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Bob Green's Dances

A Lean Tango by Bob Green   duple improper
A1 Mad robin ACROSS the set  (4)
     Fall back and advance on the side (4)
A2 Tango pousette (men starting forward)(8)
B1 Gypsy star (men starting forward)(4) 
     Reverse the star (men backing up)(4)
B2 1s cast while 2s butterfly lead up
    All cloverleaf turn single(4)
    Back to back with your partner (4)


A Little Ramsay Divey by Bob Green Improper Double Progression

A1 Neighbour do-si-do (8)
Right-hand star 1 X around (8)
A2 Turn single over left shoulder and set to partner (8)
Partners go back-to back (8)
B1 Poussette halfway, men backing up (8)
Poussette halfway, men backing up (8) (ricochet )
B2 1s arch - 2s dive, then 2s arch-1s dive thru backwards (8)
1s arch - 2s dive, then with NEXT neighbours,
2s arch - 1s dive, to face still another new neighbour (8)


A Perfect Tin by Bob Green  duple ccw Becket double progression

A1 Long lines F&B (8)
     Right hands across star (8)
A2 Gents drop out, ladies by the right 1/2+ (4)
     Neighbor swing (12)
B1 Give & take, ladies draw the men (8)
     Partner swing (8)
B2 Circle left (8)
     On the left diagonal, slide left, Calif. twirl (8)

Major end effects! At the top wait out on the right side, at  
the bottom wait out left. Let the other couple slide to you.


Becket to the Future by Bob Green (proper Becket) Tune: The Buffens

A1 Face your partner, set and turn single (8)
Pass thru up & down, circle left halfway with new neighbors (8)
A2 Set to this neighbor & pass thru up & down (8)
Partner two hand turn 1X, (ending Women on top, Men on bottom (8)
B1 Couples fall back a double (4) forward turning single (4)
Circle left half & slide left (8)
B2 Back to back across the set with new neighbor (8)
Back to back with partner (8)

Teaching notes: Take hands four in proper formation, then circle on place to the left. This leaves you with a hands four with men on the top facing down and women on the bottom facing up. The important thing in A2 is that after the turn, the women are above and the men below. If you are sent out at the end of the set at the end of A1, trade places. When you are waiting to come back in at the top the woman is on the left, the man is on the right. When you come in at the bottom, the man is on the left and the woman is on the right.
Caped Crusader - by Bob Green Couple Mixer –couple facing couple

A1 Neighbor do-si-do (8)
Partner do-si-do (8)
A2 Partner balance & swing (16)
B1 Circle left, (8)
Neighbor swing (8)
B2 Promenade with new partner to find another couple & circle left (16)

Written for a dance in Cape Girardeau, MO with a large percentage of new dancers


The Castigated Neighbor- by Bob Green (2008) English Proper

A1 Ones cast below the twos, twos move up (4) All cloverleaf turn single (4)
Two's gate the ones
A2 Twos cast below the ones, ones move up (4) All cloverleaf turn single
Ones gate the twos
B1 Double figure of 8 (Ones cast, two cross to start)
B2 Ones two-hand turn once and a half (8)
Ones cast below the twos (4)
Ones two-hand turn halfway to place (4)

Author’s Note: in B1, if the dancers are not highly experienced, substitute set-and-turn single for the 2s, then for the 1s, for the double figure of eight. A1 & A2 can also be done with a 8-count cast, eliminating the cloverleaf turn single.


Colorado and All Colorado by Bob Green

duple proper Tune: Sarah's Waltz by Kristen Grahm 3/4 D

A1 1s gate the 2s up and around(12)
2s gate the 1s BELOW up and around(12)

A2 1s cross and cast below, 2s move up (12)
Set & Turn Single (12)

B1 Those in the men's file make arches, all cross the set pass partner Rt, and all loop right. (12)
Those in the men's file make arches, all cross the set pass partner Rt, and all loop right. (12)

B2 All back to back with partner (12)
1s half figure eight up around twos (12)


Eve in the Garden (was Flowers for Bridget)

Choreography by Bob Green  Tune by Larry Unger  3/4  Bm duple proper

A1 1s cast down & cross below the 2s, hook on to the ends of a line of 4 (4)
      Line of 4 (original neighbors,1s outside & 2s center) lead up a double (2)    
      Turn alone & lead back (2)
A2 1s gate the 2s once and a littlw more to end facing out (4)
      Lead out with your neighbor (2)
      Turn alone and lead back (2)
B1 Set & gypsy half way with your partner (4)
      Set & gypsy half way with your neighbor (4)
B2 Back to back with partner(4)
      2 hand turn with partner to end (4)


Gypsy Camp by Bob Green (2006) duple PROPER

A1 Ones gypsy your partner,
Swing your first corner
A2 Ones gypsy your partner
Swing your second corner
B1 Ones gypsy and swing
B2 Down the hall four in line (ones between the twos)
Ones turn as a couple, twos turn alone
Come back, twos cast the ones down to progressed place


Ionia Breakout by Bob Green (2009) - duple improper

A1 Neighbor gypsy (8)
Ladies start half a hey (8)

A2 Neighbor balance & swing (16)

B1 Pass thru & California twirl (8)
Twos do-si-do across the set (8)

B2 Long lines forward (4)
Twos back out while ones swing, end facing down (12

Note: if the lines are very long, alternate the ones swinging with
the twos (i.e., ones back out while the twos swing, end facing up)


Jack’s Sparrow by Bob Green 4-Couple Longways Sets

A1 Lines at the sides advance and retreat (8)
1st man & 4th woman change places (8)
A2 1st woman & 4th man change places (8)
Center four 2 changes of rights and lefts (8)
B1 Top four turn right hands across 1X around (8)
Bottom four right turn hands across 1X around
B2 All set and turn single (8)
1st couple (now at bottom) 2–hand turn 1 1/2 to end proper
while top six circle halfway


Part I - The original Jefferson & Liberty traditional duple PROPER

A1 Circle left 1X
Circle Right 1X
A2 Hands-across star by the right
Hands-across star by the left
B1 Ones down the middle and turn alone, twos move up
Ones back up the middle, twos gate the ones
B2 Four changes of rights and lefts

Part II - Jefferson's Remorse by Bob Green (2008) duple improper

A1 Circle left 1X
Circle Right 1X
A2 Hands-across star by the right
Hands-across star by the left
B1 Ones down the middle and turn alone, twos move up
Ones back up the middle, twos gate the ones
B2 Ones swing in the middle, end facing down

Part III - Jefferson Gone Wild by Bob Green (2008) English improper
(all the men in the ladies’ line, and all the ladies in the men’s line)

A1 Balance the ring, roll away with a half-sashay (gents roll the ladies)
Circle left 1X
A2 Hands-across star by the right
Hands-across star by the left
B1 Ones go down the middle and turn alone, twos move up
Ones come back up the middle, twos gate the ones
B2 Ones balance and swing, twos cross & face up; ones end their swing facing down


Mage Up A Creek by Bob Green (2008) Square Formation

A1 Gents to the center, back to the bar, partner balance & box the gnat
A2 Ladies to the center & back to the bar, balance and box the gnat
B1 Gents in the center circle left, neighbor swing
B2 Ladies to the ceter, partner swing at home

A1 w/partner left allemande halfway, back by the right, balance & box the gnat
A2 w/partner left allemande halfway, back by the right, balance & box the gnat
B1 Gents weave half way, ladies to the center and back
B2 Gents finish the weave, ladies to the center and back

A1 w/ partner arm by the right, balance & box the gnat
A2 w/ partner arm by the left, balance & box the gnat
B1 Gents swing your corner, swing your opposite
B2 Swing your neighbor, swing your partner


March Fours by Bob Green         (4 facing 4)

A1 Pass thru and box the gnat with the one you meet (8)
     (on the ends, turn alone)
     Pass thru and box the gnat with your original neighbor(8)
A2 Balance your corner & swing (on the ends, neighbor is        
     across from you, in the center, they are next to you)
B1 Form a ring of 8, balance the ring & roll the Left-
     hand ladies away. Form a ring of 8, balance the ring &  
     roll the left-hand ladies away
B2 Balance the ring & swing your partner, end facing original direction.

Date of Video: May 5, 2012
Dance Group: Childgrove Country Dancers (St Louis, MO)
Location: Monday Club in Webster Groves, MO
Band: Reel Women and the Jigelos (Martha Edwards, fiddle, Kristin Graham, keyboard, Mike Brown, bass)
Caller: Bob Green


Michael's Wings by Bob Green     Duple Proper

A1 Single file left(cw) 3/4 (12)
Set to partner, turn single (12)

A2 Circle left (12)
Back to back with partner (12)

B1 Turn left hands across 1X (12)**
Turn right right across 1X (12)

B2 Balance the star, first corners (in 2nd corner position) change (12)
Circle left half way, balance the circle (12)
TAG Two hand turn partner 1X around to place (12)

Teaching Notes: Make sure every knows who the first corners are before you start.

** The current video has the hands across right then left. The transition to the circle left
is better if the hands across are done left then right. First corners then pull bt right.


Mr. Maggot's Beverage by Bob Green

Longways Duple Proper Tune: Tequila by Chuck Rio 4/4 F

A1 1s cross and cast below as the 2s half gypsy up to
1s place. (8)
1s and 2s back to back across the set. (8)

A2 2s cross and cast below as 1s half gypsy back up
to place. (8)
1s and 2s go back to back across the set. (8)

B1 1st corners cross. 2nd corners cross (8)
All face your corner and set and turn single (8)

B2 2s half figure of 8 around the 1s
1s half figure of 8 around the 2s


NEFFA in My Wildest Dreams by Bob Green

longways Becket

A1 Mad robin (8)
New neighbor mad robin (8)

A2 Partner balance and swing (16)

B1 Circle left 3/4 (8)
Neighbor swing (8)

B2 Circle left (8)
New neighbors circle right 3/4(8)


 

Shaker Buddha  by Bob Green & Norm Stewart

(duple becket)

A1 Circle 1/2, Ladies roll your partner away (8)   Balance circle, double back dip (8)
A2 Fling & swing partner (16)
B1 Give and take, ladies drawing the men to their side. (8) Swing neighbor (8)
B2 Gents do-di-do 1 1/2 to trade places (8) Circle half, slide left (8)


Sharon of the Green by Bob Green

Duple improper

Tune: Green Gowned Lass Time:4/4 Key:F

A1 Mad Robin (8)
Circle left (8)

A2 1st man & 2nd woman fall back and advance, 1st woman & 2nd man advance & fall back(8)
Set and half gypsy with partner to trade places (8)

B1 2nd man & 1st woman fall back and advance, 1st woman & 2nd man advance & fall back(8)
Circle left 1/2 and turn single left (8)

B2 Star Left (8)
Mad Robin (8)


Star Hey Night by Bob Green
duple ccw Becket double progression

A1      Circle left 1/2 (4), Ladies pull by right (4)          Neighbor swing (8)

A2      Long lines forward and back (8)           Ladies right allemande 1 1/2 (8)

B1      Right hand star (men join behind neighbor) (8)  New men start left shoulder diagonal 1/2 hey (8)

B2      Gypsy and swing your partner (16)


Date of Video:  April 2, 2011
Dance Group: Childgrove Country Dancers (St Louis, MO)
Location: Monday Club in Webster Groves, MO
Band: Reel Women (Martha Edwards, fiddle, Kristin Graham, keyboard)
Tune: Cerulean Blue by George Paul
Caller: Bob Green


Wagon Wheel by Bob Green (1996) Becket

A1 Circle left
Star by the left
A2 Gents allemande right 1 1/2
Neighbor swing
B1 Ladies allemande by the right 1 1/2
Partner swing
B2 Star by the right
Circle left half way, slide left to new neighbor


Waves of Grain by Bob Green    Improper   Tune: Wheat by Martha Edwards   
Starts long wavy lines, gents facing out
A1. Set down the hall, set up the hall, chassez down
      Set up the hall, down the hall, chassez up
A2. Right hand turn neighbor 1 1/2
       Partner back to back
B1. 1s dolphin hey through the 2s (woman starts around near gent)
B2. 2s dolphin hey through the1s (woman starts around near gent)


Date of video: December, 2013
Dance: Dance Discovery performace
Location: Missouri History Museum, St. louis, MO
Band: Tu' Penny Players (Kristin Graham, keyboard, Martha Edwards, fiddle, Tim Herzel, flute)
Tune: Wheat, by Martha Edwards


WES SIDE STORY  by (Becket Mixer)

A1 Partner balance & swing (16)
A2 Advance & retreat (snapping fingers)(8)
     Pass thru and turn alone (8)
B1 Advance & retreat (8)
     Right and left thru with new neighbor
B2 Hey for 4



Willow Ware by Bob Green

Becket

A1  Ladies by the right 1 1/2 to swing neighbor (16)

A2  Chain to partner & allemande 1 1/4 (16)

B1  Pass your partner & two more, give left hand to your  
      shadow, allemande 1/2 return to partner

B2   Balance and swing partner, slide left


Date of Video:  April 7, 2011
Dance Group: Childgrove Country Dancers (St Louis, MO)
Location: Monday Club in Webster Groves, MO
Band: Reel Women and the Jigelos (Martha Edwards, fiddle, Kristin Graham, keyboard, Mike Brown, bass)
Tune: March of the Lost Boys and Paula's Quilt of Life, both by George Paul
Caller: Bob Green


XYZ by Bob Green (2008) Contra Improper

A1 Ladies Allemande by the Right 1 1/2
Partner Swing
A2 Ladies Chain
Long Lines, Forward and Back
B1 Partner pull by L (3), face back in (1), pull by R, same
Pull by L, same, pull by R, same
B2 (Reverse) Pull by R, face back in, pull by L, same
Pull by R, same; pull by L (to back where you started the zipper)

Note: You’re never out on the ends. You’ll be in the zipper. If there’s no one to pull by with, stay put!

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