Contra Dances by Mike Boerschig



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These dances are by Mike Boerschig, mboerschig_at_yahoo.com (replace _at_ with @), a Cincinnati, OH caller and musician, posted with his permission.

This page is maintained by Cary Ravitz.

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Dances

The Barefoot in the Briarpatch Quickstep
Happy as a Cold Pig in Warm Mud
High Water on Briggs Run
One for Little Josie
That Old-Time Elixir

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The Barefoot in the Briarpatch Quickstep Mike Boerschig  

Improper contra, double progression

A1 - Neighbors balance and swing (16).
 
A2 - Men allemande left 1+1/2 (8).
- Partners pass right to start a 1/2 hey (8).
 
B1 - Partners swing (8).
- Circle left 3/4 and pass through to a new couple (8).
 
B2 - New neighbors do-si-do (8).
- Circle left 1/2 (4).
- California twirl (4).

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Happy as a Cold Pig in Warm Mud Mike Boerschig  

Improper contra

A1 - Neighbors balance and swing (16).
 
A2 - Men allemande left 1+1/2 (8).
- Partners allemande right 1+1/2 (8).
 
B1 - The one man and two woman star left above and the two man and one woman star left below (8).
- Partners swing (8).
 
B2 - Circle left 3/4 (8).
- Balance (4).
- California twirl (4).

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High Water on Briggs Run Mike Boerschig  

Improper contra or Sicilian circle, double progression

A1 - Neighbors balance and swing (16).
 
A2 - Men allemande left 1+1/2 (8).
- Partners swing (8).
 
B1 - Pass through across to a California twirl (8).
- Circle left 3/4 and pass through to a new couple (8).
 
B2 - New neighbors swing (8).
- Long lines go forward and back (8).

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One for Little Josie Mike Boerschig  

Improper contra

A1 - Neighbors do-si-do (8).
- Circle left (8).
 
A2 - Twos half figure eight around the ones (8).
- Twos swing and end facing up (8).
 
B1 - Neighbors gypsy and swing (16).
 
B2 - Long lines go forward and back (8).
- Ones swing and end facing down (8).

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That Old-Time Elixir Mike Boerschig  

Improper contra

A1 - Neighbors balance and swing (16).
 
A2 - Men allemande left 1+1/2 (8).
- Partners pass right to start a 1/2 hey (8).
 
B1 - Partners swing (8).
- Pass through across to a California twirl (8) (or right and left through across).
 
B2 - Take hands in a circle, balance, and roll to the next position to the right, as in Petronella (8).
- Take hands, balance, and California twirl (8).

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