Good Girl

Formation: Contra Lines. Couples 1, 3, 5 etc. active and crossed over.
Music: Your choice of a well-phrased 64-count jig or reel

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Intro or
57-64   – – – -; Face corner, Balance and Swing;
    1-8   – – – -; Groups of 4 Circle Left;
  9-16   – – – -; – – Circle Right;
17-24   Active lady lead out to a line; Down the center 4 in line;
25-32   – – – -; Wheel Around, Come Back;

33-40   – – – -; Bend the Line, Ladies Chain;
41-48   – – – -; – – Chain Back;
49-56   – – – -; – – Forward and Back;
57-64   – – – -; Face corner, Balance and Swing;

Cross at the ends when neutral

    1-8   All dancers face their corner (Gents look to left, Ladies look to right) Balance (forward, touch, back, touch in 4 beats) & Swing (4 beats). End the Swing facing in with the lady on the right.
  9-16   Each group of 4 Circle Left 8 beats.
17-24   Same 4 Circle Right 8 beats, active lady release right hand hold and pull the circle out into a line facing away from the prompter.
25-32   Line of 4 walk down the hall away from the prompter for 6 steps.

33-40   Each pair Wheel Around by turning half around as a couple counter-clockwise (men backup, ladies walk forward). The line of 4 reform and walk 6 steps up the hall towards the prompter.
41-48   The two couples in each line turn to face each other adjusting smoothly into a Ladies Chain.
49-56   Same 2 Ladies Chain back.
57-64   Long lines walk forward 3 steps and touch, back up 3 steps and touch.

Second and following sequences:
When a couple reaches the end and does not have a corner for the Balance and Swing, they exchange places ready to re-enter the action after one sequence. The active ladies continue to be active each time until they reach the foot of the set. Active couples become inactive when they reach the bottom. In this dance they may enjoy a long Swing with each other before leading the lines of 4 down the hall and using the Wheel Around to accomplish their exchange. Inactive couples become active when they reach the top.

Note: The Wheel Around may be replaced with a California Twirl (partners raise joined hands, turn to face each other, pass right shoulders with the lady ducking under the joined hands, and continue turning to end side-by-side facing the opposite direction).

Choreography by: (Traditional)
Source: Printed in CD Journal, March 2006
Usage: This contra was suggested by Betsy Gotta during the 2005 BDPLS for use with Seniors. The active lady lead out to a line is an unusual idea and dances very smoothly.

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