Reels for winter art walk

Skip on for 2×8 counts (turning over right shoulder on last 4 counts)

Step up 123

Fast-whip-right crossover-2-3

Switch skip-left skip-right-2-3-4 leap-right leg land-left-front

Hop twist-right twist-left twist-right

Skip-left skip-right step-close left doubly-hop-right step-right-close leap-right left-front-close

(Left foot)

Fast-whip-left crossover-2-3

Switch skip-right skip-left-2-3-4 leap-left leg land-right-front

Sevens turning over left shoulder, point point point hop back

 

Second step (smaller hops, just to get off ground, like a ninja)

Point hop back, step-left right-kickbutt-flip (right foot lands in front of left)

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Sevens turning over left shoulder

Money step, turning while kicking

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Skipp in place for 4, then skip for 4 turning over right shoulder

Arches

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Roundhouse reel step

Roundhouse step (hop-kickbutt-point front) 2 3, switch 23, switch 23, step-turn (flamingo leg)- point left

Left whip – crossover step- open- close back

Switch step , lift right, skip left23, left hop up 23

Notes:

Stretch out the switch23s (very Jessica),  quickly crossover in front

Bounce right into the left side (hop23-roundhouse 23)

Class with Jessica

New reel step:

Fast-whip-right crossover-2-3

Switch skip-left skip-right-2-3-4 leap-right leg land-left-front twist-right twist-left

Skip-right skip-left skip-right step-close left doubly-hop-right step-right-close leap-right left-front-close

Three sea captains:

Tip-step-right rallyright-up-front fast rally-right-hop-back

Tip-side-left crossover-right

Brush-left-forward gallop-click gallop-click

King of the fairies:

Right-tip step-right back-left-toe-click drum&drum

Right-tip step-right back-left-toe-click 4 rallies (right in back)

Right brush swing up, left brush swing up toe & drum

Book club boogie

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This year I joined one official book club and one kind of unofficial book club with my teaching program.  I thought it would be great way to gush over books that I love, live, and breathe and geek out with new friends.

It was.

Mostly.

But it was also a little isolating.  Like I often feel that my perspective is unique.  And not necessarily in a good way.

For instance, here

Me: I want to be Lyra’s friend.  I hate Mrs. Coulter, even more than Umbridge.

B: I don’t like Lyra or Mrs. Coulter.

E: I don’t like Lyra, but I like Mrs. Coulter in terms of the role she was able to craft for herself.

S: I like Lyra and I have to respect Mrs. Coulter’s rise to power as a woman in this world.

C: Lyra was me when I was younger, might be because my parents are Lord Asriel and Mrs. Coulter.

Holy cow.

I guess it’s good to push my horizons, meet all types of people, boom de yadda yadda.  But it’s starting to activate my social anxiety and reinforce my perspective as an outlier.

(September)

Ok, so I started this post in …July… and now I just got an email about setting up another series for the book club.  Someone introduced Chronicles of Narnia as a possibility.  Which was then shot down by a few key members of the book club since they said once was more than enough.   And now I kind of want to quit going to book club.

Guys, Chronicles of Narnia was the first book series I read multiple times.  It holds a special place in my heart: I love it, have strong opinions about it (Book #1 is always “The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe), I have been trying to track down copies of the same publication version that I read in 3rd grade… there are sections that shaped who I am as a person.

I think Aslan has a line in “The Last Battle” saying that it does not matter whose banner you are under if you’re doing good: it is still good.  Same for evil.  And that has really been how I have tried to live my life.

I know Narnia is flawed.  My friends and I bond over the ridiculousness of it, especially “The Last Battle.” C.S. Lewis’ Christian overtones are more like a rock concert decibel in the book.  I consider myself an agnostic/atheist, but having this comparison in my life has helped me develop tolerance for different walks of life and religion.

And I don’t really want to bare this to people who talk over each other.  Or try to sound smart/nitpick things.  I’d rather celebrate things I enjoy.

Flippy reel step

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Very flippy reel step, 3rd step:

Point hop back, step-left right-kickbutt-flip (right foot lands in front of left)

Hop up23, point-right flip point-left

(Run) Step-over right23, stretch right23

Switch hop-back rock-rock-rock

 

old step version:

(Money step) right cross, left push, kick butt left, kick kick push (while turning)

Winter 2017 two-hand set dance

Face each other, skip forward take hands, lady passed on front (her arm in from)

Skip forward 2 beats, sevens outward, sevens inward, lady in back, her hand on partner’s left shoulder

Pop234567 (sevens outward), sunshine arms send in place, sevens while turning over right shoulder, sevens inward, lady in front (partner’s hands on her right shoulder)

Pop234567 (sevens outward), sunshine arms send in place, sevens while turning over left shoulder, sevens inward, face each other

Skip around in circle (be back by 6), face each other.

Take hands and sevens to back, open arms and circle to right, close arms and sevens to front, open arm and circle to right.

Spin lady, skip to back, spin again, face front, point and bow.