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Mariah Fabry's Dances

Birdsong

by Mariah Fabry (2012) contra improper


A1 Circle balance, Neighbor star thru and Swing

A2 Left hands across star, 4 places

     Ladies allamande left 1 1/2, gents drop out (whistle and preen their feathers, cast or loop around to meet their lady birds)

B1 Find your partner, Balance and Swing

B2 Circle left 3 places

     Circle balance, 1's arch, 2's dive.  New neighbors...

To END: Circle left 4 places, Swing your partner one last time.


Becket Brigade & There's a Hole in the Becket

(no-walk-thru medley with Jim Hemphill) Becket contra, 2012

A1  Circle Left 3 places, pass thru to next neighbor

       Do-Si-Do

A2 Neighbor Balance

      and Swing

B1 Long lines forward and back

     Ladies Do-si-do 1 1/2

B2 Partner Balance

     and Swing


new caller: "Listen up."  

(THERE'S A HOLE IN THE BECKET)

A1 Circle left 4 places,

      Slide left, Ladies Chain,

A2   Ladies start Half a Hey.

       Neighbor Swing.

 B1    Right and Left Thru

        Ladies Alamande Right, 1 1/2

 B2    Partner Balance 

         and Swing

    (  Same neighbors, Circle left 4.)


 

Crazy For Cape Contra   improper by Mariah Fabry and Jim Hemphill

A1 Neighbor balance and swing
A2 Circle left 3 and step to a wave
     Balance forward and back, step forward
B1 Shadow allemande right once around
     Partner swing
B2 balance in a circle and petranella twirl
     Balance the circle, 1's arch 2's dive r 


Dance the Love  

"It never hurts anybody to be told they are loved.  If you can't say it, write it.  If you can't write it, DANCE IT." --Leo Buscaglia
Becket Contra, by Mariah Fabry (2012)

A1  Partner,  Balance and swing

A2 Circle balance, wrap arms up and around each other for a Basket swing, left, once around.

B1 With partner, push back (or butterfly whirl) to slide left, circle left 3 places.

   Neighbor swing

B2 Ladies chain, courtesy turn, roll her away with 1/2 sashay.

     Circle balance, Double back dip*

*While continueing to keep holding hands 4, gents raise left hands with partner, ladies roll in to dip, then roll back out.  Drop hands with other couple...) Plan to do a demo of Double-back Dip.


Always Touching

(Childgrove Cuddle) becket contra by Mariah Fabry (2012) for Greg Rohde.

Choose a partner you never want to let go of, for in this dance you're "Always Touching." 

A1  Star left 3 places

      Ladies roll back (over right shoulder, scoop their guy and ) Butterfly Whirl (on side of set)

A2  Circle left, 3 places

     Circle balance, roll the gents across to change places.

B1 Circle balance, roll the ladies across  to change places.

     Circle balance, California twirl

B2 Slide to the side (of the set with your partner.)

      Swing.

 

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