Balance and Cross

By Rick Mohr; May 2010

Contra, Duple Improper Caller's Box

Level: Easy/Intermediate


Balance the ring (4)

Gents cross, passing right shoulders (4)

Swing partner (8)


Down the center, four in line (turn as a couple) (8)

Return (bend the line to form a circle) (8)


Balance the ring (4)

Ladies cross, passing right shoulders (4)

Swing neighbor (8)


Long lines forward and back (8)

Half hey (ladies pass right shoulders to start) (8)

A straightforward dance with good symmetry and timing.

See also the related dance Green LightGreen Light.

Video: Cis Hinkle & Elftones at a 2017 Sautee Contra, Sautee Nacoochee, GA (posted by Jim Crawford):