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The Birds and the Bees {2008 version}

by Rick Mohr

Permission: full

Status: deprecated

FormationBase: Grid Square
Progression: Single. One square
PhraseStructure: 8*8*2

Figures:

A1

(1-8) Heads go forward and back

(9-16) [Sides] Right and left through with partner

(13-16) [Heads] Circle left 3/4

A2

(4) [Heads] Circle left 3/4 (continued)

(2) [Heads] Pass through (C2R)

(10) Corner swing [head men with C3, head women with C1]

B1

(8) Lines at sides go forward and back

(8) Men allemande left 1 & 1/2; face corner C2 || Women adjust to form column across the hall

B2

(4) C2 corner balance

(4) In columns across the hall, grand right and left (R;L)

(4) Next opposite balance

(4) In columns across the hall, grand right and left (R;L)

C1

(4) C2 corner balance [with square #2]

(12) C2 corner swing; form square on diagonal [with partner, square #2]

C2

(8) In a square, go forward and back while men roll away corner C3 [with square #2]

(8) Men star left 1 [with square #2]; return to place

D1

(4) C3 corner box the gnat [with square #2]

(2) C3 corner pull by right [with square #2]

(10) Women star left 1 & 1/4 [with square #2]

D2

(4) Partner balance

(12) Partner swing

Calling Notes:

Alternate between heads and sides.

Instructions had a typo with women star right in the D1.
Appearances: website Mohr archive <http://web.archive.org/web/20090830054605/http://rickmohr.net/Contra/Dances.asp#div_BirdsAndBees>