No Touch Contra
Formation: Contra lines with 1, 3, 5, etc. active and crossed over
Music: â€œSugar Blues â€ on Blue Star 2288, or â€œLife Goes On That Way â€ on Blue Star 2397, or â€œBig Stickâ€, hoedown on Kalox 1140
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57-64 – – – -; Everybody go Forward and Back;
1-8 – – – -; – – Boys DoSaDo;
9-16 – – – -; – – Girls DoSaDo;
17-24 – – – -; – – Actives DoSaDo;
25-32 – – – -; – – Inactives DoSaDo;
33-40 – – – -; – – Right-Hand Star;
41-48 – – – -; – – Left-Hand Star; (Cross at the ends)
49-56 – – – -; Look for the corner, Pass Thru and Bow;
57-64 – – – -; Everybody Up and Back;
Neutrals at the ends crossover (exchange places) during every other sequence.
1-8 Long lines go Forward and Back.
9-16 Boys Dosado with the boy diagonally to the left.
17-24 Girls Dosado with the girl diagonally to the right.
25-32 Actives Dosado (couples with the boy in the left line and the girl in the right line).
33-40 Inactives Dosado (couples with the girl in the left line and the boy in the right line).
41-48 The same group of four dancers that did the Dosados make a Right-Hand Star and turn it for eight beats.
49-56 The dancers quickly turn around and make a Left-Hand Star. Turn the Star approximately back to the starting point.
57-64 Boys turn to face the girl coming behind him in the Star. Those dancers Pass Thru (pass by with right shoulders adjacent) and Bow to the next dancer coming up or down the line.
Choreography by: Tom Crisp, Tucson, Arizona
Source: Printed in CDP Journal, February 2001
Usage: This dance was especially written for 6th grade students. Some students that age view it as socially unacceptable to touch hands. At any age, it teaches the dancers actives, inactives, and ends cross-over skills.
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