Firefly Pedicabs

By Rick Mohr; October 2017

Contra, Improper, Reverse-progression Caller's Box

Level: Intermediate


Balance the ring (4)

Swing neighbor (12)


(On left diagonal) Right and left through (8)

Circle left 3/4 (8)


With (original) neighbor, weave the line past two couples (8)

(zig left past current couple, zag right past next couple, zig left to partner)

Swing partner (8)


Half promenade with partner (wide loop to face new neighbors) (8)

Balance the ring (4)

Petronella turn (4)

A fresh all-moving dance offering a weaving reunion with partner and a nice reverse progression.

The figures are straightforward. The end effects are numerous, but intuitive when dancers orient themselves to prepare for the next figure. If out after the A2 right and left through, stand across from partner to prepare for the zig-zag. If out during the B1 zig-zag, California Twirl to face the set. If out during the B2 half promenade, cross the set to prepare for the right and left through. No problem!

Firefly pedicabs brought fanciful pedal-powered magic to Philadelphia's Ben Franklin Parkway at twilight. Somehow this dance reminds me of that merry experience.

Video: Seth Tepfer with Fyre & Ash at Butterfly Whirl 2018, Clarkston GA (posted by Jim Crawford):