USA

Charleston Madison

The Charleston Madison is a line dance choreographed by Richard Powers.
Music: 4/4 meter

Formation: Individuals, beg all facing top of hall. Can also be done in a circle of couples.

Presented in 2011 by Richard Powers. View the pdf here.

Gypsy Polka Mixer

This is an easy polka mixer choreographed by Richard Powers and based on John Filcich’s much longer (48 bar) Tamburitza Polka, presented at Stockton in 1954. The name affectionately refers to the 1950s when many high-energy folk dances were whimsically called “Gypsy.”

Presented by Richard Powers in 2011. View pdf here.

I’m Busted

An easy 4-wall line dance choreographed by Jerry and Kathy Helt.
Music:  2/4 meter  BLUE STAR RECORD, 2219-B or any fun,
jazzy music with a 2/4 rhythm
Formation:  Individuals dancing in lines all facing the same direction. Begin facing the front of the hall.

Presented by Jerry and Kathy Helt in 2013. View pdf here.

Jiffy Mixer

Dance composed by Jerry and Kathy Helt.

Music:     Windsor No.4684, Music by the Pete Lofthouse Band.

Formation:      Cpis in Butterfly pos. M's back twd ctr of hall. Steps are described for the M, W dances opp ftwk.

Presenter not given, presented in 2013. View pdf here.

Paul Jones

The Paul Jones mixer has been around for over a century and thus has evolved into many regional
forms. Essentially it is comprised of figures done by couples taking hands in a circle, often concluding with a Grand Chain, then everyone dances with a new partner.
Music:  Almost anything will do. Richard Powers 2011 CD, Track 10 2/4, 4/4, ¾ -- Your choice.
Fast, slow, medium or wild and crazy. Your choice.
Formation:  Couples in a single circle, although Betty Lee described up to three nested circles.

Presented by Richard Powers in 2011. View pdf here.

Tango Mixer

This very easy tango mixer is much simpler than most folk dance patterns because of its different
context. Instead of being learned and mastered in a class and then performed, it’s designed to be taught on-the-fly at a party, perhaps a wedding or informal dance party, possibly to non-dancers. A good rule of thumb is that if you’re teaching a dance at a party, it should take less than five minutes. And if the party includes non-dancers, simple walking steps are best. Choreographed by Richard Powers.

Presented by Richard Powers in 2011. View pdf here.

Tokyo Polka

A line dance choreographed by Richard Powers.
Music:  2/4 meter  Richard Powers 2011 CD, Track 1
Leva’s Polka, 124 BPM Notes: The Savo Finnish tune Ievan Polkka , meaning Eva's Polka, is also known as Loituma's Polka and Leva's Polka. The version remixed by Beatnick has a stronger polka beat. The Japanese version of that tune is by Hatsune Miku, who is a virtual idol in Japan. Of course the Japanese version is the better match for Tokyo Polka, and is the one on the camp CD.
Formation:  Individual dancers, all facing top of hall.

Presented by Richard Powers in 2011. View pdf here.