Bob's Boomerang (English version)
written by Mike Richardson
duple, longways, improper
|A1.||Women advance and retire (to each other)||(8)|
|Men set and turn single||(8)|
|A2.||Right hands across once around||(8)|
|Left hands across (back to original place)||(8)|
|B1.||All promenade single file CCW around the set and turn alone||(8)|
|Promenade back single file to original place||(8)|
|B2.||Ladies open chain over to partner||(8)|
|Ladies open chain back to neighbor||(8)|
- written for my friend Bob Archer, to celebrate his somewhat circuitous way of moving from England to Seattle, which first required a short-lived job in Sydney, Australia, followed by a return to Seattle.
- Anita Anderson has written a very nice tune of the same name in honor of the same event.
- As we were trying to think of suitable titles for the tune and dance, Bob’s return and his unusual path to Seattle suggested some use of the word “boomerang”.
- This dance also works as a 3 couple set dance.
- Adam Carlson liked the dance, and asked me for a version that would work as a contra dance.
- The chain in B2 is especially nice if done as an open chain (space permitting).
- Original dance had R hands across followed by circle R once in A2. I now prefer this version.