ONS Contra (One Night Stand)
Formation: Contra lines with 1, 3, 5, etc. active and crossed over
Music: Any well-phrased 64-count reel
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57-64 – – – -; Everybody go Forward and Back;
1-8 – – – -; With your partner DoSaDo;
9-16 – – – -; With the corner DoSaDo;
17-24 – – – -; – – Corner Swing;
25-32 – – – -; With the couple across Circle Left;
33-40 – – – -; – – Circle Right;
41-48 – – – -; Same four Star Right;
49-56 – – – -; – – Star Left;
57-64 – – – -; Long lines Forward and Back;
Neutrals at the ends crossover (exchange places) during every other sequence.
1-8 Long lines go Forward and Back in eight counts.
9-16 Partners should be facing each other across. All partners do a DoSaDo with each other.
17-24 Dancers turn to face their corner (gents look left, ladies look right). Corners two Dosado.
25-32 Same corner Swing ending with the lady on the right and facing in.
33-40 Each four join hands and Circle Left for eight counts.
41-48 The same group of four dancers Circle Right back to their starting point.
49-56 The same four dancers change to a Right-Hand Star and turn it for eight counts.
57-64 The same four Star Left back to their starting point.
Choreography by: Ed Butenhof
Source: Printed in Dancing for Busy People, page 158. Also printed in Community Dance Program Handbook
Usage: ONS stands for One Night Stand and this contra is a relatively simple Alternate Duple.
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