Bubbles Mixer

Formation:  Circle of couples facing in, lady on the gent’s right.

Music:  “I’m Forever Blowing Bubbles”, Grenn 15005 or any well-phrased singing call.

Download RTF file: Bubbles Mixer

Prompts:

Intro or
  57-64   – – – -; Join Hands Circle Left;
      1-8   – – – -; – – Circle Right;
    9-16   – – – -; Face your partner Star Right;
  17-24   – – – -; – – Star Left;
  25-32   – – – -; With Your Corner DoSaDo;
           
  33-40   – – – -; Same Corner Swing;
  41-48   – – – -; – – All Promenade;
  49-56   – – – -; – – – -;
  57-64   – – Back Out; Join Hands & Circle Left;

Description:

    1-8   The dancers all join hands and Circle to the Left 8 steps.
  9-16   Dancers Circle to the Right 8 steps.
17-24   All dancers face their partner and touch raised right hands.  Using the hand hold as a pivot point they walk forward (clockwise) around each other for 8 steps.
25-32   Dancers turn around to touch raised left hands and then walk forward in the counter-clockwise direction for 8 steps ending back where they began.

33-40   Dancers turn to face their corner (the dancer on the other side) and Dosado (walk forward passing right shoulders, slide sideways back-to-back, then backup passing left shoulders to end facing each other where they began).
41-48   All corner pairs Swing with each other.
49-64   At the end of the Swing place the lady on the right side of the gent and all couples face counterclockwise around the circle.  Promenade in that direction for 16 beats.  The Promenade handhold is usually described as “shake right hands then join the left hands underneath”.  Regional or simpler variations may be used.

Variation to reduce the turning:
Replace the “- – – -; – – Star Right; – – – -; – -Star Left” with
“- – – -; All go Forward and Back; – – – -; Turn Your Partner by the Left”.

Choreography by:  Bob Howell
Source:  Dancing for Busy People, page 252; CD Journal, June 2002

Usage:  Because of the 16 beat Promenade it is very easy to dance this mixer to many singing calls and sing the refrain.

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


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