Constant Contra

Formation: Contra lines with 1, 3, 5, etc. crossed and active. An even number of couples is recommended. This contra has a double progression.
Music: No recommendations

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Intro or
57-64   – – – -; Face the Corner and Dosado;
    1-8   – – – -; – – Corner Swing;
  9-16   – – – -; Put her on your right and Star Left;
17-24   – – – -; – – Star Right;
25-32   – – – -; Men drop out and Two Ladies Chain across;

33-40   – – – -; – – Chain Back;
41-48   – – – -; All Pass Thru and U-Turn Back;
49-56   – – – -; With the new lady on the right Half Promenade;
57-64   – – – -; Face a new Corner and Dosado;

    1-8   Active face down and others face up. Facing dancers (new corners) Dosado.
  9-16   Same two dancers Swing ending with the lady on the right and facing in.
17-24   Each four make a Left-Hand Star and turn it for eight counts.
25-32   Dancers individually turn around and reform into a Right-Hand Star and turn it eight counts back to where they started.

33-40   The ladies maintain their connection and Chain across to their partner.
41-48   The same Two Ladies Chain back.
49-56   All Pass Thru and U-Turn Back.
57-64   Gents pick up a new lady on their right and with her Half Promenade passing left shoulders with the other gent and turning left to face in. This is the second progression and is the only action these two dancers will do together. Lone dancers at the ends should stay on the new side and turn to face their new corner ready to begin again.

Choreography by: Mitch Pingle
Source: CDP Journal February 1993
Usage: The tricky point in the dance is the Half Promenade. The dancers must learn to reach for a new partner at this point.

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