Dipping & Diving in the Brew is a New England Contra Dance. It was devised by Al Olson in about 1983 and published in Zesty Contras. It is a Triple Minor dance with the 1s, 2s improper. It is a double progression dance. The minor set lasts 32 bars.
In an improper triple minor people at the ends should switch sides when there is only one couple out (not when there are two at that end).
When there are two couples out at top they should:
The behavior at the bottom with two couples is almost the same, the only difference being that there's only one circle at the end, and then both couples partner change.
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 dance contains the following figures: set, circle, calfornia twirl, right and left through, swing (and probably others).
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.
The dance is copyright © ~1983 by Al Olson. My visualization of this dance is copyright © 2022 by George W. Williams V and is released under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
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