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Alternate Duples - Square Calls
Redpoll Ramble 
By Dottie Welch, February 2015
Formation:  Alternate Duple, Begin facing Up and Down
Music: "Maxwell's Rant medley", on Caledonian Ball

A1  (8)  Opposite Dosado
      (8)  Same two Touch 1/4, Each four Box Circulate
A2  (8)  Partners Swing 
      (8)  With Gents inside and Lady on right, Promenade up and down

B1  (8)  California Twirl, and Promenade back to the same pair
      (8)  (Bend the Line) and Circle Left 3/4
B2  (8)  Opposites Swing
      (8)  With Partner Balance (forward and back) and Square Thru 2

Winter Walk 
By Dottie Welch, January 2014		
Formation: Alternate Duple, begin facing up and down, easy but uses Mainstream calls
Recorded music:  Reels or Jigs with march feel or "Let It Snow" on Silver Sounds 166

A1  (8) Opposites Touch 1/4 and Walk and Dodge 
       (right arm turn 1/4, Boys walk across, girls slide to their right)
      (8) Partner Trade and Pass Thru
A2  (8) Partner Swing ending facing in
      (8) Circle Left 3/4

B1  (8) Opposite Swing ending facing in
      (8) Long Lines go Forward and Back 
B2  (8) Each four Star Right
      (8) Star Left to new opposite

Fold and Follow 
By Dottie Welch, January 2014			
Formation: Alternate Duple, begin facing up and down, easy but uses Mainstream calls
Recorded music:  "Waltzing Matilda"

A1  (8) Touch 1/4 and Girls Fold (right arm turn 1/4, girls turn half to their right
          to stand behind the boy who was beside them)
      (8) Double Pass Thru (walk forward in single file passing two dancers)
          and then individually face right
A2  (6) Couples march up or down for six steps
      (10) California Twirl and come back

B1  (8) Bend the Line and Ladies Dosado 1 1/2.
      (8) Partner Swing                     
B2  (8) Long Lines go Forward and Back
      (8) Each four Circle Left 1/4 and Pass Thru

Ronnie's Contra 
By Ron Lowe from Saint John, NB, November 2013
Formation: Becket, easy but uses Mainstream calls
Recorded music:  "Slaunch to Donegal" on Windsor 4183

A1  (8) Ladies Chain
      (8) Chain back
A2  (8) Star Right      or Star Left
      (8) Star Left     or Star Right

B1  (8) Balance forward and back in 4 beats, Pass the Ocean
      (8) Swing Thru
B2  (8) Swing Thru again
      (8) Girls Fold, Promenade single file one couple's spot and face in
          (Couples at the ends must Promenade around the end and into the other line.) 

Bison Parade in Riding Mountain
By Dottie Welch, August 24, 2012
Formation: Alternate Duple, begin facing up and down 
Music:  "Quigley's Reel & Southerners Hornpipe" on Southerners Plus Two

A1  (8)  Opposite Dosado
      (8)  Ladies Turn Left full around and make a wave
A2  (8)  Swing Thru (turn half by right and then centers turn half by left)
      (8)  Gents Run (around girl on his right), Bend the Line

B1  (8)  Long Lines Forward & Back
      (8)  Star Right
B2  (8)  Star Left
      (8)  Circle Left 1/4 and Pass Thru

Canvasback in a Prairie Pothole
By Dottie Welch, August 24, 2012
Formation: Alternate Duple, begin facing up and down 
Music:  "Broken Lantern, Mist over Tennessee, Idlewild Jig" on Any Jig or Reel CD

A1  (8)  Opposite Dosado
      (8)  Same two Balance and Star Thru
A2  (8)  Partners Balance and Star Thru
      (8)  Circle Half and Veer Left

B1  (8)  Weathervane across
      (8)  Slow Cast Off 3/4 
B2  (8)  Long Lines Forward and Back
      (8)  Circle Left 1/4 and Pass Thru

Balancing Square
By Dottie Welch, July 2009
Formation: Alternate Duple facing up and down 
Music: "Snow Deer, Golden Slippers, Silver and Gold"

A1  (8)  With Next one Swing and put her on the right
      (8)  Face In, Forward and Back
A2  (8)  Each 4 Circle Left
      (8)  Circle Right

B1  (8)  Ladies Dosado
      (8)  Gents Dosado
B2  (8)  Right to Partner, Balance & Square Thru 2 (Pull By, Pull By)
      (8)  Face Partner, Balance & Square Thru 2

Tag and Turn
By Dottie Welch, January 2008
Formation:	Alternate Duple
Music:  "I Don't Love Medley" on Sound of New England CD	

A1  (8)  New Gents Left Arm Turn 1 1/2
      (8)  Swing Partner and end with lady on the right facing in
A2  (8)  Circle Left 3/4  (Actives are facing up)
      (8)  Those facing up Split Two and separate around one to lines of four 

B1  (16) Lines go down the hall 6 steps, Tag the Line and face up, come back
B2  (8)  Cast Off 3/4
      (8)  Long lines Forward and Back

Splitting Wood
By Dottie Welch, November 2009
Formation:  Alternate Duple, begin facing up and down
Music:  "Woodchopper's Reel & Eddie's Reel" on Kitchen Junket by Yankee Ingenuity (slow to 120 b/m)

A1  (8)  (facing up and down) New four Circle Left once around
      (8)  Those facing up Split Two around one to a line facing down 
A2  (8)  Lines of four down the hall eight steps
      (8)  Turn Alone and lines of four come back up the hall

B1  (8)  Slow Cast Off 3/4
      (8)  Long lines Forward and Back
B2  (16) With partner Balance and then Square Thru four 
          (may do an extra balance after Square Thru two) 
When neutral at the end, crossover and wait for the next Circle Left.

Waving Wheat
By Dottie Welch, November 2009
Formation:  Alternate Duple, begin facing up and down
Music:  "Bonnie Anne Jig" on Caledonian Ball 

A1  (8)  (Facing up and down) With opposite Dosado
      (8)  Balance forward and back, turn right 3/4 to long waves along each line
A2  (8)  Balance and Box Circulate 
          (lady walk across, gent turn right into lady's spot)
      (8)  Swing Partner ending with lady on right and couple facing in

B1  (8)  Long lines Forward and Back
      (8)  Right and Left Thru
B2  (8)  Circle Left once around and one-quarter more
      (8)  2's Arch and 1's Dive Thru (facing up Arch, facing down Dive Thru)

Wind and Waves
By Dottie Welch, August 2008
Formation:  Alternate Duple, begin facing up and down, Double Progression
Music:  "Bob's Double Clog & Doodler's Hornpipe" on Southerners Plus Two

A1  (8)  (Facing up and down) New opposite Dosado
      (8)  Right and Left Thru
A2  (8)  Veer Left and Weathervane across (Couples Trade)
      (8)  Cast off 3/4 (pivot on the gents, end in long lines) 

B1  (8)  Ladies Chain (first progression)
      (8)  Long Lines Forward and Back
B2  (8)  With partner Star Thru and California Twirl
      (8) Facing up arch and facing down Dive Thru 
          (at end California Twirl to face down lines) 

Spin Chain Thru Duple with Girls Circulate
By Dottie Welch, December 2006
Formation:  Alternate Duple, begin facing up and down, Double Progression
Music:

A1  (8)  Dosado to a Wave
      (8)  Girls Left 1 1/2 to a Wave with Partner
A2  (16) Spin Chain Thru and Girls Circulate One - , - - - - 

B1  (8)  Boys Run and Bend the Line
      (8) Long Lines Forward and Back 
B2  (8)  Ladies Dosado
      (8)  Circle Left 3/4

Spin Chain Thru Duple with Boys Circulate
By Dottie Welch, December 2006
Formation:  Alternate Duple, begin facing up and down, Double Progression
Music:

A   (8)  Turn Corner Left Half and Girls Cross Run
      (16) Spin Chain Thru and Boys Circulate One 
      (8)  Recycle and Veer Left

B1  (8)  Ladies Chain Down the Line
      (8)  Long Lines Forward and Back
B2  (8)  Ladies Lead Dixie Style to a Wave
      (8)  Boys Trade and all Balance

Spin Chain Thru from right-hand wave:  Turn half right, centers turn left 3/4,
in the long wave down the middle turn half right, then left 3/4

Hey Flutter Contra
Dottie Welch, September 2005
Formation: Alternate Duple
Music:  "Vinton's Hornpipe / President Garfield's Hornpipe" on Lloyd Shaw E-60

A1  (8)  Long Lines Forward & Back
      (8)  Box the Gnat, Right & Left Thru 
A2  (16) Turn 1/4 more, Weathervane across, and Cast Off 3/4

B1  (16) Lady Lead Full Hey
B2  (8)  Ladies Chain
      (8)  Flutterwheel 

3/4 Flutter Contra
By Dottie Welch, September 2005
Formation:  Alternate Duple, Double Progression
Music:

A1  (8)  Partner Dosado
      (8)  Box the Gnat, Right & Left Thru
A2  (16) Turn 1/4 more, Weathervane across and Cast Off 3/4

B1  (8)  Right and Left Thru           
      (8)  Flutterwheel 3/4 and California Twirl
B2  (8)  Corner Swing (At ends Swing with Partner and crossover immediately)
      (8)  Long Lines Forward & Back

Flutterwheel 3/4:  Ladies begin a right arm turn and then join their left hand with the opposite gentís right hand to push the gent ahead as they continue the turn.    A 3/4 Flutterwheel ends when the lady has circled only 3/4 instead of a full circle. 

Simple Double Progression Contra
By Dottie Welch, Vancouver 2000
Formation:  Alternate Duple with automatic double progression
Music:  any well phrased jig or reel

A1  (8)  Long Lines Forward and Back
      (8)  Allemande Left (1 1/2 if energetic dancers)
A2  (8)  Ladies Chain
      (8)  Chain Back

B1  (8)  Just the Ladies Dosado
      (8)  Just the Men Dosado
B2  (8)  Pass Thru and Turn Alone
      (8)  Normal couples Half Promenade  (only the gents with a lady on right)

Double Progression for Square Dancers
By Dottie Welch, Vancouver 2000
Formation:  Alternate Duple, Double Progression
Music:  "January 7th Jig", Lloyd Shaw 318

A1  (8)  Face Corner and Swing
      (8)  Put her on the right, line of four down the hall
A2  (8)  California Twirl, come back to place
      (8)  Slow Cast Off 3/4

B1  (8)  Right and Left Thru
      (8)  Ladies Chain 
B2  (8)  Courtesy Turn 1/4 more, then Wheel and Deal
      (8)  Pass Thru and Trade By

Terry Lynn Plus
By Dottie Welch, Fall 2001, idea from Terry Lynn's Jig by Don Armstrong
Formation:  Contra lines, 1, 3, 5 crossed over
Music:  "Come Under My Plaide" on Lloyd Shaw 167, (Slow a bit)

A1  (8)  Allemande Left to a Wave and Balance (girls in center)
      (8)  Girls Turn Right Half, All Turn Left Half
A2  (8)  Balance, Men Turn Right Half
      (8)  Explode and Right and Left Thru  (step thru, face in, Right & Left Thru)

B1  (8)  Ladies Chain
      (8)  Chain Back
B2  (8)  Star Left
      (8)  Star Right

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