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Aug2013: The Long Hello by Jonathan King.
[(New, Work-in-progress) BECKET: Reverse-prog.]
Rights-&-lefts across(8). On the Left-diagonal, Ladies chain(8).
Long-lines; while backing-up, the Lady in the Gents right-hand, puts herself into wrap(4+4); Nbr wrap. Star-promenade to the other side(4) and ladies unwrap(4), so that #1Gent-and-Lady are facing down, other couple facing up.
[Gents, pull against each other a bit, so that] As a couple, slide-left a little and then: With the couple that is facing you [your partner is in it] Circle-left halfway(4) Now the Lady in the Gents Left-hand, i.e, his partner, puts herself into wrap(4); Partner wrap.
Star-promenade all-the-way around to the Gent's home side(8).

Lady unwraps into a partner swing(16).
In honor of the marriage of Sidney & Lainey, and of Donny & Shauna.
Takes a move from Tailor Made by Kirston Koths.
Aug2013: (Princely) Petronella stars by Jonathan King.
[(New, Work-in-progress) BECKET: Reverse-prog.]

A “Petronella-star” is a conventional petronella (ring-balance, twirl-right one place) but ending in a L-hand wristgrip-star. A “petronella-star 5-places-round” is relative to your initial psn. You end up in the same place a “circle-right 5-places ” puts you, but using 16 beats of music.

A “revonella” is a reverse petronella: Ring-balance, then twirl-left one place. A “Revonella-star” is a reverse petronella that ends in a right-hand star. And a “revonella-star 4-places-round” puts you back where you started.

Revonella-star all-the-way round(8+8). Face away from your partner, and take hands4 with a new couple. [Your partner is in a different hands4.]
Petronella-star 5-places(8+8) Gents look-right to see a new nbr.

Swing this new-nbr(8), and slide-left till you are across from the couple that has your partner. Gents R-allemand 1.5 (8).
Partner bal&swing(4+12).
I wrote this dance for Stan & Linda Prince, who have been energetic contra dance organizers for many years, making many hundreds of people happy.
Aug2013: Ribbing Adam by Jonathan King.
[(New, Work-in-progress) BECKET: Rev-progression; so have the hands-4 rotate one click to the right. Each Lady is on her Home side.]

With partner, promenade across(8). Ladies chain(8), then give a R-hand to partner, across the set.
[Facing partner] Square Through [Across the set: Prtnr R-hand bal and pull-by(4+2); w.nbr L-hand pull-by(2); w.prtnr bal and pull-by(4+2); w.nbr pull-by(2)], to face new NBR. Gents always turn right, ladies turn left.
[With these new nbrs] Step immediately into a short wavy-line across the set [Ladies in the center], bal-the-wave(4). Everyone spin/slide right, with Gents sliding two places to snag L-hands(4). Gents allemand-L 3/4 into a long wavy-line of Gents in the center(4), and bal-the-wave(4).
[Each Lady is at her Home, on the side of the set.] Ladies: Bring home either your partner, or a Gent-in-Trade, and swing (4+12) on the side of the set. [Make sure to end that swing across from the couple that has the lady from the short-wave.]

(Using hand-signals, telepathy, carrier pigeons) While the Gents are allemanding and balancing, Jane agrees to trade partners with one of these 2 ladies. In that case, Jane takes the appropriate gent –who is facing away from her– and brings him home to swing; he is Jane's new partner. (Jane's trading-lady will take Jane's former partner home to swing.)
Lost-and-found is at the bottom of the set.
N.B: A trade causes the Gent to switch his direction of progression.]
Those who go to dance-weekends in Florida, know Rona Wiener, role-switching imp. When you see a ball of Joyful Chaos moving down a contra-line, Rona is probably in the center of it. I wrote this dance for her.
Aug2013: Double Dolphin Hey by Jonathan King.
[(New, Work-in-progress) IMPROPER: Call the #1-Gents–side, the “Dolphin-side”]

[A dolphin-hey is a hey-for-3, with the two ONEs acting as a single person. To turn-around, each turns in place, so now #1Lady is in front of #1Gent. When they turn again, the #1Gent will be in front of #1Lady. At all times, the #1Gent is dolphin-side of the #1Lady. (After 16 beats, all four folk are back where they started; the ONEs in the center, facing dolphin-side, Gent-before-Lady.)]

Circle left all-the-way(8). Nbr swing(8). Puts the TWOs above, progressing.
“(Long-)Lines ricochet-swing”(8). [Long-lines, the TWOs ricochet back to place, while the ONEs swing in the center, and end in the center, Lady behind Gent, facing across, facing the Dolphin-side.]
Dolphin-hey, ONEs (as a unit) split the above-TWOs(16).
Dolphin-hey, ONEs split the below-TWOs(16), ending in a hand-4 with them.
If anyone asks: “What's Dolphin hey?”, answer “It's what domesticated dolphins eat.”
July2013: Not all Earthquakes are Andreas' Fault by Jonathan King.
[BECKET: Before becketizing, ID dir-of-prog. Triple-Swing version, single-progression.]
Star-R 3-places(8). With new couple, star-L all-the-way(8).
[Face orig. Nbr; ONEs down, TWOs up]  Square Through [Nbr R-hand bal and pull-by(4+2); w.prtnr L-hand pull-by across(2); w.nbr R-hand bal and pull-by(4+2); w.prtnr pull-by across(2)], to face current nbr. In this Square-Through: Gents always turn right, ladies turn left.
Swing curr.nbr(8). Face away from the-one-you-swung, and swing the next(8) [in your dir-of-prog.].
Circle-left 3-places(8). Partner swing(8).
Alt- Double-swing Version: Swing curr.nbr(8). With next nbr, Mad-Robin 1.5 places [Gent slides-left behind next nbr-lady as she slides-right; he slides-right in front of her, then slides-left behind her, to become the Circle-left of (B2)](8).
To change the Single-progression into Double-prog.: At the end of (B2), end the partner-swing with a slide-L to face a new couple. Consequently, it is better to change the (A1) Star-R into a Circle-left.

First called at Cocoa Beach, 03Aug2013. I wrote this dance to thank Andreas G. for his warm hospitality at a previous Cocoa gig, 2 months earlier.
July2013: Oval-teen by Jonathan King.
[BECKET: At A2, explain the pattern: Gents allemand-L, oval-right; Ladies allemand-R, oval-left.]
[Slide-left to New Nbrs to...] Circle left 3-places(8). Nbr swing(8).
Gents allemand-L(8) [back to place].   Oval-right(8).
[You are across from your Partner, and same-gender Nbr; they are couple #1. Oval-R to past couple #2, #3, #4, and as you get to couple #5. Gents stop, Ladies get ready to...]

Circle left 3-places(8). Partner swing, and slide-left to face new Nbrs(8).
Written for my teen, Ruth, when she was 12, while driving to pick her up from Adventure Camp.
Chainsaw Orbit by Jonathan King.
[BECKET: Huge oval.] [Before becketizing, identify Dir-of-Progress. Becketize, then identify home-side.]
…Oval right(8) [“Ovaltine”]. Oval left(8) [“Ovaltang”].
[Original foursomes] Circle-left(8) [approx] 3-places. [C'mon back with a] Left-Hands-across star(8); at halfway round, Gents push off [and walk fwd in dir-of-progression] while Ladies keep on allemanding halfway more, to progress.
[Ladies look right and] Allemand-R the new nbr-lady coming toward her; simultaneously, Gents orbit CCW around the ladies(8) [As two gents cross, I suggest passing L-shoulders, interlocking their orbits.]. Partner-swing(8), on your original [home] side.
A modification of D.L's beloved Chainsaw Reel,
Hey on the fritz by Jonathan King.
[IMPROPER: ] [@Hands4, temporarily becketize, hands in long lines, join at ends to make a huge Oval. Partner in one hand, Shadow in the other.] [Walkthru: At star-end, ]
Partner bal&swing(4+12).
Ladies chain(8). Ladies start half-hey(8). [As Gents finish crossing the set, melt into a...]
...Nbr swing(8). Gents “Left-shoulder Hey” [a half-hey](8). Gents pass L-shoulder, then R-shoulder with partner, then looks right, and sticks out R-arm, ready for the star-R with new nbrs. Each Lady passes R-shoulder w.partner, then does a L-shoulder gypsy with the other lady, till she sees her partner's back; hook on to him and make a R-hand star with New Nbrs.
A modification of: The Ritz by Gene Hubert.
Musk of Contra by Jonathan King.
[PROPER, triple minor: 48-beat tune] abc
123

To Money Musk, this adjoins figures for the TWOs and THREEs, and introduces a swing.

ONEs allemand-R 1.5, while TWOs/THREEs do a mad-robin [#3 Gent slides Left in front of #2 Gent](8). 1bc
a23
.
ONEs cast down to 2nd place(4) [“ONEs go below”], while TWOs lead up.
Forward six & six fall back(4). b1c
2a3
.

ONEs R-hand turn 3/4 to lines-of-3 facing up and down(8) b c
1 a
2 3
. Forward six &  back(4). ONEs R-hand turn to home side(4) bac
213
.

[The order is TWOs ONEs THREEs] Top two couples: Right and left over and back(8+8), during which the THREEs swing (across the set). b acb
2 132
.
My original version of the following was too complex to dance:
Conveyor my Love by Jonathan King.
[BECKET: Has the conveyor-belt move]

Am working on a simplified version, and when it is done, it will appear here.

## Contradances written by my daughter

What's good for the Goose is good for the Gander by Ruth King (age 10).
[IMPROPER: Gent roll-away Lady, L roll-away G at right-angles]
On side of set: With nbr, Do-Si-Do 1.5 (8). Across the set: With partner, See-saw [or left allemand] 1.5 (8).
On (other) side of set: Swing nbr(8). Ladies chain(8).
[From the hey go into] Partner-swing(8). Goose-then-Gander move(4), couple ends facing up/down the set, facing their current nbrs. Then pass-through(4) to a new couple.
Music should be a bit slower than standard.
Goose-then-Gander move: [Along the side, R-to-L] Gent rolls the lady away(2), then Lady rolls the gent away [R-to-L](2), but he ends up across the set. So as he is rolled away, he steps slightly away from his partner [and toward the other gent], ending as-a-couple facing up/down the set.

### Videos

A video of JK calling Three Ceremonies by Adriane Moser.
Ladies pass right to start a full hey (8+8).
Ladies cross the set, passing right shoulders, to swing partner(4+12).
Long-lines(8). Circle left all way, then slide-L to new NBRs(8).
Jonathan King (no-walk-through) | Montage.
Jolaine Jones-Pokorney | Barnstorm.
Posted on the Callers mailing list was: “The published choreography has B1 as pass rt shoulder to gypsy partner, then swing.”
, to a mellow mellow tune. This no-walk-through is from Vernals 2012:

An older video: Chainsaw Reel by Don Lennartson.
[BECKET: Huge oval circle]
[Same two] Ladies chain(8). Long lines(8); keep hands, and connect at the ends to make a huge oval.
Oval right(8) [“Ovaltine”]. Oval left(8) [“OvalTang”].
[Original foursomes] Circle-left(8). [C'mon back with a] Left-hand star(8) all the way around.
[Ladies look right and] Allemand-R the new nbr-lady coming toward you(8). Partner-swing(8), on the side.
Jonathan King, Footloose. Called as no-walk-through. Caller? | Band?.
, from Vernals 2011: .

JK composed