Donna Hunt ● Atlantic Crossing ● Glen Echo ● 2014-04-04 ● 2 of 2




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Published on Apr 7, 2014

4/4/2014: Donna Hunt calls while "Atlantic Crossing" plays at Glen Echo, MD's Spanish Ballroom.

CALLER: Donna Hunt (http://www.donnahuntcaller.com/)

BAND: "Atlantic Crossing" http://www.atlanticcrossingvt.com/
• Viveka Fox (fiddle and bodhrán)
• Peter Macfarlane (fiddle and low whistle)
• Tristan Henderson (mandolin, tenor banjo, bouzouki & foot percussion)
• Rick Klein (guitar)

For nearly two decades, the Vermont band Atlantic Crossing has been thrilling concert audiences and contra-dancers with traditional songs and acoustic instrumental music from New England - music which has deep Celtic roots in the British Isles and in French & Maritime Canada - together with original compositions inspired by these traditions.

(0:00 -4:56) "Boîte des Oiseaux" (Tristan Henderson)
(4:56 - END) "Traditional Québécois Reel"
[ Can anyone ID this tune? If so please post a comment! ]

DANCE: "Chinese New Year" (Chris Page, Improper (long wave) [1])
A1 – Balance Long Waves (4),
.........Rotate the Wave/Box Circulate (4) [2],
.........Balance Long Waves (4),
.........Rotate the wave/box circulate (4) [3]
A2 – Balance Long Waves (4).
.........Rotate the Wave/Box Circulate (4) [2],
.........Partner Swing (8)
B1 – Circle Left 3/4 (8), Neighbor Swing (8)
B2 – Long Lines Forward and Back (8)
.........Square through (Right-Hand Balance Partner (4),
........Pull Right by Partner (2), Left by Neighbor (2))
........to Long Waves [4]

[1] Starts in long waves, right hand to neighbor, men face out, women face in.
[2] Women cross the set to their partner's place, men loop right to their neighbor's place.
[3] Men cross the set to their neighbor's place, women loop right to their partner's place.
[4] With the pull-by left, keep left hands and take right hands with a new neighbor to reform long waves. For better entry, consider an allemande left 1/2 rather than a pull-by left so that everyones' hands are at the correct height for long waves.

Written for Joyce Fortune of the Bay Area, won at the auction of the 2010 Spring Fever dance camp at Monte Toyon, CA. She requested a dance with long lines, some balances, and a swing/circle/swing transition. (A surprisingly tough set of requirements to fulfill.) This sequence was the option she liked best.

Published in the 2013 Spring CDSS Newsletter.

From: http://chrispagecontra.awardspace.us/...

CAMERA: Canon S120, 720p quality, auto settings

REMARKS: The Spanish Ballroom is a superb dance venue. Built in 1933 and restored in 2003, the art deco style ballroom has a wonderful sprung 7,700 SF maple floor which can handle 6 lines of contradancers.

This was the first dance after the break. There were 4-5 lines of dancers before the break and 3-4 lines after.

INFO: For more info about Glen Echo Contras, see:

More Glen Echo contradance videos:
Contradance chat and advanced moves:


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