My Marbles Have Many Moods

By Rick Mohr; July 2001

Contra, Progressed Improper Caller's Box

Level: Intermediate


Half hey (gents pass left shoulders to start) (6)

Swing neighbor (10)


Gents cross, passing left shoulders (2)

Gypsy partner (6)

Swing partner (8)


Circle left (8)

Ladies chain (to neighbor) (8)


Left hand star (8)

Allemande right with next neighbor 1 1/2 (8)

This dance has continuous motion for all and smooth transitions.

For Jane Hecht, who created the poetic title by her casual comment that "My marbles have many moods" as we drove the twisty coastal roads to English Dance Week in Mendocino CA. Somehow about 25 marbles from a florist had managed to roll into her car's sub-floor heating ducts, and they kept up an entertaining array of sounds as Jane contoured the roads.

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