Contras von Heiner Fischle
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Außer diesen Contras schrieb ich das Buch
Leitfaden Contra Dance
in deutscher und englischer Sprache - das Beste, was es auf Deutsch gibt, und auch unter den englischen Büchern hervorragend.
Besides these Contras I wrote the book
A Guide to Contra Dance
in both German and English language, which is the best book available in German language, and an excellent book among those in English language.
  Duple Minor (Alternate, Proper, Becket, Sicilian Circle)
     Easy (no chaining movements / keine Ketten)
     CDP (within the limits of the Community Dance Program / im Rahmen des CDP)
     Classic (with / mit : Slow Square Thru, Star Thru, California Twirl, Cast Off)
     Modern (Mainstream basics)
     New Tradition (with / mit : Figure Eight, Hey for Four, Turn Contra-Corners)
  Triple Minor (Longways)
  Triplets
  Mescolanzas
  Quadrillen
  3 face 3
  Mixer
 Anfang / Top   Triple Minor   Triplets   Mescolanzas   Quadrillen   3 face 3   Mixer   Ende / Bottom
Duple Minor Contras   Easy   CDP   Classic   Modern   New Tradition
Easy Contras (no chaining movements / keine Ketten)
C01120.TXT SOFT START CONTRA (Sanfter Anlauf)
C00222.TXT F N CONTRA
C00053.TXT JOYS OF HANNOVER
C00090.TXT THE MERRY-GO-ROUND (Das Ringelspiel)
C01500.TXT EASYNELLA - Petronella for One Night Stands
C01501.TXT SICILIAN EASYNELLA - Sicilian Circle
C01657.TXT SHADRACK UNCHAINED
C00507.TXT H-FS.99 - a Shorty
C00959.TXT MARIE'S DARLING
C02104,TXT 4 B CONTRA
C02178.TXT HEINER'S CIRCLE - Sicilian Circle
C00157.TXT ANOTHER FLOW (not quite easy)
C00251.TXT FIX IT YOURSELF (not quite easy)
C01120.TXT
Titel:SOFT START CONTRA
oder / orSANFTER ANLAUF
Formation:Alternate Duple
Author:Heiner Fischle
~ cross at the head, every 2nd sequence
in your lines go forward and back
your corner dosado
two-hand turn your corner, once and a half
in long lines go forward and back
circle four, circle left
circle right
right hand star       ~
left hand star
C00222.TXT
Titel:F N CONTRA
Formation:Alternate Duple
Author:Heiner Fischle
F N means First Night.
in your lines go forward and back
pass thru, U turn back
in your lines go forward and back
pass thru, U turn back
face your corner, dosado
corner swing
put her on your right, circle left
left hand star       ~
~ cross at the head, every 2nd sequence
C00053.TXT
Titel:JOYS OF HANNOVER
Formation:Alternate Duple
Author:Heiner Fischle
Suggested Music: Joys of Quebec or Jingle Bells
active couple & twos below four in lines down
U turn back, come back
bend the line, twos only dosado
face your neighbor, dosado       *
same neighbor balance and swing
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actives only balance and swing       ~
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~ on at the head, every 2nd sequence
* Men face right, ladies face left
C00090.TXT
Titel:THE MERRY-GO-ROUND
oder / orDAS RINGELSPIEL
Formation:Alternate Duple
Author:Heiner Fischle
~ cross at the head, every 2nd sequence
with your corner dosado
same corner swing
lines go forward and back
circle four 3/4 'round
original partner dosado
your partner swing       ~
lines go forward and back
circle four 3/4 'round; pass thru
C01500.TXT
Titel:EASYNELLA
Formation:Alternate Duple (join hands in circles of four)
Author:Heiner Fischle
Suggested Music: Petronella
balance in, balance out, roll a quarter to the right
balance in, balance out, roll a quarter to the right
balance in, balance out, roll a quarter to the right
balance in, balance out, roll a quarter to the right
actives down the center; U turn back
come back; cast off       ~
long lines go forward and back
new corner dosado, join hands in a circle
~ cross at the head, every 2nd sequence
C01501.TXT
Titel:SICILIAN EASYNELLA
Formation:Sicilian Circle (join hands in circles of four)
Author:Heiner Fischle
Suggested Music: Petronella
balance in, balance out, roll a quarter to the right
balance in, balance out, roll a quarter to the right
balance in, balance out, roll a quarter to the right
balance in, balance out, roll a quarter to the right
your opposite dosado
two-hand turn opposite, once and a half
dosado again
U turn back, to a new couple forward and back
C01657.TXT
Titel:SHADRACK UNCHAINED
Formation:Alternate Duple
Author:Heiner Fischle
Shadrack's Delight without Ladies Chain or Right and Left Thru.
corner dosado
ocean wave balance; turn half right
balance again; turn half left
swing your own
four in lines go down the hall; wheel around
come up again; bend the line       ~
circle four, full around ...
and 1/4 more, pass thru
~ cross at the head, every 2nd sequence
C00507.TXT
Titel:H-FS.99
Formation:Alternate Duple
Author:Heiner Fischle
~ cross at the head, every 2nd sequence
corner dosado
corner swing
circle left       ~
left hand star
C00959.TXT
Titel:MARIE'S DARLING
Formation:Alternate Duple
Author:Don Armstrong / Heiner Fischle
A foolproof variation of MARIE'S FAVORITE, which has a ladies chain over and back in the B2 part.
For music, jigs work best.
active couple, lady below balance twice
those three circle left
active couple, gent below balance twice
those three circle left
active couples down the center; U turn back
come up; cast off
long lines forward and back       ~
actives only swing
~ On at the head, every 2nd sequence
C02104.TXT
Titel:4 B CONTRA
Formation:Alternate Duple
Formation:Sicilian Circle
Author:Heiner Fischle 9. März 2006
4 B = 4 Basics
circle left
circle right
right hand star
left hand star
face your neighbor, forward and back
two-hand turn neighbor (once and a) half
open to lines, forward and back       ~
two-hand turn partner once, face the next couple
~ cross at the head, every 2nd sequence
Titel:HEINER'S CIRCLE
Formation:Sicilian Circle, but face Partner
Author:Heiner Fischle (2008-07-21)
after Roger Whynot
partner dosado
corner swing
circle four, circle left
circle right
right hand star
left hand star
single file promenade (outside ring and inside ring)
U turn back, come back
 
C00157.TXT
Titel:ANOTHER FLOW
Formation:Alternate Duple, Double Progression
Author:Heiner Fischle
Based on THE NEW FLOW by Gene Hubert.
corner swing
long lines forward and back       *
circle left
left hand star
with the next couple right hand star
gents turn back, swing your own in the center of the set
arch to the head, dive to the foot       **
substitute - dive again
* Gents should mentally note the one slant left across, because that 's the one they will meet to form the other star.
** Actives face down, seconds up. Seconds form an arch, actives dive thru, immediately form an arch themselves and backup over the seconds. Seconds arch again, actives dive thru to swing the next.
C00251.TXT
Titel:FIX IT YOURSELF
Formation:Alternate Duple
Author:Heiner Fischle
~ cross at the head, every 2nd sequence
actives dosado to a long ocean wave
balance twice; passives join left hands
left hand star
actives swing
four in lines down; U turn back
come back; bend the line
circle left       ~
circle right
 Anfang / Top   Triple Minor   Triplets   Mescolanzas   Quadrillen   3 face 3   Mixer   Ende / Bottom
Duple Minor Contras   Easy   CDP   Classic   Modern   New Tradition
CDP (Contras within the limits of the Community Dance Program / im Rahmen des CDP)
C00056.TXT LISTER SPECIAL - Automatic Crossover
C00005.TXT ANNE'S ADVICE & Anne's Dilemma
C00116.TXT THE LADY FROM THE OTHER STAR (Die Dame vom anderen Stern)
C00225.TXT STUDENT'S DELIGHT (Studentenlust)
C00226.TXT NUREMBERG FUNNEL (Nürnberger Trichter) - a Shorty
C02038.TXT STUDENT'S DELIGHT II (Studentenlust II)
C01949.TXT THE NEW DELIGHT (Neue Studentenlust)
C00162.TXT TWO FOR THE VARIETY
C00078.TXT SEPTEMBER CONTRA
C00194.TXT ORIENTATION REEL
C00195.TXT JOCUS CONTRA
C00489.TXT SO WHAT? (Ist was?) Sicilian Circle
C02180.TXT STUDENTS' SICILIAN CIRCLE Sicilian Circle
C00056.TXT
Titel:LISTER SPECIAL
Formation:Alternate Duple
Author:Heiner Fischle
This was the first contra I ever wrote
in your lines go forward and back
pass thru, U turn back       ~
dosado in front of you       *
with the lady on the right half promenade
ladies chain
ladies chain back
left hand star
right hand star
~ automatic crossover
* or forward and back, to be on the safe side
C00005.TXT
Titel:ANNE'S ADVICE
Formation:Alternate Duple
Author:Heiner Fischle
The title refers to Anne Tempelmann, Dortmund, who after a visit to New England told me that contras with lots of swing and few chaining movements were the most popular ones.
your corner dosado
your corner swing
right hand across, right hand star       *
ladies chain
same four left hand star
ladies turn back, partner swing       ** ~
in your lines go forward and back
circle four, 3/4 'round; pass thru
~ cross at the head, every 2nd sequence
* right hand star can be replaced with forward and back
** better: ladies flare
Variation by Glen Nickerson:
ANNE'S DILEMMA
your corner dosado
your corner swing
in your lines go forward and back
right hands across, right hand star
ladies chain
same four left hand star
ladies turn back, partner swing       ~
circle four, 3/4 'round; pass thru
C00116.TXT
Titel:THE LADY FROM THE OTHER STAR
oder / orDie Dame vom anderen Stern
Formation:Alternate Duple
Author:Heiner Fischle
~ cross at the head, every 2nd sequence
turn corner left once and a half
two ladies chain
ladies dosado once and a half
swing on the other side
half promenade
right and left thru
left hand star       ~
right hand star
C00225.TXT
Titel:STUDENT'S DELIGHT
oder / orStudentenlust
Formation:Alternate Duple
Author:Heiner Fischle
~ cross at the head, every 2nd sequence
in your lines go forward and back
in front of you dosado
face your corner, dosado
corner swing
across the set right and left thru
right and left back
left hand star       ~
right hand star
C00226.TXT
Titel:NUREMBERG FUNNEL
oder / orNürnberger Trichter
Formation:Alternate Duple
Author:Heiner Fischle
Suggested Music: Yankee Doodle - Tanz EP 58704
your corner dosado
your corner swing
across the set right and left thru
right and left back       ~
~ cross at the head, every 2nd sequence
C02038.TXT
Titel:STUDENT'S DELIGHT II
oder / orStudentenlust II
Formation:Alternate Duple
Author:Heiner Fischle
This was devised to teach right and left thru the New England way, without hands.
corner dosado
corner swing
face to the center, forward and back
pass thru; courtesy turn
forward and back
pass thru, courtesy turn
circle four, once around       ~
long lines go forward and back
~ cross at the head, every 2nd sequence
C01949.TXT
Titel:THE NEW DELIGHT
oder / orNeue Studentenlust
Formation:Alternate Duple
Author:Heiner Fischle
This idea is also suitable to teach the Ladies Chain
actives dosado
actives swing
four in lines go down; U turn back
come back; bend the line
circle four, once around
forward and back
right and left thru
right and left back       ~
~ cross at the head, every 2nd sequence
C00162.TXT
Titel:TWO FOR THE VARIETY
Formation:Alternate Duple
Author:Heiner Fischle
Based on the dance TWO FOR THE SHOW by Ted Sannella. One day in 1987 I tried to remember that dance without my cue cards - this came out.
in your lines go forward and back
gents go forward, bring back your lady
all sashay down the set
sashay back       *
your partner swing       ~
circle four
ladies chain
circle right
~ part at the head, every 2nd sequence
* Gents: make sure that your partner ends back to back with the lady that was your corner before.
Suggested Music: Dashing White Sergeant
C00078.TXT
Titel:SEPTEMBER CONTRA
Formation:Alternate Duple
Author:Heiner Fischle
~ cross at the head, every 2nd sequence
corner swing
circle four, 3/4 'round
veer left and promenade
California twirl, come back
bend the line. ladies chain
right and left thru       ~
circle right 3/4 'round
pass thru, dosado
C00194.TXT
Titel:ORIENTATION REEL
Formation:Alternate Duple
Author:Heiner Fischle
~ cross at the head, every 2nd sequence
corner dosado
corner swing
long lines forward and back
circle left full around
forward and back
circle right full around
ladies chain       ~
ladies chain back
C00195.TXT
Titel:JOCUS CONTRA
Formation:Alternate Duple
Author:Heiner Fischle
This dance was written to have some joke on Rouse Monday. Not too hilarious, but it served.
your corner dosado (or gypsy)
- but partner swing
circle left 3/4
forward and back
right and left thru
ladies chain
left hand star       ~
right hand star
~ cross at the head, every 2nd sequence
C00489.TXT
Titel:SO WHAT?
oder / orIst was?
Formation:Sicilian Circle
Author:Heiner Fischle
around your corner see-saw
left hand star
right hand star
ladies chain
right and left thru
circle right
circle left
ladies chain with a full turn (to face a new corner)
C02180.TXT
Titel:STUDENTS' SICILIAN CIRCLE
Formation:Sicilian Circle
Author:Heiner Fischle
Can be used for ladies chain as well.
right and left thru
right and left back
opposite swing (face partner)
concentric circles forward and back
right and left thru
right and left back
partner swing, then face in original direction
to a new couple dosado
 Anfang / Top   Triple Minor   Triplets   Mescolanzas   Quadrillen   3 face 3   Mixer   Ende / Bottom
Duple Minor Contras   Easy   CDP   Classic   Modern   New Tradition
Classic Program Contras (including Square Thru, Star Thru, California Twirl, Cast Off, etc.)
C00224.TXT SQUARE CONTRA (Der Biedermann)
C00223.TXT NEW YANKEE REEL
C00111.TXT MARDI GRAS CONTRA (Faschings-Kontra)
C00134.TXT EIGHTY EIGHT
C00666.TXT BALANCE AND STAR THRU
C00694.TXT CIRCLE TO A LINE CONTRA
C00137.TXT JÜRGEN'S TURN
C00174.TXT HAIRMUSSER
C00202.TXT SEE SAW CONTRA I - Square Thru Proper
C00203.TXT SEE SAW CONTRA II - Square Thru Proper
C00026.TXT GROWIAN II - Veer left; Weathervane
C00227.TXT SOMEONE'S CONTRA- Cast Off - Proper or Alternate
C00171.TXT EASY CASTING
C00231.TXT ONE, TWO, THREE, FAMILY- Proper Duple
C00036.TXT GEESETOWN CROSSING - Cross Trail Thru
C00187.TXT SUBSTITUTE CONTRA
C00232.TXT RAPID RIVER - Proper Duple, Double Progression
C00315.TXT SICILIAN DIP AND DIVE - Sicilian Circle
C00633.TXT ROAR SOME MORE
C00236.TXT THE DOUBTING THOMAS - Becket; DoPaso
C00107.TXT (noch) OHNE TITEL (still no name)
C00108.TXT (noch) OHNE TITEL (still no name)
C00219.TXT BLUE RIVER
C00278.TXT A YANKEE IN CALIFORNIA
C02102.TXT WESER FUN CONTRA
C01976.TXT SQUARE THRU THREE CONTRA
C02188.TXT EASTER STARS Double Progression
C02218.TXT WIRRWAR Veer Left ... Veer Right
C00224.TXT
Titel:SQUARE CONTRA
oder / orDer Biedermann
Formation:Alternate Duple
Author:Heiner Fischle
Suggested Music: Battle of New Orleans - Prairie 1040
your corner dosado
your corner swing
long lines go forward and back
circle four, circle left       *
circle right
long lines go forward and back       ~
slow square thru
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~ cross at the head, every 2nd sequence
* The circles can be replaced by stars.
C00223.TXT
Titel:NEW YANKEE REEL
Formation:Alternate Duple
Author:Ted Sannella, altered by Heiner Fischle
Ted Sannella's Yankee Reel has a half promenade, right and left thru back instead of the slow square thru. Ted was not pleased with this alteration to a non-traditional basic. Therefore I gave this dance a slightly different name, so Ted could not be blamed.
with the couple below right hand star
same four left hand star
active couples go down the center
separate, come up the outside
active couples swing
your corner swing       ~
slow square thru
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~ cross at the head, every 2nd sequence
C00111.TXT
Titel:MARDI GRAS CONTRA
oder / orFaschings- Kontra
Formation:Alternate Duple
Author:Heiner Fischle
~ cross at the head, every 2nd sequence
corner dosado
partner dosado, but ...
corner balance and swing
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four in lines down; California twirl
come up; bend the line       ~
slow square thru
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C00134.TXT
Titel:EIGHTY EIGHT
Formation:Alternate Duple
Author:Heiner Fischle
The titel refers to the fact that dosado/full sashay draws a (peanutshaped) 8, and the two stars also create an 8 pattern.
'round your corner dosado
'round your partner full sashay
your corner swing       ~
in your lines go forward and back
slow square thru
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with the couple you found right hand star
with the previous couple left hand star
~ cross at the head, every 2nd sequence
C00666.TXT
Titel:BALANCE AND STAR THRU
Formation:Alternate Duple
Author:Heiner Fischle
Suggested Music: Hull's Victory
The A-part was borrowed from Don Armstrong´s Balancing Billy.
(face corner)
balance, balance, star thru
balance, balance, star thru
balance, balance, star thru
balance, balance, star thru
corner swing
circle left
left hand star       ~
new corner dosado
~ cross at the head, every 2nd sequence
C00694.TXT
Titel:CIRCLE TO A LINE CONTRA
Formation:Alternate Duple
Author:Heiner Fischle
~ cross at the head, every 2nd sequence
corner dosado
circle half; active men break to a line (facing up)
come up; California twirl
go down; bend the line
right and left thru
ladies chain
slow square thru       ~
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C00137.TXT
Titel:JÜRGEN'S TURN
Formation:Alternate Duple, Double Progression
Author:Heiner Fischle
in your lines go forward and back
star thru; California twirl
face your corner, dosado
right and left thru (up and down)
square thru three hands
swing your new corner
ladies chain across
ladies chain back, cross at the ends
C00174.TXT
Titel:HAIRMUSSER
Formation:Alternate Duple, Double Progression
Author:Heiner Fischle
~ automatic crossover
your corner dosado
your corner swing
four in lines down the hall; California twirl
come back; cast off
box the gnat       ~
those who can right and left thru
everybody dosado
star thru, California twirl
C00202.TXT
Titel:SEE SAW CONTRA I
Formation:Proper Duple
Author:Heiner Fischle
~ on at the head, every 2nd sequence
with the couple below right hand star
left hand star
1st gent 2nd lady see-saw
actives only swing
down the center; wheel around
come up; cast off
slow square thru
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C00203.TXT
Titel:SEE SAW CONTRA II
Formation:Proper Duple
Author:Heiner Fischle
~ on at the head, every 2nd sequence
with the couple below right hand star
left hand star
1st gent 2nd lady see-saw
all partner dosado
circle four halfway; pass thru
U turn back; rock forward and back
slow square thru
- - - - - - - -       ~
C00026.TXT
Titel:GROWIAN II
Formation:Alternate Duple
Author:Heiner Fischle
~ cross at the head, every 2nd sequence
Suggested Music: Boone Tavern Reel - Lloyd Shaw E 28
your corner swing
circle left 3/4
veer left, promenade
wheel around, come back
weathervane, full around
bend the line, ladies chain
ladies chain back       ~
left hand star, find a new corner
C00227.TXT
Titel:SOMEONE'S CONTRA
oder / orJedermanns Kontra
Formation:Alternate Duple
Formation:Proper Duple
Author:Heiner Fischle
~ cross at the head, every 2nd sequence (alternate)
~ on at the head, every 2nd sequence (proper)
actives only dosado
face your corner, dosado
right hand star
left hand star
actives go down the outside; come in
come up; cast off
right and left thru
right and left back       ~
C00171.TXT
Titel:EASY CASTING
Formation:Alternate Duple
Formation:Proper Duple
Author:Heiner Fischle
~ cross at the head, every 2nd sequence (Alternate)
~ on at the head, every 2nd sequence (Proper)
face your corner, dosado
actives only dosado
actives go down the center; separate
come up the outside; cast in
four in lines go down; U turn back
come up; cast off
right and left thru (proper resp. improper)
right and left back       ~
C00231.TXT
Titel:ONE, TWO, THREE, FAMILY
Formation:Proper Duple
Author:Heiner Fischle
~ on at the head, every 2nd sequence
active couple dosado
active couple swing
active couple, gent below two by one dosado
three circle left
active couple, lady below see-saw two by one
three circle right
actives promenade down; wheel around
come up; cast off       ~
C00036.TXT
Titel:GEESETOWN CROSSING
Formation:Alternate Duple, Double Progression
Author:Heiner Fischle
Based on Sweet Georgia Brown Contra, for crowded conditions (as at the geesetown Algermissen)
corner dosado
your corner swing
face across, right and left thru
cross trail thru, swing the next, and swing at the ends
half promenade
ladies chain
chain them back
star thru, pass thru, bow
C00187.TXT
Titel:SUBSTITUTE CONTRA
Formation:Alternate Duple
Author:Heiner Fischle
* Actives face down, seconds up. Seconds form an arch, actives dive thru, immediately form an arch themselves and backup over the seconds. Seconds arch again, actives dive thru to swing the next.
corner swing
long lines forward and back
ladies chain
forward and back
partner swing (beside you)
circle left 3/4
arch to the head, dive to the foot       *
substitute - dive again
C00232.TXT
Titel:RAPID RIVER
oder / orStromschnellen
Formation:Proper Duple, Double Progression
Author:Heiner Fischle
~ on at the head, every sequence
actives dosado
turn by the right once and a half
actives go down the outside; come in
come up, turn neighbor left
ladies chain
ladies chain back
actives promenade down; wheel around
come up; with the new couple below cast off       ~
C00315.TXT
Titel:SICILIAN DIP AND DIVE
Formation:Sicilian Circle
Author:Heiner Fischle
in front of you dosado
same one swing
half promenade
right and left thru
ladies chain
circle left 3/4
clockwise arch, dip and dive (4 changes)
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C00633.TXT
Titel:ROAR SOME MORE
Formation:Alternate Duple
Author:Heiner Fischle
Suggested Music: Rory O'More
actives only dosado to an ocean wave
balance - shift right
balance - turn left 3/4
corner swing
actives only balance and swing
- - - - - - - -
actives down the center; U turn back       ~
come up to the same couple; cast off
~ cross at the head, every 2nd sequence
C00236.TXT
Titel:THE DOUBTING THOMAS
oder / orDer ungläubige Thomas
Formation:Becket
Author:Heiner Fischle
dopaso = turn partner left, turn opposite right, courtesy turn partner
in your lines go forward and back
circle four once around
break it up with a dopaso
- - - - - - - -
half promenade
slant left right and left thru
straight across ladies chain
ladies chain back
C00107.TXT
Titel:(noch) OHNE TITEL
Formation:Alternate Duple, Double Progression
Author:Heiner Fischle
with your partner star thru; California twirl
your corner swing
four in lines go down; California twirl
come up; bend the line
right and left thru
star thru; pass thru
dosado (cross at he ends)
others star thru, balance forward and back
C00108.TXT
Titel:(noch) OHNE TITEL
Formation:Alternate Duple
Author:Heiner Fischle
~ cross at the head, every 2nd sequence
corner dosado
corner swing
four in lines go down; wheel around
come back; bend the line
ladies chain
half promenade       ~
ladies chain
half sashay; star thru
C00219.TXT
Titel:BLUE RIVER
Formation:Alternate Duple
Author:Heiner Fischle
Similar to GREEN RIVER, by Glen Nickerson
corner swing
circle four, 3/4 'round
veer left and promenade
wheel around, come back
bend the line, ladies chain
ladies chain back
slow square thru       ~
- - - - - - - -
~ cross at the head, every 2nd sequence
C00278.TXT
Titel:A YANKEE IN CALIFORNIA
Formation:Alternate Duple
Author:Heiner Fischle
~ cross at the head, every 2nd sequence
active couples go down the center
separate, come up the outside
actives only swing
face your corner, swing
half promenade
right and left thru       ~
long lines forward and back
star thru, California twirl
C02102.TXT
Titel:WESER FUN CONTRA
Formation:Alternate Duple
Author:Heiner Fischle
~ cross at the head, every 2nd sequence
your corner dosado
two-hand balance; star thru
circle four 3/4
your partner swing
circle four 3/4
your corner swing       ~
long lines forward and back
star thru; California twirl
C01976.TXT
Titel:SQUARE THRU THREE CONTRA
Formation:Alternate Duple
Author:Heiner Fischle
~ cross at the head, every 2nd sequence
corner dosado
square thru 3 hands
left square thru 3 hands
corner swing
half promenade
ladies chain
circle left, full around       ~
and a quarter more; pass thru
C02188.TXT
Titel:EASTER STARS
oder / orOstersterne
Formation:Alternate Duple, Double Progression
Author:Heiner Fischle
corner dosado
right hand balance; box the gnat
right hand star
same four left hand star
new corner swing
long lines forward and back
slow square thru
- - - - - - - -
C02218.TXT
Titel:WIRRWAR
Formation:Alternate Duple
Formation:Sicilian Circle
Author:Heiner Fischle
Those facing out immediately California Twirl
circle four, full around
veer left, veer right; circle right halfway
veer right, veer left
corner swing
long lines forward and back
right and left thru
star thru; California twirl
new corner dosado
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Modern Contras (with movements from the Mainstream Program)
C00141.TXT LOGAN AIRPORT CONTRA - Flutterwheel
C00147.TXT DOUBLE WHEEL (Doppelrad) - Flutterwheel
C00140.TXT CALLBACK (Rückruf) - Flutterwheel, Veer left
C00145.TXT FLITTER FLUTTER Flutterwheel - a Shorty
C00182.TXT THE DROWNED HALL (Halle unter Wasser) - Weathervane
C00279.TXT GROWIAN - Flutterwheel, Weathervane
C00703.TXT A NEW COMBINATION - Flutterwheel, Veer left
C01694.TXT KNIT TWO, PEARL THREE - Flutterwheel, Veer left
C00021.TXT KNOT IN THE CIRCLE (Knoten im Kreis) - Reverse Wheel Around
C00180.TXT LORD WALPOLE'S JIG - Reverse Futterwheel
C00095.TXT TRADING POST CONTRA - Partner Trade
C00121.TXT OVERSEA SPINNER - Spin Chain Thru
C00123.TXT TRANSATLANTIC CONTRA - Pass the Ocean, Grand Scootback
C00124.TXT TRANSATLANTIC TRADE - Pass the Ocean
C00603.TXT CONTRA ON THE BEACH (Strandbad Contra) Swing Thru Twice - called directionally
C00143.TXT ADVENTURE - Reverse Flutterwheel
C00144.TXT ACCELERATION - Flutterwheel
C00146.TXT RUN BOY RUN- Swing Thru, Boys Run
C00148.TXT SUMMER MORNING WALK - Walk and Dodge (revised July 2003)
C00153.TXT WINTERDAY WALK - Walk and Dodge
C00181.TXT A TRIP TO ST. LOUIS
C00128.TXT TRAFFIC JAM - Veer left, Veer right
C00237.TXT (noch) OHNE TITEL (still no name) Becket
C02105.TXT THE WASHER (Die Waschmaschine) Reverse Flutterwheel, Veer right
C02124.TXT TURN & LEFT THRU TO DIXIE Dixie Style
C02125.TXT DIXIE BECKET I Dixie Style
C02126.TXT DIXIE BECKET II Dixie Style
C02127.TXT SPIN THE TOP CONTRA 2
C02062.TXT SWING THRU THREE TIMES Pass the Ocean; Swing Thru
C02118.TXT CAST OFF CONTRA Cast Off 3/4; Pass the Ocean
C02200.TXT TOUCH A QUARTER CONTRA Touch a Quarter
Sometimes I try to combine Square and Contra Dance.
C00141.TXT
Titel:LOGAN AIRPORT CONTRA
Formation:Alternate Duple
Author:Heiner Fischle
Better try a contra with Flutterwheel only after you left Logan Airport!
corner dosado
corner swing
half promenade
right and left thru
ladies chain
ladies chain back
flutterwheel       ~
sweep a quarter; pass thru
~ cross at the head, every 2nd sequence
C00147.TXT
Titel:DOUBLE WHEEL
oder / orDoppelrad
Formation:Alternate Duple
Author:Heiner Fischle
~ cross at the head, every 2nd sequence
corner dosado
corner swing
ladies chain
flutterwheel
right and left thru
flutterwheel       ~
circle left full around
and 1/4 more; pass thru, bow
C00140.TXT
Titel:CALLBACK
oder / orRückruf
Formation:Alternate Duple
Author:Heiner Fischle
The title refers to the fact that you are called back from the promenade with the change from the A-Part to the B-Part.
corner dosado
corner swing
circle four, 3/4, veer left
promenade; partner trade
come back; bend the line
ladies chain
flutterwheel       ~
right and left thru
~ cross at the head, every 2nd sequence
C00145.TXT
Titel:FLITTER FLUTTER
Formation:Alternate Duple
Author:Heiner Fischle
~ cross at the head, every 2nd sequence
your corner swing
across the set right and left thru
ladies chain
ladies lead a flutterwheel       ~
C00182.TXT
Titel:THE DROWNED HALL
oder / orHALLE UNTER WASSER
Formation:Alternate Duple
Author:Heiner Fischle
Named in honor of the Frankfurt Belles & Beaux and their Summer Jamboree 1994 which almost had to be canceled after the intended hall was drowned by a misfired sprinkler two weeks before the event. But they found another hall and carried on. This dance was first presented on said Jamboree.
with the couple below circle four
veer left, promenade
partner trade, come back
weathervane
bend the line, ladies chain
flutterwheel
reverse flutterwheel       ~
star thru, pass thru
~ cross at the head, every 2nd sequence
Suggested Music: Boone Taverne Reel - Lloyd Shaw E 28
C00279.TXT
Titel:GROWIAN
Formation:Alternate Duple
Author:Heiner Fischle
~ cross at the head, every 2nd sequence
your corner swing
circle left 3/4
veer left, promenade
wheel around, come back
weathervane, full around
bend the line, ladies chain
flutterwheel
star thru, pass thru       ~
C00703.TXT
Titel:A NEW COMBINATION
oder / orEin neuer Weg
Formation:Alternate Duple
Author:Heiner Fischle (August 23, 2001)
~ cross at the head, every 2nd sequence
corner dosado
circle left
circle right
flutterwheel up and down
veer left, promenade
wheel around, come back
bend the line, right and left thru       ~
long lines forward and back
C01694.TXT
Titel:KNIT TWO, PEARL THREE
Formation:Becket
Author:Heiner Fischle (August 23, 2001)
* without pass by, it could be danced in single progression.
ladies chain
flutterwheel
shift left, with the next couple circle 3/4 (ends bend the line)
dosado neighbor, pass by       *
swing the next
long lines forward and back
gents turn left, once and a half
partner swing
C00021.TXT
Titel:KNOT IN THE CIRCLE
oder / orKnoten im Kreis
Formation:Alternate Duple
Author:Heiner Fischle
The reverse wheel around is the Knot in the Circle. You may try a California Twirl instead.
your corner dosado
your corner swing
four in lines go down; wheel around
come up; bend the line
right and left thru
flutterwheel
circle four once around       ~
and 1/4 more, reverse wheel around
~ cross at the head, every 2nd sequence
C00180.TXT
Titel:LORD WALPOLE'S JIG
Formation:Alternate Duple
Author:Heiner Fischle
~ cross at the head, every 2nd sequence
to your corner balance twice
box the gnat; swat the flea
actives only down the center; U turn back
come back; cast off
reverse flutterwheel
ladies chain
half promenade       ~
slow square thru two hands
C00095.TXT
Titel:TRADING POST CONTRA
Formation:Alternate Duple
Author:Heiner Fischle
~ cross at the head, every 2nd sequence
corner dosado
corner swing
ladies chain
pass thru, partner trade
two gents right hand star (twice around)
your partner swing
half promenade
ladies chain       ~
C00121.TXT
Titel:OVERSEA SPINNER
Formation:Alternate Duple, Double Progression.
Step to a wave
Author:Heiner Fischle
This dance is based on the OVERLAND SPINNER, by Bruce Bird.
spin chain thru       *
- - - - - - - -
gents run; bend the line
reverse flutterwheel
slant left the ladies chain
straight across right and left thru
long lines forward and back
pass the ocean; balance
* spin chain thru: Turn half by the right, 3/4 by the left. (Gents are in a long wave in the center.) Turn half by the right, 3/4 by the left.
C00123.TXT
Titel:TRANSATLANTIC CONTRA
Formation:Alternate Duple
Author:Heiner Fischle
The name refers to the fact that you pass the ocean over and back.
your corner swing
face across, pass the ocean; balance
grand scootback       *
swing thru, gents run
promenade up or down; partner trade
come back; bend the line
reverse flutterwheel
pass the ocean; extend
* Lonesome couples at the ends should take part in the scoot back (as in scootback from 1/4 tag) and then turn back resp. trade
C00124.TXT
Titel:TRANSATLANTIC TRADE
Formation:Alternate Duple
Author:Heiner Fischle
Suggested Music: My Bonnie Lies Over The Ocean - Square Dancetime 003
your corner swing
circle four, full around
pass thru; partner trade       *
lines forward and back       ~
pass the ocean; balance
swing thru, gents trade twice
gents run, bend the line
gents only (diagonally) pass thru
~ lonesome ladies cross over, stand beside your gent
* trade with the one you swung
C00603.TXT
Titel:CONTRA ON THE BEACH
oder / orSTRANDBAD-CONTRA
Formation:Alternate Duple
Author:Heiner Fischle
You are at least knee deep in ocean waves. H.Fs.
your corner dosado to an ocean wave
ocean wave balance twice
turn half right; turn half left
turn half right; turn half left
swing
half promenade       ~
slow square thru
- - - - - - - -
~ cross at the head, every 2nd sequence
C00143.TXT
Titel:ADVENTURE
Formation:Alternate Duple
Author:Heiner Fischle
Based on the dance VENTURE by Lannie McQuaide
corner dosado to an ocean wave
balance - swing thru
balance - gents run - bend the line
reverse flutterwheel
ladies chain
half promenade
ladies chain back       ~
left hand star
~ cross at the head, every 2nd sequence
C00144.TXT
Titel:ACCELERATION
Formation:Alternate Duple, Double Progression
Author:Heiner Fischle
face your corner, dosado
circle left, go once around
right and left thru (up and down)
ladies chain
flutterwheel
reverse flutterwheel
sweep a quarter; star thru
pass thru, swing, and cross at the ends
C00146.TXT
Titel:RUN BOY RUN
Formation:Alternate Duple
Author:Heiner Fischle
~ cross at the head, every 2nd sequence
your corner dosado
corner swing
lines go forward and back
pass the ocean; balance
swing thru, gents run
bend the line, reverse flutterwheel       ~
flutterwheel
sweep a quarter, pass thru
C00148.TXT
Titel:SUMMER MORNING WALK
Formation:Alternate Duple, Double Progression
Author:Heiner Fischle
The idea came to me one bright morning when walking to the job. (Revised July 2003)
long lines forward and back
your corner dosado
gents walk, ladies dodge; ladies walk, gents dodge
star thru; California twirl
reverse flutterwheel, and swing at the ends
flutterwheel
circle left, full around
left hand star
End effect in an oddnumered set: Couples waiting at the end must stay half-sashayed.
C00153.TXT
Titel:WINTERDAY WALK
Formation:Alternate Duple, Double Progression
Author:Heiner Fischle
lines go forward and back
face your corner, dosado
gents walk, ladies dodge; ladies walk, gents dodge
touch a quarter; split circulate
scootback twice
box circulate; gents run
reverse flutterwheel
ladies chain
C00181.TXT
Titel:A TRIP TO ST. LOUIS
Formation:Alternate Duple
Author:Heiner Fischle
~ cross at the head, every 2nd sequence
lines forward and back
actives only swing
active couples down the center; U turn back
come up; cast off
lines forward and back
pass the ocean, swing thru
swing thru
corner swing       ~
C00128.TXT
Titel:TRAFFIC JAM
Formation:Becket
Author:Heiner Fischle
flutterwheel
reverse flutterwheel
sweep a quarter, veer right, veer left
those who can dosado, ends California twirl
those who can pass thru; everybody star thru
long lines forward and back
right and left thru
ladies chain
C00237.TXT
Titel:(noch) OHNE TITEL
Formation:Becket
Author:Heiner Fischle
in your lines go forward and back
ladies chain
rollaway, star thru, trade by
dosado to an ocean wave
turn half right, balance
turn half left, gents run, bend the line
reverse flutterwheel
ladies chain
C02105.TXT
Titel:THE WASHER
oder / orDIE WASCHMASCHINE
Formation:Alternate Duple
Author:Heiner Fischle
~ cross at the head, every 2nd sequence
four circle left
corner swing
long lines forward and back
right and left thru
ladies chain
flutterwheel
reverse flutterwheel       ~
sweep a quarter, veer right, veer left
C02125.TXT
Titel:DIXIE BECKET I
Formation:Becket, Single Progression
Author:Heiner Fischle
right and left thru
Dixie style to an ocean wave, balance
(boys start) swing thru
chain down the line
flutterwheel, sweep a quarter
veer left, veer right
circle right 3/4
forward and back
C02126.TXT
Titel:DIXIE BECKET II
Formation:Becket
Author:Heiner Fischle
right and left thru
Dixie style to an ocean wave, balance
(boys start) swing thru
chain down the line
flutterwheel
slant right right and left thru
straight across left hand star
back out, lines forward and back
C02124.TXT
Titel:TURN & LEFT THRU TO DIXIE
Formation:Alternate Duple, Double Progression
Author:Heiner Fischle
turn thru; courtesy turn = turn and left thru
long lines forward and back
turn thru; courtesy turn
ladies chain
Dixie style to an ocean wave, balance
(boys start) swing thru
chain down the line
slide thru; pass thru
swing the next, ends swing too
C02127.TXT
Titel:SPIN THE TOP CONTRA 2
Formation:Alternate Duple Minor
Author:Heiner Fischle
(first half borrowed from Seth Tepfer)
corner box the gnat; dosado
to an ocean wave; balance
spin the top
right and left thru
ladies chain
half promenade
slow square thru       ~
- - - - - - - -
~ cross at the head, every 2nd sequence
C02062.TXT
Titel:SWING THRU THREE TIMES
Formation:Alternate Duple
Author:Heiner Fischle
~ cross at the head, every 2nd sequence
corner dosado
circle left 3/4
partner swing (face across)
pass the ocean; balance
swing thru
swing thru again
swing thru once more      ~
neighbor swing (adjust to long lines)
C02118.TXT
Titel:CAST OFF CONTRA
Formation:Alternate Duple
Author:Heiner Fischle
~ on at the head, every 2nd sequence
actives down the center; U turn back
come back; centers in, cast off 3/4
long lines forward and back
pass the ocean; balance
swing thru, boys run
bend the line, circle left 3/4
your corner swing
actives only swing, face down       ~
C02200.TXT
Titel:TOUCH A QUARTER CONTRA
Formation:Alternate Duple
Author:Heiner Fischle
~ cross at the head, every 2nd sequence
* outfacing ends California twirl
face your corner, touch a quarter; girls run right
partner dosado
touch a quarter; boys run right
dosado to an ocean wave
swing thru; swing thru again
- - - - ; corner swing       ~
long lines forward and back
star thru; pass thru       *
 
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Contras in the New Traditional Style (with / mit : Figure Eight, Hey for Four, Turn Contra-Corners)
C00277.TXT HELGA'S BIRTHDAY
C00320.TXT EARLY IN THE EVENING
C00188.TXT DON BOSCO HORNPIPE
C00238.TXT THE REDHAIRED COWBOY
C01896.TXT MARLBORO HEYS
C01955.TXT SIXTY-NINE AGAIN
C00277.TXT
Titel:HELGA'S BIRTHDAY
oder / orHelgas Geburtstag
Formation:Alternate Duple
Author:Heiner Fischle
* may be a handed hey
your corner swing
lines go forward and back
right and left thru
half promenade
hey for four (ladies lead right shoulder)       *
- - - - - - - -
turn neighbor left, full turn       ~
new corner dosado
~ cross at the head, every 2nd sequence
C00320.TXT
Titel:EARLY IN THE EVENING
oder / orFrüh am Abend
Formation:Alternate Duple
Author:Heiner Fischle
~ on at the head, every 2nd sequence
actives promenade down; wheel around
come up; cast off
actives half figure eight above
long lines go forward and back
ladies chain
ladies chain back
actives balance and swing       ~
- - - - - - - -
C00188.TXT
Titel:DON BOSCO HORNPIPE
Formation:Alternate Duple
Author:Heiner Fischle
~ automatic crossover
in your lines forward and back
pass thru, U turn back       ~
'round the right hand lady full sashay
ladies chain
hey for four (ladies lead right shoulder)
- - - - - - - -
ladies chain
half promenade
C00238.TXT
Titel:THE REDHAIRED COWBOY
Formation:Becket
Author:Heiner Fischle
* Ladies cross to the other side of her partner in a wide arc, passing left shoulders. They give a left hand to partner and walk past his back, holding hands as long as possible. Ladies cross over to the other gent, passing right shoulders. They give a right hand to the opposite and walk past his back, holding hands as long as possible. They come back to partner with a left hand and finish with a courtesy turn.
Until that courtesy turn, the gents do not turn around; they do only some sidestepping to facilitate the way of the ladies.
(Source: Cowboy Dances, by Lloyd Shaw)
circle left once around
Cowboy style docey doe       *
- - - - - - - -
- - - - - - - -
slant left right and left thru
straight across right and left thru
half promenade across
pass thru, California twirl
C01896.TXT
Titel:MARLBORO HEYS
Formation:Alternate Duple
Author:Heiner Fischle
Suggested Music: 40 bars = 80 beats, e.g. Raindrops (Jay-Bar-Kay 107)
neighbor touch a quarter (or: turn right once and a quarter)
ladies go the smokin' hey       *
- - - - - - - -
neighbor swing
gents turn left, once and a half, face partner
gents go the smokin' hey       *
- - - - - - - -
partner swing       ~
half promenade
ladies chain       **
~ cross at the head, every 2nd sequence
* smokin' hey: as hey for four, but only the center people go.
** with a 48-bar-music, a slow square thru could be added.
C01955.TXT
Titel:SIXTY-NINE AGAIN
Formation:Alternate Duple
Author:Heiner Fischle
Variation of Thirty-Nine Again (by Don Theyken)
mirror dosado thru the couple below
turn handy hand
actives in the lead, go down in twos
      actives wheel around, twos U turn back
come up; actives squeeze in, cast off
actives half figure eight thru the couple above
long lines go forward and back
actives balance and swing       ~
- - - - - - - -
~ on at the head, every 2nd sequence
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Triple Minor Contras
C00244.TXT LARGE FIGURE EIGHT #1
C00245.TXT LARGE FIGURE EIGHT #2
C02228.TXT LARGE FIGURE EIGHT
C01987.TXT WHO IS NEXT?
C00239.TXT SHEPHERD'S FAIR
C00242.TXT LONG WAY FROM HOME
C00782.TXT LADY BARRY'S HORNPIPE Double Progression
C00244.TXT
Titel:LARGE FIGURE EIGHT #1
oder / orGroße Acht #1
Formation:Triple Minor Proper
Author:Heiner Fischle
Can be danced in a 4 Couples Set.
active couple turn partner right, separate
large figure eight       *
- - - - - - - -
- - - - - - - -
with the couple below right hand star
left hand star
actives promenade down; wheel around
come up; cast off       ~
~ on at the head, every 3rd sequence
* large figure eight: down one, pass thru; down one, pass thru; up one, pass thru; up one
Suggested Music: Indian Reel - Southerners + 2 play Ralph Page, EFDSS RP500 or something elegant of about 110 bpm
C00245.TXT
Titel:LARGE FIGURE EIGHT #2
oder / orGroße Acht #2
Formation:Triple Minor Proper
Author:Heiner Fischle
Can be danced in a 4 Couples Set.
active couple turn partner right, separate
large figure eight       *
- - - - - - - -
- - - - - - - -
actives cross down, mirror hey for three
- - - - - - - -
active couple down the center; U turn back
come up; cast off       ~
~ on at the head, every 3rd sequence
* large figure eight: down one, pass thru; down one, pass thru; up one, pass thru; up one
Suggested Music: Indian Reel - Southerners + 2 play Ralph Page, EFDSS RP500 or something elegant of about 110 bpm
C02228.TXT
Titel:LARGE FIGURE EIGHT
oder / orGroße Acht
Formation:Triple Minor Proper
Author:Heiner Fischle
Best danced in a 4 Couples Set.
actives pass thru, cast down one
pass thru, cast down one
pass thru, cast up one
pass thru, cast up one
actives dosado
go down the center; U turn back
come up; cast off
everybody forward and back       ~
C01987.TXT
Titel:WHO IS NEXT?
oder / orWER IST DRAN?
Formation:Triple Minor
Author:Heiner Fischle
This dance is to show the bare bones of the Triple Minor rules.
lines of three go forward and back
actives dosado
number two dosado
number three dosado
six circle left, full around
- - - - - - - -
actives down the center; U turn back
come back; cast off       ~
~ on at the head, every 3rd sequence
C00239.TXT
Titel:SHEPHERD'S FAIR
Formation:Triple Minor Alternate
Author:Heiner Fischle
Suggested Music: Doubtful Shepherd - Lloyd Shaw 1009
active gent lead the ladies around
- - - - - - - -
active lady lead the gents around
- - - - - - - -
active couple down the set; U turn back
come back; cast off
with the couple above right hand star
with the couple below left hand star       ~
~ cross at the head, every 3rd sequence
C00242.TXT
Titel:LONG WAY FROM HOME
Formation:Triple Minor
Author:Heiner Fischle
The dance was named by Margot Gunzenhauser who had come all the way from Copenhagen to Hannover to attend the Contra Dance Workshop 1985 where I first presented this dance. (H.Fs.)
active couple down the set; U turn back
come up; cast off
in your lines go forward and back
actives only dosado
six circle left full around
- - - - - - - -
with the couple above slow square thru       ~
- - - - - - - -
~ on at the head, every 3rd sequence (resp. cross at the head)
C00782.TXT
Titel:LADY BARRY'S HORNPIPE
Formation:Triple Minor Alternate, Double Progression
Author:Heiner Fischle
This dance is a mixture from Community Dances Manual 4 #19 Lady Bogart's Reel & #20 Barry's Best
actives down the center, U turn back
come back, cast off
lines of three go forward and back
right hand over, left hand under and roll
actives balance and swing in the center,
      while passives slow square thru around them
      (actives finally back away)
on your own side circle three       *
twice around, pop the actives thru       ~
~ cross at the head, every 2nd sequence
* actives start facing in, passives facing out
Progression is for couples #1 and #2 down one place, for couple #3 up two places. At the foot, couples #1 and #2 must cast off.
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Triplets
C00289.TXT FIRST HANNOVER TRIPLET
C00276.TXT 2ND HANNOVER TRIPLET
C01103.TXT 3RD HANNOVER TRIPLET
C01559.TXT HANNOVER TRIPLET # 4
C01897.TXT HANNOVER TRIPLET # 5
C00601.TXT HANNOVER TRIPLET # 6 A B C D
C01954.TXT HANNOVER TRIPLET # 7
C02041.TXT HANNOVER TRIPLET # 8
C02059.TXT HANNOVER TRIPLET # 9
C02060.TXT HANNOVER TRIPLET #10
C02060.TXT HANNOVER TRIPLET #10a
C02069.TXT HANNOVER TRIPLET #11
C02110.TXT HANNOVER TRIPLET #12
C01117.TXT BILL & FRED TRIPLET
C02240.TXT HANNOVER TRIPLET #14
C00289.TXT
Titel:FIRST HANNOVER TRIPLET
Formation:Triplet, couple #1 improper
Author:Heiner Fischle
(new top couple end facing down, others face up)
top couple promenade down; U turn back
come up; cast off
with the couple below right hand star
with the couple above left hand star
with the couple below right and left thru (up and down)
right and left back
center (active) couple half sashay, go outside down
everybody swing
C00276.TXT
Titel:2ND HANNOVER TRIPLET
oder / orHAGALL TRIPLET
Formation:Triplet
Author:Heiner Fischle
lines of three go forward and back
left ends dosado
right ends dosado
centers dosado
top couple promenade down; U turn back
come back; cast off
six circle left halfway, face partner
pass thru; U turn back
C01103.TXT
Titel:3RD HANNOVER TRIPLET
Formation:Triplet
Author:Heiner Fischle (September 24, 2000)
* actives work as a unit; pass lady #3 right shoulder first
** pass gent #3 left shoulder first
actives balance and swing
- - - - - - - -
with the ladies siamese hey for three       *
- - - - - - - -
with the gents siamese hey for three       **
- - - - - - - -
actives down the center; California twirl and face
lines of three go forward and back
C01559.TXT
Titel:HANNOVER TRIPLET # 4
Formation:Triplet
Author:Heiner Fischle
This was intended as a simplification of Ted's Triplet #20. But it is terribly difficult to turn stars halfway.
#1 pass thru, cast outside down one
lines of three go forward and back
#1 turn right 3/4, back out
new lines go forward and back
#1 turn right 3/4, back out
#1 and #3 right hand star (balance), turn halfway
#3 and #2 left hand star (balance), turn halfway
#2 and #1 right hand star (balance), turn halfway
C01897.TXT
Titel:HANNOVER TRIPLET # 5
Formation:Triplet, couple #2 improper
Author:Heiner Fischle (November 22, 2001)
top two couples right and left thru
same four left hand star
actives with the one below dosado
up and down right and left thru (#1 & #3)
actives weave up and down (long eight)
- - - - - - - -
six circle left
six circle right, back to lines.
C00601.TXT
Titel:HANNOVER TRIPLET # 6
Formation:Triplet, couple #2 improper
Author:Heiner Fischle (May 30, 2002)
4 versions possible:
A: right and left thru at top and bottom
B: ladies chain at top and bottom
C: right and left thru at the top, ladies chain at the bottom
D: ladies chain at the top, right and left thru at the bottom
top two couples right and left thru
same couples right and left back
top couple pass thru, cast down to the foot
lines forward and back
bottom two couples right and left thru
same couples right and left back
everybody pass thru, U turn back
lines forward and back
C01954.TXT
Titel:HANNOVER TRIPLET # 7
Formation:Triplet
Author:Heiner Fischle (January 2003)
* centers turn once and a half, or just half
top couple pass thru, cast to the foot
lines of three go forward and back
bottom two couples right and left thru
centers (#1) pass thru, cast up
the other two couples right and left thru
all six circle left halfway
two-hand turn partner to proper side       *
lines of three go forward and back
C02041.TXT
Titel:HANNOVER TRIPLET # 8
Formation:Triplet
Author:Heiner Fischle
Morris hey: Symmetrical hey, Ends start casting out.
actives down the center; U turn back
come back; cast out
Morris hey for three
- - - - - - - -
actives down the outside, others follow
actives arch at the foot, others come up through the arch
all swing partner
lines go forward and back
C02059.TXT
Titel:HANNOVER TRIPLET # 9
oder / orMore Benefits
Formation:Triplet, all improper, face down
Author:Heiner Fischle
after Al Olson's BENEFICIAL TRIPLET
promenade down; wheel around
come up; lead couple cast off one place
lines forward ande back
all dosado to an ocean wave
turn half right; turn half left
turn half right; turn half left
turn half right; turn half left
swing fartner (face down)
C01117.TXT
Titel:BILL & FRED TRIPLET
Formation:Triplet
Author:Heiner Fischle
based on JIMMY ALLEN TRIPLET,
by Bill Akire & Fred Park
actives lead right, split the gents, around one
actives in the center two-hand turn once, face the ladies
split the ladies, separate, around one
actives two-hand turn 3/4, back out
actives turn contra-corners
- - - - - - - -
actives swing in the center, face up
come up, cast to the foot
C02060.TXT
Titel:HANNOVER TRIPLET #10
Formation:Triplet, #1 improper
Author:Heiner Fischle
The first part is 24 beats, the second 40 beats -
where to find a suitable music?
#1 and #2 dosado neighbor
      while #3 swing (face up)
#1 and #2 circle to a line facing down
#3 split the line, separate, around two
line of six go down; U turn back
come back; bend the line
pass thru; U turn back
bottom two couples circle left full around
and a quarter more; pass thru
C02060.TXT
Titel:HANNOVER TRIPLET #10a
Formation:Triplet, #1 improper
Author:Heiner Fischle
Hannover Triplet #10 extended to fit 40 bars of music.
#1 and #2 dosado neighbor
#1 and #2 circle to a line facing down
#3 swing (face up)
#3 split the line, separate, around two
line of six go down; U turn back
come back; bend the line
pass thru; U turn back
lines forward and back
bottom two couples circle left full around
and a quarter more; pass thru
C02069.TXT
Titel:HANNOVER TRIPLET #11
Formation:Triplet proper
Author:Heiner Fischle
couple #2 starts the Morris hey by splitting #3
lines forward and back
gates up
morris hey
- - - - - - - -
couple #2 half figure eight down
with couple #1 right and left thru (across)
couple #1 (center) pass thru, cast down
all two-hand turn partner (fall back)
C02110.TXT
Titel:HANNOVER TRIPLET #12
Formation:Triplet, couple #1 improper, face down, others up
Author:Heiner Fischle
* then outfacers partner trade
swing thru
spin the top
right and left thru
square thru 4 hands       *
swing thru
spin the top
right and left thru
square thru 4 hands       *
C02240.TXT
Titel:HANNOVER TRIPLET #14
Formation:Triplet
Author:Heiner Fischle (September 2013)
top two couples balance; circle half
bottom two couples balance; circle half
lines forward and back
circle six halfway
top couple pass thru, cast down one
pass thru, cast down one,
pass thru, cast up one
lines forward and back
 
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Mescolanzas
C00234.TXT TEMPEST FANCY
C00235.TXT SOFT FANCY
C01824.TXT KNOBY KNAVE
C00233.TXT (noch) OHNE TITEL (still no name)
C02179.TXT CAROUSEL MESCOLANZA
C02199.TXT DOUBLE PASS THRU MESS
C00234.TXT
Titel:TEMPEST FANCY
Formation:Mescolanza
Author:Heiner Fischle
* Center four right hand star, thus creating the X; ends single circle, creating the Os.
right and left thru
right and left back
ladies chain
ladies chain back
O X O       *
reverse
forward and back
pass thru, on to the next
C00235.TXT
Titel:SOFT FANCY
oder / orSanfte Phantasie
Formation:Mescolanza
Author:Heiner Fischle
all eight circle left full around
- - - - - - - -
face your partner, dosado
face across, dosado
right and left thru
right and left back
forward and back
pass thru, on to the next
C01824.TXT
Titel:KNOBY KNAVE
Formation:Mescolanza
Author:Heiner Fischle
Variation of KNOBY KNIGHT, by Stew Shacklette
four circle left, full around
all eight circle left, full around
- - - - - - - -
two right hand stars, full around (face in)
ladies chain
ladies chain back
right and left thru with a full turn
to a new line forward and back
C00233.TXT
Titel:(noch) OHNE TITEL
Formation:Mescolanza
Author:Heiner Fischle
end ladies chain
straight across right and left thru
end ladies chain
left hand couples right and left thru
everybody star thru; pass thru
trade by; star thru
forward and back
California Twirl, on to the next
C02179.TXT
Titel:CAROUSEL MESCOLANZA
Formation:Mescolanza
Author:Heiner Fischle
In Anlehnung an DAS RINGELSPIEL
all eight circle left once around
- - - - - - - -
swing your opposite, face original partner
circle four 3/4
lines forward and back
swing original partner, face your opposite
circle four 3/4
pass thru, on to the next
C02199.TXT
Titel:DOUBLE PASS THRU MESS
Formation:Mescolanza
Author:Heiner Fischle
Progression is zig-zag
all right and left thru, half sashay
lines forward and back
centers right and left thru, half sashay
lines forward and back
star thru; California twirl
double pass thru; first couple go left, next couple go right
bend the line; ladies chain
- - - -; pass thru
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Quadrillen
C00252.TXT QUEBEC QUADRILLE
C00886.TXT CONFUSED MEMORIES
C01676.TXT HEINER'S STAR BREAKDOWN
C01678.TXT SPLIT AND SEPARATE
C01814.TXT SEPARATE AND SWING
C00870.TXT (noch) OHNE TITEL (still no name)
C01953.TXT FIVE PLUS Five Couples Quadrille
C02043.TXT HANNOVER QUADRILLE #5
C02166.TXT CIRCLE 3/4, PASS THRU
T00007.TXT STAR TWICE Patter Call
C00252.TXT
Titel:QUEBEC QUADRILLE
Formation:Square
Author:Heiner Fischle
ladies only forward and back
gents forward and back
ladies right hand star
back by the left, left hand star
pass by your partner, corner dosado
corner swing
promenade
- - - - - - - -
sides face, grand square
heads forward and back
sides forward and back
head couples right hand star
back by the left, left hand star
corner dosado
corner swing
promenade
- - - - - - - -
sides face, grand square
sides forward and back
heads forward and back
side couples right hand star
back by the left, left hand star
corner dosado
corner swing
promenade
- - - - - - - -
sides face, grand square
Suggested Music: Quebec Quadrille - Windsor 4174
gents only forward and back
ladies forward and back
gents right hand star
back by the left, left hand star
partner dosado, U turn back
your corner swing
promenade
- - - - - - - -
sides face, grand square
all four couples forward and back
partner dosado
bow to your partner
C00886.TXT
Titel:CONFUSED MEMORIES
Formation:Square
Author:Heiner Fischle
When I tried to remember the LAST LAUGH by Margot Gunzenhauser, this resulted. H.Fs.
(heads) promenade 3/4, while (sides) forward and back
(sides) pass thru, split two, separate, around one
lines forward and back
swing the lady on the left
forward and back
ladies chain
swing the lady on the left
promenade
Right Hand Lady Progression
C01676.TXT
Titel:HEINER'S STAR BREAKDOWN
Formation:Square
Author:Heiner Fischle (April 23, 2001)
Corner Progression
allemande left your corner
your partner dosado
gents star left, once around
right hand to partner, balance; turn right halfway
ladies left hand star
pass your partner, swing your corner
promenade
- - - - - - - -
C01678.TXT
Titel:SPLIT AND SEPARATE
Formation:Square
Author:Heiner Fischle (June 11, 2001)
After Gordo's Quadrille (by Jack Murtha)
(head) couples promenade halfway
lead right, split the (sides), separate, around one
(side) couples promenade halfway
lead right, split the (heads), separate, around one
everybody face your corner, swing
- - - - - - - -
promenade
- - - - - - - -
Right Hand Lady Progression
C01814.TXT
Titel:SEPARATE AND SWING
Formation:Square
Author:Heiner Fischle
Right Hand Lady Progression
(heads) pass thru, separate
(heads) swing behind the (sides), (sides) dosado
(sides) pass thru, swing the one you meet
left allemande
right and left grand
swing when you meet
promenade
- - - - - - - -
C00870.TXT
Titel:(noch) OHNE TITEL
Formation:Square
Author:Heiner Fischle
Corner Progression
(head) ladies chain
(heads) promenade half
down the center dosado
circle four once around
and 1/4 more, pass thru
your corner swing
promenade
- - - - - - - -
Variation:
(head) ladies chain
(heads) forward and back
(heads) circle four, 3/4
pass thru, corner dosado
corner swing
- - - - - - - -
promenade
- - - - - - - -
C01953.TXT
Titel:FIVE PLUS
oder / orFÜNF PLUS
Formation:5 Couples Quadrille
(1 couple in the center of a squared set.)
Author:Heiner Fischle (December 2002)
Numbers refer to positions.
center and #1 right and left thru
center and #2 right and left thru
center and #3 right and left thru
center and #4 right and left thru
center and #1 ladies chain       *
center and #2 ladies chain
center and #3 ladies chain
center and #4 ladies chain
* or- with less rotating for the center man:
center and #1 ladies chain
center and #4 ladies chain
center and #3 ladies chain
center and #2 ladies chain
C02043.TXT
Titel:HANNOVER QUADRILLE #5
Formation:Square
Author:Heiner Fischle
The title refers to the similarity with HANNOVER TRIPLET #5
(head) couples right and left thru
same four left hand star
around the (original) right hand lady dosado
right and left thru
pass thru, left allemande
(swing)
promenade       (12 steps)
Right Hand Lady Progression
C02166.TXT
Titel:CIRCLE 3/4, PASS THRU
Formation:Square
Author:Heiner Fischle
Right Hand Lady Progression
(head) couples circle four, 3/4
pass thru, dosado the (sides)
circle four, 3/4
pass thru, face your partner
left allemande
swing the right hand girl
promenade (16 steps)
T00007.TXT
Titel:STAR TWICE
Formation:Square
Author:Heiner Fischle
Patter Call
couple #(1) lead right (dosado)
right hand star (with #2)
on the other side left hand star (with #4)
actives split original opposite (#3)
boy 'round a girl, girl 'round a boy
line of four forward and back
line forward, bend the line
your partner box the gnat
pull by, left allemande
 
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3 face 3 (Trescolanza)
M00108.TXT FIVE TIMES TRIO
M00110.TXT FROM ROOM 915
M00035.TXT WALPOLE COTTAGE TRIO
M00116.TXT WALPOLE CARPORT
M00148.TXT RATTLESNAKE TRIO
M00108.TXT
Titel:FIVE TIMES TRIO
oder / orFünf Dosado
Formation:3 face 3
Author:Heiner Fischle
gender-free dance
centers and right partner dosado
centers slant right dosado (1st contra-corner)
centers only dosado
centers slant left dosado (2nd contra-corner)
centers and left partner dosado
pass by; new center and right partner pass by       *
lines forward and back
pass thru; on to the next, bow
* or: half hey for three
M00110.TXT
Titel:FROM ROOM 915
oder / orAus Raum 915
Formation:3 face 3
Author:Heiner Fischle (August 17, 2002)
gender-free dance
lines of 3 forward and back
centers dosado
centers turn 1st contra-corner right (slant right)
centers with left partner dosado
centers turn 2nd contra-corner left (slant left)
centers with right partner see-saw
left ends pass thru
the other four slant left pass thru
Suggested Music: Something fairly fast
M00035.TXT
Titel:WALPOLE COTTAGE TRIO
Formation:3 face 3 Circle (3 men face 3 ladies)
Author:Heiner Fischle
Music: Walpole Cottage - on EFDSS ED 116
center couples dosado
centers turn contra-corners
- - - - - - - -
inside couple cast out
new center couple dosado
centers turn contra-corners
- - - - - - - -
inside couple cast out
new center couple dosado
centers turn contra-corners
- - - - - - - -
inside couple cast out
(interlude:) pass thru, on to the next
M00116.TXT
Titel:WALPOLE CARPORT
Formation:3 face 3
Author:Parick Shuldham Shaw / Heiner Fischle
Die Hälfte von / one half of
WALPOLE COTTAGE
centers turn right 1/4, turn 1st contra-corner left
centers turn right 1/2, turn 2nd contra-corner left
centers turn right 1/2, turn left hand partner left
centers turn right 1/2, turn right hand partner left
ends right hand star
ends left hand star
back to your lines, forward and back
pass thru, on to the next
The first half could be called as:
Centers turn contra-corners ... and two more
M00148.TXT
Titel:RATTLESNAKE TRIO
oder / orKlapperschlangen-Trio
Formation:3 face 3
Author:Heiner Fischle
A1: leader #1 weaves his/her line thru line #2 (around the opposite end, in front of center, around the other end), return to places
A2: leader #2 weaves his/her line thru line #1, return to places
B1: circle six in direction of bodyflow (depends on leader #2); reverse
B2: lines forward and back; pass thru, on to the next
 
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Mixer
M00022.TXT CALIFORNIAN PROMENADE
M00066.TXT BORIS & INES MIXER
M00062.TXT TRACIE'S TWO-STEP
M00080.TXT PELE MELE MIXER
M00079.TXT LUCKY SEVEN
M00092.TXT RAINBOW MIXER
M00118.TXT GLORIA'S MIXER
M00137.TXT FEBRUARY MIXER
M00123.TXT STAR THRU MIXER
M00124.TXT GLORIA'S STAR THRU MIXER
M00125.TXT LADIES IN MIXER
M00131.TXT CIRCLE MIXER
M00132.TXT SUNNY SIDE MIXER
M00139.TXT MY PRETTY GIRL MIXER
M00142.TXT ROARING MIXER
M00149.TXT E.O.N.S. Circle of any people
M00022.TXT
Titel:CALIFORNIAN PROMENADE
Formation:Spokes Circle
Author:Heiner Fischle
walk four; California twirl
come back four; California twirl, face partner
dosado partner, face right
dosado the next
M00066.TXT
Titel:BORIS & INES MIXER
Formation:Circle
Author:Heiner Fischle
Written for the wedding of Ines Trost & Boris Owandner, June 24, 2000
partner dosado
corner dosado
two-hand turn corner, once and a half
open up to a circle, into the middle and back
M00062.TXT
Titel:TRACIE'S TWO-STEP
Formation:Spokes Circle
Footwork:opposite footwork; men start left, ladies right.
Author:Heiner Fischle
Written on a request from the Bundesverband Seniorentanz
walk four, face partner; side - close - side - close
walk four; wheel around
walk four, face partner; side - close - side - close
walk six, wheel a quarter to face out
ladies walk around the partner (ccw)
ladies walk half around the next (cw); Alamo balance
turn by the right hand
same two turn by the left, end facing LOD
Music: Tracie's Two-Step, on: We Love Contra Dance (Voyager)
LP now available as a CD Starry Night and Candlelight
M00080.TXT
Titel:PELE MELE MIXER
Formation:Spokes Circle
Author:Heiner Fischle
* It does not matter much wether you turn full around or only half, as long as you extend your left hand to the left. If you cross your left hand in front of your breast, you will get cross with your neighbor.
promenade
face partner, back away; clap 3x, stomp 3x
right hand turn once around       *
face left, with the next one left hand turn once around
(keep 'em, promenade)
M00079.TXT
Titel:LUCKY SEVEN
Formation:Spokes Circle
Author:Heiner Fischle (my variant)
promenade
into the center forward and back
allemande left corner
dosado partner
grand right and left six hands
- - - - - - - - (right hand to number seven)
with number seven balance and swing
- - - - - - - -
M00092.TXT
Titel:RAINBOW MIXER
Formation:Circle
Author:unknown; Variation Heiner Fischle
circle left
wheel around full (sunny weather!)
circle right
reverse wheel around full (rainy weather!)
into the center; U turn back (toward corner)
come out; with corner California twirl
same one balance and swing
- - - - - - - -
M00118.TXT
Titel:GLORIA'S MIXER
Formation:Circle
Author:Heiner Fischle
The idea "circle left - rollaway - circle right" was sent me by Gloria Krusemeyer.
into the center forward and back
left allemande corner
partner swing
all circle left
ladies rollaway; all circle right
drop your hands, single file promenade
ladies U turn back, swing
promenade
M00137.TXT
Titel:FEBRUARY MIXER
Formation:Circle
Author:Heiner Fischle
A sequel to the January Mixer by Bob Dalsemer
circle left
left allemande
promenade
wheel around, wrong way promenade
gents backtrack
all backtrack
pass partner by, next one dosado
same one swing
M00123.TXT
Titel:STAR THRU MIXER
Formation:Circle
Author:Heiner Fischle
allemande left your corner
dosado your partner
star thru; California twirl
into the center and back
all circle left
your corner swing
promenade
- - - - - - ; back out
M00124.TXT
Titel:GLORIA'S STAR THRU MIXER
Formation:Circle
Author:Heiner Fischle
allemande left corner
partner swing
all circle left
ladies rollaway; all circle right
allemande left corner
dosado partner
star thru; California twirl
into the center forward and back
M00125.TXT
Titel:LADIES IN MIXER
Formation:Circle
Author:Heiner Fischle
circle left
ladies in, the men sashay; circle left
ladies in, the men sashay; circle left
allemande left
grand right and left
# 5 dosado
and swing
promenade
M00131.TXT
Titel:CIRCLE MIXER
Formation:Circle
Author:Heiner Fischle
circle left
into the center forward and back
circle right
into the center forward and back
allemande left your corner
your partner dosado
grand right and left 4 hands
swing #5
M00132.TXT
Titel:SUNNY SIDE MIXER
Formation:Circle
Author:Heiner Fischle
into the center forward and back
California twirl; join hands, circle left sunny side out
into the center and out again
California twirl; face partner
weave the ring
number 5 swing
promenade
- - - - - - - -
M00139.TXT
Titel:MY PRETTY GIRL MIXER
Formation:Circle
Author:Heiner Fischle (Adapted Singing Call Break)
Suggested Music:
My Pretty Girl (Tanz SP 23 112 = WIN 4112)
walk all around the corner lady,
and you see-saw 'round your own
left allemande the corner lady,
grand right and left, you go around
number five, you dosado her,
and you swing her 'round and 'round
promenade around the circle,
gents back out, circle left, you know
M00142.TXT
Titel:ROARING MIXER
Formation:Spokes Circle
Author:Heiner Fischle
My attempt to include a Rory O'More slide
promenade; U turn back
promenade back; face partner
back away; stomp, stomp, stomp; clap, clap, clap
dosado to Alamo ring
balance right, left; slide right
balance left, right; slide left
turn partner right, once around (or 1&1/2)
turn the next by the left into a promenade
M00149.TXT
Titel:E.O.N.S.
Formation:Circle of any people
Author:Heiner Fischle
The perfect way to start a One Night Party
into the center, forward and back
all join hands, circle left
into the center, forward and back
circle right
eight steps into the center
eight steps back
find somebody, give both hands, circle two
- - - - back out to one big circle
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