No Name Contra
Formation: Proper Contra lines of 6 couples or less. (Men on the prompterâ€™s right, Ladies on the prompterâ€™s left.)
Music: â€œLove in the Countryâ€ on Red Boot 1301, or â€œShow Boatâ€ on Jewel 705, or â€œDashing White Sergeantâ€ on Lloyd Shaw 193/194
Download RTF file: No Name Contra
57-64 – – – -; Everybody Forward and Back;
1-8 – – – -; – Forward and Back again;
9-16 – – – -; Turn Opposite Right Hand around;
17-24 – – – -; Turn Opposite Left Hand around;
25-32 – – – -; Top Couple Slide to the foot;
33-40 – – – -; Same couple arch and Promenade over the Ladyâ€™s line;
41-48 – – – -; Promenade arch over the Gentâ€™s line;
49-56 – – – -; Everybody Swing with partner;
57-64 – – – -; – – Forward and Back;
1-8 Long lines go forward and back.
9-16 Long lines go forward and back again.
17-24 Facing dancers (partners) turn by the right arm once around.
25-32 The same pairs of dancers turn by the left arm once around and then each dancer returns to their original place.
33-40 The top couples (nearest the prompter) join both hands and slide down the center of the set to the foot (or they join inside hands and walk down).
41-48 The same couples joining their inside hands (ladies right and gents left) and form an arch. They Promenade up the set passing over the ladiesâ€™ line (lady on the outside and gent on the inside).
49-56 The hold their arch and continue down the set passing the arch over the menâ€™s line to the foot of the set (gents still on the inside). Then the active dancers individually step back into their home line at the foot.
57-64 Everybody Swings their partner (across the set) and then steps back into their home line. This may be eliminated if there isnâ€™t enough time for the arch and Promenade.
Choreography by: Jerry Helt, Cincinnati, Ohio
Source: Printed in Dancing For Busy People, page 147
Usage: This is fun to dance even when there are some challenges because of height differences.
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