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Suburban Mayhem

by Peter Foster

Permission: full

FormationBase: Zia
Progression: Single

Figures:

A1

(6) Women allemande left 1 // Men allemande right 1 || Women star left 3/4 // Men star right 3/4

(10) Neighbor swing || C3 corner swing

A2

(8) Ladies chain to partner || Grand ladies chain to corner C1

(8) Ladies chain to neighbor || Grand ladies chain to corner C3

B1

(6) Circle left 3/4 || Circle left 3/8

(10) Partner swing || Partner swing; form a square

B2

(12) Square the set:

(4) With arms on partner's back, curve 1/4 of the way counterclockwise around your square/hands-four; face out

(4) Curve 1/4 of the way counterclockwise around your square/hands-four; face in

(4) Curve 1/4 of the way counterclockwise around your square/hands-four; face out, facing N2

(4) Pass through along (N2R)

Calling Notes:

If the women star left 3/4, progression in the square is one position to the right. If men star, it's straight ahead. Recommended to swap randomly between these versions to break up shadow effects.

B2 move is "Square the Set" from Irish set dancing. It's a more connected form of "lead out to the right".
The first half of the B2 in the square can be thought of as "lead to the right, then continue around the set (backing up) to finish opposite where you started, facing in"
Appearances: website Foster