Leave the Wine

By Rick Mohr; September 2007

Contra, Duple Improper Caller's Box

Level: Intermediate


Gents allemande left 1 1/2 (8)

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


Gypsy and swing partner (16)


Circle left 3/4 (8)

Weave the line—with partner, zig left to pass neighbors, zag right to pass #2 neighbors, zig left to meet #3 neighbors (8)


Dosido neighbor #3 (6)

Swing neighbor #2 (10)

This updates Kathy Anderson's fine dance "Weave the Line" so that both couples get a partner swing.

It's a single-progression dance—even though you interact with neighbor #3 after the zig-zag-zig, you turn around to swing neighbor #2 to end singly-progressed. Then the gents in those singly-progressed minor sets take left as the dance begins again.

Video: George Marshall & Wild Asparagus at the 2011 Snow Ball, Peterborough NH:
Video: Rick Mohr & Groovemongers plus Pokey at Contra Carnivale 2009, San Luis Obispo CA (posted by Phil Curnow):