Contra in a Teacup

Contra in a Teacup is a New England Contra Dance. It was devised by George Williams in 2019. It is a Four Face Four dance. The dance lasts 32 bars.

I wanted to put the plus level square dance call, Teacup Chain into a contra dance. To make things even more confusing you could switch between head and side ladies center alternate times through the dance. The dance has no other virtue, and there are probably few who could dance it.

The animation plays at 120 counts per minute normally, but the first time through the set the dance is slowed down so people can learn the moves more readily. Men are drawn as rectangles, women as ellipses. Each couple is drawn in its own color, however the border of each dancer indicates what role they currently play so the border color may change each time through the minor set.

The dances of George Williams (including this one) are licenced under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike: CC BY-NC-SA license.

1-4Lines of four, forward and back
5-8Corner allamande left one and a half, end in square formation
9-24Head ladies center, Teacup chain
25-26Sides pass through
27-28Heads pass through, gents turn left, ladies right
29-32Swing (original) partner into lines facing original direction

If you find what you believe to be a mistake in this animation, please leave a comment on youtube explaining what you believe to be wrong. If I agree with you I shall do my best to fix it.

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The dance is copyright © 2019 by George Williams. And is released under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. My visualization of this dance is copyright © 2019 by George W. Williams V and is released under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

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