Earth and Sky

By Rick Mohr; June 1998

Contra, Duple Improper Caller's Box

Level: Intermediate


Gypsy with neighbor (8)

Swing neighbor (8)


Circle left 3/4 (8)

Allemande right with partner 1 1/2 (8)


Allemande left with shadow (6)

Swing partner (10)


5/8 hey (gents pass right shoulders to start) (8)

Gypsy (left shoulder) with neighbor (8)

In B2 the gents start the hey by passing right shoulders rather than left shoulders. With the fifth change the gents cross back to their original side, leading in to the left shoulder gypsy with original neighbors, then on to the next with a right shoulder gypsy. This dance has steady movement throughout, with a strongly connected segment ("earth") and a free segment ("sky").

Video: Rick Mohr with Yankee Ingenuity and David Cantieni at a 2008 Scout House contra, Concord MA: