ides of March/March 15th dance I called at Berkeley. The B part (with the "stabs/pull bys) had rough timing, so I changed the B into a series of swirling vortices (more than one vortex)
  

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