Pigtown Whimsy

By: Tom Senior (2014)
Music: Douglas Russ (by Beth Murray)
Formation: Two couple set dance (couple facing couple)

A1 1-2 Fall back 2 (waltz) steps with partner  
  3-4 Forward 2 steps (end facing partner)  
  5-6 Set forward and back to partner  
  7-8 Cloverleaf turn single 3/4 (start towards partner, end facing opposite)  
       
A2 1-2 Fall back 2 (waltz) steps with opposite  
  3-4 Forward 2 steps (end facing opposite)  
  5-6 Set forward and back to opposite  
  7-8 Cloverleaf turn single 3/4 (start towards opposite, end facing partner)  
       
B1 1-4 Star right  
  5-6 Balance the star (in and out)  
  7-8 Turn single left (end in a circle)  
       
B2 1-4

Circle right

 
  5-6 Balance the ring  
  7-8 Turn single right (end facing partner  
       
A3 1-8 Partner side-by-side right, set forward & back and turn single to opposite  
       
A4 1-8 Opposite side-by-side left, set forward & back and turn single to partner  
       
B3/B4 1-16 As B1/B2  
       
A5 1-8 Partner arm right, set forward & back and turn single to opposite  
       
A6 1-8 Opposite arm left, set forward & back and turn single to partner  
       
B5/B6 1-16 As B1/B2  
       
A7 (coda) 1-4 (Face opposite) step right & honor, step left and honor (end facing partner)  
  5-8 Step right & honor, step left & honor  
       
Notes 1 Optional: repeat A1/A2/B1/B2 after B6 and before the coda  
  2 The kernel of the idea came to Tom at Cincinatti's Pigtown Fling Contra dance weekend and was inspired by Fried de Metz Herman's dance Yola's Invitation.  
  3 The dance can be done to any 32 waltz but Douglas Russ by Beth Murray is preferred.  
  4 A recording of Douglas Ruff by Earl Gaddis and Karen Axelrod is available here  

 

© Tom Senior, 2014

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