Becket (sort-of) contra dance
Start in wavy line across; men take R in center, give L to partner
A1: Balance wave forward and back All drop hands, step forward to new wave Balance new wave forward and back Allemande L ~3/4 A2: Balance and Swing Partner B1: Circle L 3/4; pass through up/down Swing next neighbor; end facing across B2: Women allemande R 1-12 All allemande L partner ~1-1/4 to wave with men in center by R
I wrote this dance in February, 2005 because I needed an accessible, interesting dance to fit the tune Oddville Cupola by Claude Ginsberg of the Seattle contra dance band KGB (www.kgbmole.com/kgb). The Portland Megaband has played Oddville Cupola for the last couple years and this dance has been very pleasing to dancers when danced to that tune. Of course, it will work with any 32-bar tune, but that one is special. Thanks, Claude!