Barn Mixer

The Barn Mixer

Formation: Scattered 4’s – two partner pairs in each group of four with the lady on the right of her partner.
Music: A lively piece with clear transitions after 64 counts.

Download RTF file: Barn Mixer

Prompts:
Intro or
57-64   – – – -; – – Circle Left;
    1-8   – – – -; – – Right-hand Star;
  9-16   – – – -; – – Right and Left Thru;
17-24   – – – -; – – Neighbors Dosado;
25-32   – – – -; – – Balance and Swing Neighbor (new partner);

33-40   – – – -; – – – -;
41-48   – – – -; – – Scatter Promenade;
49-56   – – – -; – – – -;
57-64   – – – -; – – (Circle Left);

Description:
    1-8   Each group of four dancers Circle Left for eight counts.
  9-16   Same four make a Right-hand Star and turn it for eight counts.
17-24   Same four Right and Left Thru.
25-32   Neighbors Dosado.

33-40   Same two Balance and Swing. These two are new partners.
41-48   With the new partner Scatter Promenade.
49-56   Search for another pair to make a new group of four.
57-64   Connect into circles of four ready to begin again.

Variation for dancers who do not know Right and Left Thru:
    1-8   Each group of four dancers Circle Left for eight counts.
  9-16   Circle Right for eight counts
17-24   Same four make a Right-hand Star and turn it for eight counts.
25-32   Neighbors Dosado.

Choreography by: Rick Mohr, New England, August 1986
Usage: Summer dances in New Haven Connecticut are held in the beautifully rough-hewn Eli Whitney Barn, which has a long narrow space next to (and about five inches below!) a shorter space. It’s perfect for longways sets but dismal for circles, so in need of a mixer I wrote this “scatter promenade” dance. It has turned out to be a reliable crowd pleaser; the chaos factor from the scattering is great for loosening people up early in the evening.

This page from http://dances.callerlab.org (CALLERLAB Dance Resource).


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