These dances were mostly inspired by the choreography of Al Olson. Although a number of dances have been written in this formation, my favorites always include two swings, and a change in position in the line for the "buddy" couples.
Another Bloom 5 Easy (3/7/1998 New Haven, CT) A1 Forward and Back Corner allemande left once Pass your partner by the right A2 Balance and Swing the Next (every other time this will be the same person)
B1 Head couple right and left through* Side couple right and left through* B2 Partner Balance and Swing * Dancers should use the full 8 counts for these. This is a much easier version of Al's "Bloom 5"
The Danish Loom Adv (10/12/2002) Jamaica Plains, MA A1 Lines of 4 forward and back Opposite see saw A2 Right diagonals change places* (using hands or not)** Left diagonals change places Right diagonals change places Left diagonals change places (end having changed position with your trail buddy couple, and standing next to P, lady on the right) B1 Circle left with the opposite couple three-quarterrs Neighbor Swing B2 Give and take to the gents side *If there is no dancer on the diagonal, do not move ** Using hands probably works better
Spring Blooms Easy (3/26/1998 VFW Cambridge, MA) A1 Forward and Back Corner allemande left once Pass partner by the right A2 Balance and Swing the next
B1 All into the center and on the way back Ladies roll away left Sides pass through Heads pass through B2 Partner Balance and Swing
Ten Years of Dancing Easy 11/24/2000 Oerbaek, Denmark) A1 Forward and Back Corner Swing A2 Heads right and left through Sides right and left through
B1 Corner do si do This partner (from swing in A1) do si do once and a half B2 Original Partner Balance and Swing Written for the celebration of 10 years of dancing in Oerbaek Denmark. My pleasure to be the caller for the evening.