Ten O’Clock Mixer
Formation: Circle of couples all facing in, lady on gent’s right.
Music: “Lay Some Happiness On Me”, Grenn 12180; or “I Don’t Love Medley” on Sound of New England CD (I Don’t Love Nobody, Little Old Log Cabin in the Lane, Honey Harbor Two-Step)
Download RTF file: Ten O’Clock Mixer
57-64 – – – -; Everybody Forward and Back;
1-8 – – – -; – Forward and Back again;
9-16 – – – -; Face and Heel and Toe in;
17-24 – – Heel and Toe out; – – Heel and Toe in;
25-32 – – Heel and Toe out; Step to the left and all walk;
33-40 – – – -; U-Turn Back and find your partner;
41-48 – – – -; Turn Partner Left all the way around;
49-56 – – – -; Swing New Corner round and round;
57-64 – – Face Center; Everybody Forward & Back;
1-8 With all hands joined, starting with man’s left foot and lady’s right foot, everyone walk four steps toward the center of the hall, and then backs away four steps
9-16 Repeat beats 1-8 ending with the man and the lady turning 1/4 to face each other. All the ladies will be facing clockwise around the hall and the men will be facing counterclockwise.
17-24 Beginning with man’s left foot and lady’s right foot dancers touch their heel to the floor and then their toe to the floor, and and then slide two steps (side, close, side) toward the center of the hall. Repeat this using the other foot for the heel and toe and sliding two steps toward the wall.
25-32 Repeat 17-24.
33-40 Each person steps to their left to walk single file around the circle. Men moving counterclockwise in the inside circle and ladies moving clockwise in the outside circle.
41-48 Dancers U-turn Back to move in the other direction (men clockwise and ladies counterclockwise) until they reach their partner.
49-56 Partners meet with a Left Arm Turn once around and proceed to the new corner.
57-64 Corners Swing ending with the lady on the man’s right side and both dancers facing the center of the hall as new partners.
Choreography by: Allan Brozek, Connecticut
Source: Printed in CD Journal, May 1994 and December 1999; also in Dancing For Busy People, page 262.
Usage: This is an all-time favorite when danced to a good piece of “Heel and Toe” music.
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