Contra – Action
Formation: Contra lines with 1, 3, 5, etc. active and crossed over
Music: “Wizard on the Hill” on Chinook C-052
Download RTF file: Contra-Action
57-64 – – – -; With the corner DoSaDo;
1-8 – – – -; – Same corner Swing;
9-16 – – – -; Straight across Right and Left Thru;
17-24 – – – -; – – Right and Left back;
25-32 – – – -; – – Two Ladies Chain;
33-40 – – – -; – – Chain back;
41-48 – – – -; Same four Circle Left;
49-56 – – – -; – – Star Left;
57-64 – – – -; New corner DoSaDo;
Neutrals at the ends crossover (exchange places) during every other sequence.
1-8 Gents look left and ladies look right to find their corner. Corners DoSaDo.
9-16 Same corners Swing ending with the lady on the right and facing across.
17-24 Each four do a Right and Left Thru (right pull by, Courtesy Turn with the current partner).
25-32 The same four do another Right and Left Thru to end back to where they started.
33-40 The same two Ladies Chain across (ladies right pull by and Courtesy Turn with the gent on the other side who should be the lady’s original partner).
41-48 The same two Ladies Chain back across to where they started.
49-56 The same four dancers join hands and Circle to the Left for eight counts.
57-64 The same four dancers reverse direction and Star Left approximately back to their starting point. Each dancer looks away from the star for a new corner up or down the line.
Choreography by: Ken Kernen
Source: Printed in Community Dance Program Handbook
Usage: This Alternate Duple contra has both Right and Left Thru and Ladies Chain.
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