No Name Contra

Formation: Proper Contra lines of 6 couples or less. (Men on the prompter’s right, Ladies on the prompter’s left.)
Music: “Love in the Country” on Red Boot 1301, or “Show Boat” on Jewel 705, or “Dashing White Sergeant” on Lloyd Shaw 193/194

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Intro or
57-64   – – – -; Everybody Forward and Back;
    1-8   – – – -; – Forward and Back again;
  9-16   – – – -; Turn Opposite Right Hand around;
17-24   – – – -; Turn Opposite Left Hand around;
25-32   – – – -; Top Couple Slide to the foot;

33-40   – – – -; Same couple arch and Promenade over the Lady’s line;
41-48   – – – -; Promenade arch over the Gent’s line;
49-56   – – – -; Everybody Swing with partner;
57-64   – – – -; – – Forward and Back;

    1-8   Long lines go forward and back.
  9-16   Long lines go forward and back again.
17-24   Facing dancers (partners) turn by the right arm once around.
25-32   The same pairs of dancers turn by the left arm once around and then each dancer returns to their original place.

33-40   The top couples (nearest the prompter) join both hands and slide down the center of the set to the foot (or they join inside hands and walk down).
41-48   The same couples joining their inside hands (ladies right and gents left) and form an arch. They Promenade up the set passing over the ladies’ line (lady on the outside and gent on the inside).
49-56   The hold their arch and continue down the set passing the arch over the men’s line to the foot of the set (gents still on the inside). Then the active dancers individually step back into their home line at the foot.
57-64   Everybody Swings their partner (across the set) and then steps back into their home line. This may be eliminated if there isn’t enough time for the arch and Promenade.

Choreography by: Jerry Helt, Cincinnati, Ohio
Source: Printed in Dancing For Busy People, page 147
Usage: This is fun to dance even when there are some challenges because of height differences.

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