Duple Improper Contra
A1: 1's down cntr below one couple; separate; return up outside to place Circle L with former neighbors A2: 2's down the cntr below one couple; separate; return up outside to place Circle L with current neighbors B1: Gypsy and Sw. Nbr. B2: Long Lines Forward and Back 1's swing
In the A parts you dance with two sets of neighbors. It pays to spend a moment before the walk-through to introduce dancers to the neighbors behind them as well as their current neighbors. The A part of this dance is the A part from an English Country dance by the title Dancing Wife by Gary Roodman. When I danced Dancing Wife for the first time I thought that set of figures was too cool to not share with Contra dancers. When using this dance, please reference Gary Roodman’s English Dance. All I did was tag on a B part to get Contra dancers to do some English. I wrote this around 2002 or thereabouts. I think.