Misunderstood Loon is a New England Contra Dance. It was devised by Nathaniel Jack in 2019. It was interpreted by SBCDS in 2019. It is a Becket dance. The minor set lasts 32 bars.
We (the Santa Barbara Contra Dance) were supposed to be dancing Nathaniel Jack's Loon on the Lake, but somehow we didn't understand the calls. This is what we ended up dancing. It actually worked pretty well.
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: hand turn (allemande), set, circle, hands across, hey, long lines forward and back, 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 © 2019 by Nathaniel Jack. The interpretation is copyright © 2019 by SBCDS. 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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