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The "Free Raisins" at Glen Echo, MD Contradance 2012-07-27 / CALLER: Michael Barraclough

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Published on Jul 29, 2012

7/27/2012: Michael Barraclough calls while the "Free Raisins" play at Glen Echo, MD's Spanish Ballroom.

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7/27/2012: Michael Barraclough calls while "The Free Raisins" play at Glen Echo, MD's Spanish Ballroom.

DANCE: "Cats and More Cats" (Melanie Axel-Lute; Intermediate -- Becket)
(A1) Circle L 3/4, pass thru (8), New neighbor alemande R 1-1/2, to long waves at the sides, ladies facing out (8)
(A2) Balance R&L, spin R (8), Make a new wave, balance L&R, spin L (8)
(B1) Neighbor balance and swing (16)
(B2) Circle left 3/4 (8), Partner swing (8)

This dance is something like Peter Stix's "#1 Grade A Top Quality Cats #2" with Rory O'More moves added. Hence the name.

TUNES:
(0:00 -- 5:35) - Seanamac's tube station (jig)
(5:35 -- 6:38) - Devil in the Strawstack (reel)
(6:38 -- END) - Road to Erogie (reel)

CALLER: Michael Barraclough (http://www.michaelbarraclough.com/)

BAND: "The Free Raisins" (http://www.freeraisins.com/)

The Free Raisins are a Boston area contra dance band playing energetic New England dance music:
- Audrey Knuth (Fiddle) (http://www.littledeeraudio.com/)
- Amy Englesberg (Piano)
- Jeff Kaufman (Mandolin, Octave Fiddle) (http://www.jefftk.com/)

CAMERA: Canon S95, "HD" quality, auto settings other than set for incandescent lights

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 last contradance in the first set. There were 3+lines of dancers before the break, 3 after. Olympics opening ceremony was tonight.

INFO: For more info about Glen Echo Contras, see:
- http://fridaynightdance.org/
- http://fsgw.org/myorgnet/public.php?O... (http://tinyurl.com/3h657yv)

IF YOU LIKE THIS VIDEO YOU WILL LIKE THESE LINKS TOO!
More Glen Echo contradance videos: http://www.youtube.com/user/klmabon/
Contradance chat and advanced moves: http://www.contrasyncretist.com/

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