Dances written by Al Green

Squares

A. Fairly Easy

Glossary (right hand lady progression)
   A1 Heads Promenade around the outside
   A2 4 men left hand star (or ladies right hand star), Partner dosado
   B1 Corners left allemande, pass partner, swing the next
   B2 Promenade
   
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Synchromesh Square - similar to Tony Parkes dance of the same name
   A1 4 ladies chain, all promenade halfway
   A2 Heads pass through, U turn back, all Circle left halfway (MMWW)
   B1 4 ladies pass through, turn left single file and stop behind the men,
      4 men pass through, corner swing
   B2 Promenade
   
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Princess Quadrille - similar to Jerrry Helt's dance Queens Quadrille (right hand lady progression)
   A1 Heads half promenade, head ladies chain
   A2 Sides half promenade, side ladies chain
   B1 All circle left, corner swing
   B2 Promenade
   
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Split Your sides
   A1 Heads opposite dosado, face sides, split them go round your corner to lines of 4
   A2 Pass through, U turn back, Right & left through
   B1 2 Ladies chain across & back
   B2 Promenade
   
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Singing Call figure 1
   A1 Heads promenade half way, sides right & left through
   A2 4 ladies chain & rollaway, Circle left halfway
   B1 Corner left allemand, new partner swing
   B2 Promenade
   
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Using Circle to a line
   Circle 3/4  No 1
   A1 4 ladies chain, side ladies chain
   A2 Heads lead right, circle to a line, balance forward & back
   B1 (in 4s) Circle left 3/4, Corner swing
   B2 Promenade
   
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Circle 3/4   No 2
   A1 Heads lead right, circle to a line, balance forward & back
   A2 (in 4s) right hand star, ladies chain,
   B1 Circle left 3/4, pass through, corner short swing
   B2 Promenade
   
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Chain & promenade
   A1 Head couples half promenade Head ladies chain,
   A2 Sides lead right, circle to a line, balance forward & back
   B1 Right & left through, 2 ladies chain,
   B2 Promenade
   
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Indiana Quadrille
   A1 Heads promenade halfway, Heads lead right, circle
   A2 to a line, Balance forward & back, Right & left through.
   B1 All circle left 1/4 (men's home)  Corner swing
   B2 Promenade
   
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Pass through & promenade
   A1 Head ladies chain, Sides lead right, circle
   A2 to a line, Balance forward & back, Right & left through
   B1 2 ladies chain, Pass through, go to the left
   B2 Promenade
   
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Stepping across
First
   A1 All 8 forward & back, 4 ladies chain
   A2 Side ladies chain, Heads lead right, circle
   B1  to a line, Balance forward & back, ladies cross over and swing
   B2 Promenade
   
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Second
   AI Heads forward & back, head ladies chain
   A2 Heads promenade halfway, sides lead right, circle
   B1 to a line, Balance forward & back, Men cross over and swing
   B2 Promenade
   
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With right & left Through 
First
   A1 4 ladies chain, head ladies chain
   A2 Sides Right & left through, Heads  lead right & circle,
   B1 To a line, Balance forward & back, Men cross over and swing
   B2 Promenade
   
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Second
   A1 Heads Right & left through, head ladies chain
   A2 Sides lead right & circle to a line, balance forward & back
   B1 Right & left through, ladies cross over & swing
   B2 Promenade
   
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Star at the sides (partner keeper)
   A1 Heads forward & back,  your opposite dosado & face your corner
   A2 (in 4s)  Circle left, left hand star
   B1 Heads right hand star , corners left allemand
   B2 Partner dosado, partner swing.

B. More Complex

Circles & Stars  (Partner keeper)
   A1 Heads Circle right 3/4, pass through (in 4s) Circle left 3/4
   A2 Lines go forward & back, (in 4s) Right hand star
   B1 Centres left hand star, while the ends left allemand, partner swing
   B2 promenade

Contras

California Twirl-Duple improper
   A1 Neighbour dosado,  neighbour swing
   A2 Down in 4s, turn as couples, return & bend the line
   B1 Right & left through, ladies chain
   B2 Circle left 3/4, balance the ring, California twirl
   
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Gypsy Galore - Duple improper
   A1 Neighbour gypsy,  & swing
   A2 Long lines forward & back, Men allemand left 1 1/2
   B1 Partner gypsy & swing
   B2 Long lines forward & back, Circle right 3/4, pass through
   
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Half figure 8 - Duple improper
   A1 Neighbour dosado, 1s swing- and finish facing down between 2s
   A2 Down in 4s, 1s turn as a couple, ends turn alone, return, (MMWW)
      (carefully) bend the line  -Note now all proper
   B1 Long lines forward & back, 1s up through the 2s 1/2 figure 8
   B2 In 4s circle left, 2s swing and face up
   
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More of Rory-Duple improper
   A! Circle left, neighbour dosado to a wave
   A2 Rory O More balance & spin
   B1 Neighbour balance & swing
   B2 Long Lines forward & back, 1s swing and face down
   
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Wave to Rory - Becket
   A1 Slant left right & left through, straight across right & left through
   A2 Ladies chain, circle left 3/4 make a wave
   B1 Rory O More balance & spin
   B2 Partner balance & swing
   
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Leeds Airport Coffee - Duple improper
   A1 With neighbour 2 hand balance, Star thru, ladies chain
   A2 Hey (ladies pass right shoulders)
   B1 Ladies gypsy with enthusiasm, partner swing
   B2 Long lines forward & back, Circle left 3/4, pass through
   
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Leeds Airport Coffee Mark 2 -Duple improper
   A1 With neighbour 2 hand balance, Star thru, men chain
   A2 Hey (men pass left shoulders)
   B1 Men left gypsy with enthusiasm, partner swing
   B2 Circle left 3/4, balance the ring, California twirl
   
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Box the bugs - Duple improper
   A1 Neighbour right hand balance, box the gnat, Men star left 1 1/2
   A2 Hey, (pass partner right shoulder)
   B1 Partner gypsy, swing
   B2 Circle left 3/4, balance, California twirl
   
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Becket O More - Becket
   A1 Pass the ocean, Balance, Ladies turn left 1/2, balance,
   A2 Extend to the next, (let go hands, advance to next couple & make a new wave) with neighbour.
      Balance, Right turn 1/2, men left turn 1/2, with partner right turn 3/4 to make tidal waves (men face in, ladies face out)
   B1 Rory O More balance & spin
   B2 Partner balance & swing
   
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Variations on a theme
   These are just gender changes as in Leeds Airport Coffee no2
  
Pat's Parade  no2 - Duple improper
   A1 Neighbour balance & swing
   A2 Down in 4s. Man no 2 with a lady in each hand tie a single bow knot - right hand high left hand low. Man no 1 turns alone.
      All now facing up, return.
   B1 Circle left, partner swing
   B2 Ladies chain, left hand star
  
   In the original dance by Sue Rosen:
  
   A2 No2 lady ties the knot and no 1 lady turns alone
   B2 Half promenade, ladies chain
   
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Roll up the rug No2 - Duple improper 
   A1 Neighbour  balance & swing
   A2 Give & Take - (Lines go forward, ladies take the men back with them)
		Partner swing
   B1 Half promenade, ladies chain
   B2 Hey (ladies pass right shoulders)
  
   
   In the original dance by Don Flaherty
   A2 Give & Take - (Lines go forward, men take the ladies back with them)
		Partner swing
   B1 Circle left, ladies chain

Circle mixers

Ladies Mixer-Single circle couples facing in
   A1 All  forward & back, all forward, only the men come back
   A2 Men face right, ladies face left - walk single file reverse back to partner
   B1 Partner dosado,  find neighbour & swing
   B2 Promenade
   
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Weave mixer, Single circle couples facing in
   A1 Circle right, Forward & back
   A2 Partner dosado,
      Ladies stand still while the men weave past 4, starting with right shoulder
   B1 With No5 dosado & swing
   B2 Promenade
   Next time the men stand still while the ladies weave; after a few times have every one weave
   
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Five couple circle
   A1 Circle Left, Circle Right
   A2 Forward & back, Partner mountain style dosado (lariat)
   B1 Forward & back, neighbour  mountain style dosado (lariat)
   B2 Ladies left hand star, neighbour swing
   
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Big circle with hey. Single circle couples facing in
   A1 Forward & back, partner dosado
   A2 Hey for three, Pass partner right, 1st neighbour, Left shoulder gypsy
      Pass partner right, 2nd neighbour, left shoulder gypsy
   B1 Pass partner to 1st neighbour, dosado & swing
   B2 Promenade
   
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Sashay mixer- Single circle couples facing in
   A1  forward & back, Neighbour left allemand
   A2 Partner dosado, right hand pull by. With the next, left shoulder dosado, left hand pull by
   B1 With the next dosado, swing
   B2 Promenade
   
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