This is a collection of gimmick square dance material I have written. These sequences are hard. They should be accessable to very strong plus dancers, but you may have more success calling them to an advanced or challenge crowd.
If you do give these a try, I would very much like to hear how they worked out!
I wish I could claim credit for this gimmick, but I cannot. I first saw it at a challenge weekend called by Lee Kopman at Bay Path Barn. I enjoyed it so much, I decided to write some sequences of my own.
The gimmick is: after every call, if you are standing next to your partner, you trade with them. The trade is not called, the dancers must remember to do it as if by instinct (credit goes to Lisa Greenleaf for the name!)
This .zip file includes 5 sequences with partner trades, and additional sequences where the implied calls are 1/2 trade, u turn back, and girls run. These sequences were called by Clark Baker at the Tech Squares weekend at Lake Shore Farm in March 2002.
To dance these sequences, you must do only 1/2 of each and every call. The "1/2" is not called. The dancers must remember that there is an implicit "1/2" before every call.
I had been wondering for several years if this was even possible, and if so, if it would be fun to dance. I used a custom computer program to write these sequences, and am quite pleased with the results.
This .zip file includes 6 sequences with the "1/2" gimmick, plus one sequence where the dancers are to do 1 and 1/2 of every call. These sequences were called by Bill Ackerman at the Tech Squares weekend at Lake Shore Farm in March 2003.