Original Dances written by 

Jean Gorrindo

Flying Buttress

Jean Gorrindo

Type: Contra

Formation: Becket-CW

Level: Easy

Music: Flying Tent

A1  (16) Partner balance and swing

A2  (8) Circle Left 3/4 - pass thru

      (8) New Neighbor swing

B1  (8) Long lines, forward and back

      (8) Right and left through

B2  (8) 1/2 Hey, Ladies passing right shoulders

      (8) Ladies Gypsy Right 1 ½

Hoedown on the Down Low

Jean Gorrindo

Type: Contra

Formation: Duple-Improper

Level: Easy

Music: Growling Old Man, Growling Old Woman

A1  (8) Gypsy Neighbor

      (8) Neighbor swing

A2  (8) Long lines, forward and back

      (8) Ladies Gypsy 1 1/2 to Partner

B1  (16) Partner balance and swing

B2  (8) Circle Left 3/4

      (8) Balance the ring and Pass Thru to Next

Neighbor

On the Red Line

Jean Gorrindo

Type: Contra

Formation: Becket-CW

Level: Int

A1  (8) Balance the ring and spin to the right (petronella)

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

A2  (16) Partner balance and swing

B1  (8) Down the hall, four in line - *switch tracks and turn alone

       (8) Return and Face across

B2  (8) Long lines go forward while slicing Left; Ladies Roll Partner Away w/ Half-Sashay on the way back

       (8) Circle Right (Ladies lead Partner into the Circle)

 

*Switch Tracks = couple on right end of line steps forward and slides left while the couple on the left end slides behind them to the right (the couples trade places in line)

Groovin’ With Diane

Jean Gorrindo

Type: Contra

Formation: Duple-Improper

Level: Easy

Music: Evil Diane

A1 (16) Neighbor balance and swing

A2 (8) Down the hall, four in line - Gent #1 turn alone, Gent #2 goes R-hand high, L-hand low to trade Ladies’ positions - now next to Partner

      (8) Return and face Partner

B1 (8) Gypsy Partner

      (8) Partner swing

B2  (8) Long lines, forward and back

      (8) Ladies Chain

Rain Dance

Jean Gorrindo

Type: Contra

Formation: Becket-CW

Level: Int

A1  (8) Balance the ring, Gents trade places passing L-shoulders - catch Left hands while Ladies catch Left hands to form a Hands Across Star

      (4) Star Left 2 places into a...

      (4) R-shoulder Gypsy with Next Neighbor (1/2 way for Gents)

A2 (8) 1/2 Hey, Gents passing left shoulders

     (8) Neighbor swing

B1 (8) Long lines, forward and back

     (8) Men allemande Left 1-1/2

B2 (16) Partner balance and swing

Rize and Shine

Jean Gorrindo

Type: Contra

Formation: Duple-Improper

Level: Easy

Music: Golden Ticket

A1  (8) Circle Left 1X

      (8) Swing Neighbor

A2  (16) Give and Take - Ladies pull Partner back to Lady's side and Swing

B1  (16) Line of Four Down the Hall - turn as couples and return to face across

B2  (8) Circle Left 3/4

      (8) Balance the Ring, California Twirl

Painter's Petronella Promenade

Jean Gorrindo

Type: Contra

Formation: Duple-Improper

Level: Easy/Int

Music: Vladi on the Trans-Siberian

A1  (8) Long lines, forward and back

       (8) Swing Neighbor - form a Ring

A2  (8) Balance the ring, Petronella spin to Right one place

       (8) Balance the Ring, Gents Roll Partner Away with Half-Sashay (Left to Right)

B1  (8) Gents start 1/2 Hey passing Left shoulders

       (8) Swing Partner

B2  (8) Half-Promenade across set

      (8) Ladies Chain

 

 

Cloudburst

 

Jean Gorrindo

 

Type: Contra

 

Formation: Becket

 

Level: Int

 

A1  (8) Long lines forward, on way back Gents Roll Partner

 

Away with Half-Sashay

 

       (8) Form a Ring and Balance; Gents Roll Neighbor

 

Away with Half-Sashay ACROSS set to Partner

 

A2  (8) Swing Partner (quick)

 

      (8) Circle Left 1/2 way; slide Left to New Neighbors

 

B1  (8) Circle Left 3 places; Swing Neighbor

 

B2  (8) Ladies Allemande Right 1Time around into a...

 

       (8) Ladies Chain (to Partner)

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