A duple improper contra by Bill Olson
A1: Star R x 1 to long waves (Right Hand to N, L to previous N. Women are facing in, Men out))(8), Bal Wave(4) (women reach forward to form a wave of women down the center of set while men loop around to right, taking Neighbor's position, facing in), Bal the wave (of Women)(4)*
A2: Women reach forward and form a long wave (Right Hand to Partner, L to shadow, W face out) Bal Wave (4) and Swing Partner (12)
B1: Circle L 3/4 Sw N (16)
B2: Circl L (8), (with same Neighbors) Star L (8) (Look for new N in next Star)
Notes: *The 3 balances are all done consecutively, that is to say: "balance,2,3,4,balance2,3,4,balance,2,3,4! Needless to say there is little time between balances for the women to drop hands and pick up new ones, and it helps if the balances are more "forward and back" rather than "right and left" so there is some "forward propulsion" going on after each balance! In reality the second and third balances are actually started (feet hit the floor) while the hand change is being made. Here's why I wrote this dance. Every year at NEFFA (New England Folk Festival in Natick, MA), callers are reminded that the dance floors are very crowded and to pay attention NOT to call dances that require a lot of room between sets (since there ISN'T any). I figured I would write a dance that REQUIRED that there be very little room between sets, and this is IT!! My announcement to some Boston area callers of my intention met with great skepticism, but I always DO like to make waves! and the dance works!! Written April 15, 2002.
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