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a traditional contra dance.
Band: Fred Bergin*s Square Dance Orchestra
Formation: Alternate Duple Minor
Note: Although this dance is made up of familiar basic figures, it is not easy for persons unfamiliar with contras because the active couples are dancing with first one inactive couple and then another - switching from couple below to couple above. The dance is most pleasant when done very precisely to the music - taking each action with each phrase, and returning to the long lines before starting a new action with a different couple. Callers and teachers will find that attention to the timing of the double phrase (16-count) portions is vital.
For example: Dance down the set in 6 steps, then turn alone in 2