Bye-bye by Alex Funk - (9805)

Circle Mixer. Progress: 64 steps. Men face out in ocean wave. While the gents walk CCW, ladies walk CW. Caller breaks in to lead a serpentine.
16 - Partners Gypsy meltdown
 8 - Walk fwd & back
 8 - Corners Alamand right
 8 - Partners Balance; ladies turn under
 8 - Ocean wave; shadow alamand 1/4 left
 8 - Gents Walk CCW
 8 - Circle right
Corner and Back by Alex Funk - (9805)

Medium Improper Contra. Progress: 64 steps.
 8 - Balance the circle; circle 1/2 left
 8 - Ladies Half chain up & down
16 - Partners Balance & swing on the sides
8 - All balance ring, twirl right
 8 - Inactives balance, ladies turn under
 16 - Actives contra corners, swing & face down
Dance For Floyd by Alex Funk - (9605)

Fair Improper Contra. Progress: 64 steps. All swings end facing other couple. The 2nd circle is MMFF, not MFMF. B2: all balance the circle, actives only California twirl to face next corners
16 - Corners Balance & swing on the sides
 8 - Circle left
 8 - Long lines fwd & back
16 - Actives Gypsy meltdown across
 8 - Circle left
 8 - Balance and twirl
Don't Look Back by Alex Funk - (9805)

Medium Becket Contra. Progress: 62 steps. A1: Gents alamand is FAST and tight, so they can push off into the gypsy
 8 - Gents Alamand 1-1/2 right
16 - Corners Gypsy and swing on the sides
 8 - Star with the right
 8 - Ladies Chain across
16 - Partners Balance and swing on the sides
 8 - Circle L 3/4; partners slide left
Down But Not Out by Alex Funk - (9806)

Medium Improper Contra. Progress: 64 steps. The ladies ARE NOT twirled after the ladies chain. From the end of it to the partner swing, partners do not lose their handholds. In bending the line, actives turn to face new couple.
16 - Corners Balance & swing on the sides
 8 - Ladies Chain over
 8 - Butterfly turn 3X on the sides
 8 - Ladies Lead partner down the hall
 8 - Partners Swing
 8 - Petronella right
 8 - Walk back up the hall, bend the line.
Dream Residue Contra by Alex Funk - (9806)

Hard Improper 4 in line Contra. Progress: steps. Long swing ends facing in to the circle of 8, grand star done with ladies left arm around gent's waist. Couples serpentine down hall.
 8 - Long lines of 4 fwd & back up & down
 8 - Partners Alamand left
16 - Bal & Sw corners & shadows
 8 - Circle up eight 3/4 with slip step left
 8 - Ladies Grand chain with courtesy turn across
 8 - Grand star 3/4 by the right; ladies in
 8 - Gents Turn back to swing partner
Let's Git Dizzy by Alex Funk - (9804)

Medium Improper Contra. Progress: 8 steps. During gypsy meltdown, twos trade places. After it, partners face in, up and down. Petronella is balance the circle, twirl to occupy next-right position.
 8 - Corners Swing on the sides
 8 - Circle left
16 - Actives Gypsy meltdown, twos trade across
 8 - Ladies Chain up & down
 8 - Circle left
 8 - Petronella right
 8 - Star with the right
Memory Muddler by Alex Funk - (9605)

Medium Improper Contra. Progress: 56 steps. Swings all end facing in to other couple, man on left. Circle right 3/4 (MMFF) is done with slip step.
16 - Twos Balance and swing across
 8 - Actives cross, all circle 3/4 right
 8 - Rights & Lefts around the circle
16 - Actives Balance and swing sides
 8 - Ladies Alamand 1-1/2 diagonal
 8 - Long lines fwd & back
Musical Chairs by Alex Funk - (9605)

Easy Circle Mixer. Progress: 64 steps. Women circle alone outside the circle, men on inside. Pass two persons of other gender to find next partner.
 8 - Partners Alamand 1-1/2 right
 8 - Shadow Alamand left
16 - Partners Balance and swing
 8 - Long lines center & back
 8 - Corners Alamand left
 8 - Corners Promenade ccw
 8 - Women Turn back & circle cw
Piddlywinks by Alex Funk - (9805)

Easy Improper Contra. Progress: 64 steps. B2: Actives end swing facing new neighbors
16 - Corners Balance & swing on the sides
 8 - Long lines fwd & back
 8 - Grand rights & lefts around the circle
 8 - Star left
 8 - Circle right
16 - Actives Balance and swing across
Pushover #1 by Alex Funk - (9605)

Easy Improper Contra. Progress: 16 steps. Actives end their swing facing up toward the twos. Star is MMFF. Alamand is FAST: Active man must spin at end to face his new corner
16 - Corners Balance and swing on the sides
 8 - Circle left
 8 - Long lines fwd & back
16 - Actives Balance and swing across
 8 - Star with the left
 8 - Actives Alamand 1-1/2 left
Womyn's Nite Out by Alex Funk - (9605)

Medium Improper Contra. Progress: 32 steps. A2: All take 4 steps forward, gents step thru, but ladies join hands for an ocean wave
16 - Corners Balance and swing on the sides
 8 - Long lines, gents step thru across
 8 - Ladies Balance in center, turn 1/2 by the left
16 - Partners Balance and swing on the sides
 8 - Circle right
 8 - Men Alamand 1-1/2 right

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Notes: If person is omitted in a figure, assume ALL. If number is omitted, assume once around. Chains, hays and figure 8s are assumed to be once over unless specified as returning. Dances are duple minor unless specified otherwise.

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Last updated 090120 by Alex Funk DESIGN