Double Mud Pig

By Rick Mohr; February 2012

Contra, Becket Caller's Box

Level: Intermediate


Circle left 3/4 (6)

Swing neighbor (10)


Long lines forward and back (8)

(On right diagonal) Ladies chain (to shadow #1) (8)


Left hand star (with shadow #1) (8)

Allemande right with partner 1 1/2 (8)


Left hand star (with shadow #2) (8)

Swing partner (8)

While enjoying Mike Boerschig's Happy as a Cold Pig in Warm Mud I wondered, could you enjoy flying stars with both shadows instead of just one?

This dance is the result. It's more accessible than you might expect for a dance where you leave the minor set twice, because finding your partner rights the set in both B1 and B2. In B1, watch for your partner in the other star and meet with an allemande; in B2, watch for your partner in the other star and meet with a swing.

I'm not usually a fan of "shadow / partner / other shadow / partner" sequences because you keep repeating the same longish sequence with the same people, and so don't mix enough. But because the stars in this dance involve a changing cast of neighbors, you get the thrill of flying to your partner twice without the tarnish of identical setups.

Video: Seth Tepfer & The Syncopaths at Charlottesville Fall Festival 2012, Charlottesville VA (posted by Adrian Whitcomb):