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Billy Boyer's Dances

Easier than Pie by Billy Boyer (2008) Contra Improper

A1 Neighbor balance & swing
A2 Down the hall, turn alone
Come on back
B1 Circle left,
Ladies dosido
B2 Gents dosido
Balance the circle, pass through to new neighbor


Flip a Coin by Billy Boyer (2008) Contra Improper

A1 Neighbor balance & swing
A2 Circle left 3 places,
Partner dosido
B1 Partner balance & swing
B2 Ladies chain
Balance the circle, (4)
with neighbor clap right hands once (1),
left hands once (1), both hands once (1),
then flip around to face new neighbor (1).

(Author’s note: Suggested call for last 5 beats of B2 is “neighbor, right, left, both, reverse”, called on the beat rather than ahead of time.)


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Got Nice Neighbors by Billy Boyer (2008) Contra Improper Beckett (cw)

A1 Down the hall, turn as couple
Come on back
A2 Circle left 3 places,
Neighbor swing
B1 Long lines,
New neighbor swing
B2 Ladies allemande right 1 1/2
Partner swing

(Author’s note: You may wish to start the walkthrough with the partner swing in B2)


The Millwheel by Billy Boyer (2008)Contra Improper Beckett (cw)

A1 Circle left
2.  Ladies* allemande Right 1 1/2
Neighbor balance & swing
B1 Circle left
Ladies* dosido 1 1/2
B2 Partner balance & swing, (4, 8) Slide left (4)

(*Author’s note: For added interest try changing the dance by having the gents do the allemande in A1 and the dosido in B1, instead of the ladies.)


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Mountain Ridge by Billy Boyer (2008) contra improper

A1 Neighbor Balance and swing
A2 Circle left 3 places
Partner swing
B1 Long lines forward and back
Ones make a ridge*, everyone pass through across,
California twirl with your partner
B2 Balance the circle, spin right (petronella twirl)
Balance the circle, California twirl (to face new neighbor)

(*ridge = Ones keep hands in long lines and raise arms to make arches. Twos drop hands. Everyone walks across the set, passing neighbor by the right, so that each “two” has a separate arch to duck under)


Palindrome by Billy Boyer (2008) Contra Improper Becket

A1 Circle Left 3 places
Neighbor Swing
A2 1/2 hey (gents pass left shoulders.)
Neighbor gypsy
B1 1/2 hey (gents pass left shoulders.)
Neighbor Swing
B2 Circle left 3 places
Partner swing* as you slide left

*(or two hand turn)
Author’s note: The order of moves in this dance is the same backwards as it forwards. The partner swing while sliding left may be tricky for some.


Wandering Gypsies by Billy Boyer (2008)  Scatter mixer, 1 couple facing 1 couple
A1 Neighbor gypsy and swing
A2 Partner gypsy and swing
B1 Circle left, Neighbor allemande right *
B2 That neighbor promenade; this is your new partner
Find another couple and wait for the call

*or dosido, or arm right

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