Jim York - Hash, live recording, 1955

Title

Jim York - Hash, live recording, 1955

Subject

Transitional/Western 1950s

Description

Jim Mayo: Jim York was a very prolific writer of choreography. The Sets In Order magazine began publishing dances regularly in 1953 and Jim York's dances appeared regularly from then on. I believe Jim York wrote the Suzie Q call that he used in this dance.

Jerry Reed: I believe this recording is an example of what local callers (area unknown but probably California) were calling in 1955. This choreography is a single patter tip from a dance called by Jim York. The audio of the dance included six singing calls and four patter tips. The singing calls were corner progression choreography using repeating figures.

Tony Parkes: Note that Jim starts his sequences with "finish your swing," indicating that in his area at that time, the dancers swung (without a specific call to do so) after promenading home.

The following choreography is from one of the tips and is about 5 minutes long.

(First Sequence - This sequence is about one minute long)
Bow to Partner
Give her a swing
Allemande Left In the Alamo Style
Right to your own and Balance
Box Gnat
Girls Star Left (Gents Stand Pat)
Box the Gnat
Gents Star Left
Right Hand Swing
Wagon Wheel
Strip the Gears
Do Paso (Partner Left, Corner Right, Partner Left)
Allemande Thar
Shoot the Star (All the Way Around)
All Around Left Hand Lady
See Saw Taw
Allemande Left
Right & Left Grand
Promenade

(Second Sequence - This sequence is just over one minute long)
1 and 3 Finish Your Swing
Forward & Back and Forward Again
Pass Thru
Split the Ring Around One
Down The Middle
Pass Thru
Split the Ring
Around One
Down The Middle
Cross Trail Thru
U-Turn Back
Suzie Q (Opposite Right, Partner Left, Opposite Right, Partner Left)
(Around the Opposite) Do Sa Do
1 & 3 Half Sashay
Forward & Back
Box the Flea (With the Opposite Two)
Turn To the Sides
With a Suzie Q (Opposite Right, Partner Left, Opposite Right, Partner Left)
Face those 2 and Circle ½
Inside High and Outside Low
Circle in The middle
Full Turn
Pass Thru
Split the Outside....
Around One Into The Middle
Right & Left Thru (Face In The Middle)
Cross Trail
Left Allemande
Right & Left Grand
Promenade

(Third Sequence - This sequence is just under one minute long)
2 and 4 Finish Your Swing
Forward & Back
Pass Thru
Turn Back
Box the Gnat (Face the Heads)
Right & Left Thru
Inside Arch, Outside Under
Into The Middle
Box the Gnat (Face in the Middle)
Right & Left Thru (Face in the Middle)
Whirl Away
Forward & Back, Forward Again
Box the Gnat (Face the Heads)
Right & Left Thru
Inside Arch, Outside Under (Into the Middle)
Box The Gnat (Face In the Middle)
Right & Left Thru
Cross Trail Thru
Left Allemande
Right & Left Grand
Promenade

(Fourth Sequence - This sequence is just over one minute long)
1 & 3 Forward & Back
Pass Thru
Turn Back
Box the Gnat (Face the Sides)
Right & Left Thru
Inside Arch, Outside Under
Into the Middle
Box the Gnat (Face in the Middle)
Cross Trail
Split the Ring
Around One, Into the Middle
Box the Gnat (Pull By)
Split the Ring
Stand Four in a Line
Forward Eight & Back
Pass Thru
Ends Turn In
Duck to the Middle
Right & Left Thru
Face in the Middle
Pass Thru
Left Allemande
Right & Left Grand
Promenade

(Fifth Sequence - This sequence is the last one of this tip and just about one minute long)
2 & 4 Finish Your Swing
Forward & Back
Pass thru
Separate Around One, Down the middle
Pass Thru
Separate Around One, Down the middle
Cross Trail Thru
U-Turn
Suzie Q (Opposite Right, Partner Left, Opposite Right, Partner Left)
(Go Round the Opposite) Do Sa Do
(Same Two) ½ Sashay
Forward Up & Back, Forward Again
Box the Gnat
Cross Trail
Left Allemande
Right & Left Grand
Promenade

Creator

Jim York

Date Created

1955?

Spatial Coverage

USA, California?

Temporal Coverage

1950s

Item Relations

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