the Fortunate Cookie
A1 In wavy lines of 4, balance forward and back,
One of the nice things about this dance is that since itís a double progression, everyone swings on A2, every time.
Named for the lovely and talented Miss
Terri Pline from Chicago.
Contra dance, Becket formation
A1 Long lines forward and back
A2 Ladies start a right shoulder hey for four
B1 Next neighbor, right hand balance, pull by right, left to the next,
pull by left
B2 Pull by right, JUST ONE PERSON, to a circle left three quarters
*At the end of A1, have the ladies look to their right to find the neighbor
with whom they will do a right hand balance at the start of B1.
Contra dance - Becket formation
A1 In a ring of four, balance, and spin to the right 1-1/2 times to
face new neighbors*
*the progression of the dance is here
** as dancers come out of the spin to the right, ladies catch partnerís
hand to help propel him into a chain
A1 Heads go forward, right hand to opposite, balance,
A2 Corner balance and swing,
B1 All four ladies grand chain, end in lines at the SIDES
B2 All four ladies grand chain back, end in lines at the HEADS
C1 Gents go in for a left hand star to same corner
C1 Promenade corner to gents home
Repeat for heads, then for sides twice
Square Dance Break
I use Steve Zakon Andersonís 3-33 figure as a square dance break. Itís great with a ďkeeperĒ square, because with this break, everyone in the square swings all the other people of the opposite gender.
A1 With your next corner, balance, pull by right, left to the
next around the square,
A2 Go back the other way, pull by right and pull by left to original corner.
Repeat A1 and A2 3 times
Corner allemande left, right to partner