Mariah Fabry's Dances

 Bass Ackwards Butterfly -improper by Mariah Fabry (7-17)
A1 Neighbor gypsy half way, gents pass left, 1/2 hey
     Neighbor swing
A2 Ladies allemande right once around
     Scoop you neighbor, star promenade and butterfly whirl to a bass ackwards line of 4*
B1 Down the hall (6), gents arch, ladies duck thru
     Partner swing
B2 Up the hall bend the line
     Circle left 3, pass thru to next
*Turn the butterfly 1/4 extra so gents join left hands in the center. 
   One couple will be facing down the hall, one up.  Go down the hall one couple backing up.

Down the Aisle-Becket by Mariah Fabry (written for Larry and Carol's wedding, 5-15)

  (Swing Partner on the side of set and step to Lines of 4)

A1 Down the Aisle in Lines of 4
      Turn as a couple and  come on back

A2 Bend the Line and Circle Left 3 places
      All 4 balance, 1's arch, 2's dive,

B1 New Neighbor, Balance and

B2 Ladies Allamande Rt 1 1/2
      to your Partner and Swing

*Easy and fun for a room full of wedding guests

Crazy for Cape Contra*- improper by Mariah Fabry (2012)


A1 Neighbor Balance
      & Swing

A2  Circle Left 3 places, Step to a wave facing your shadow
      Balance Forward and Back

B1 Shadow Rt Allemande once around
      Partner Swing

B2 Circle Left 3 places
      All 4 balance, 1's arch, 2's dive, (new neighbor)

*or Crazy for whatever town you're calling in.
**Easy beginner dance.


Kiwis Kavort-Becket  by Mariah Fabry (1-2017)


A1 Slice left to new neighbors and push straight back     
       Right and left thru, courtesy turn plus a little bit more, to a short wavy line*

A2 Balance right and  left, centers slide right
      Neighbor swing

B1 Star left all the way round  
      Circle left all the way back 

B2 All 4 Balance, Ladies tug your partner over
     & swing

*Keep left hands with partner, ladies join rights in center

Written for  Karen Christmas, a New Zealand native


Yo Ho Ho and a Bottle of Sarsparilla* -improper Pirate Dance   by Mariah Fabry (4-13)

A1 Ladies (wenches) Hook Right elbows turn 1 1/2     
      Scoop your partner (plunder) as you go by, star promenade and butterfly

A2 Send Gents (Pirates) in to hook left elbows, turn 1 1/2
     Neighbor swing

B1 Circle left 3
     Partner swing

B2 Ladies chain     
      Star left once around, Ladies look to new N Lady

*Temperance is still in effect at the Monday club, even for us pirates. 

 Heavenly -improper by Mariah Fabry (6-2014)

A1 Circle Left all the way round
       Star Left all the way back

A2 Ladies reach under star to pull gent to your side of set with under arm turn-Heavenly!
      & Swing

B1 Ladies Allemande Rt 1 1/2
      to your Neighbor and Swing

B2 All 4 Balance, Petronella
      All 4 Balance, Petronella and a little bit more to New Neighbors



Birdsong by Mariah Fabry (2012) contra improper

A1 Circle balance, Neighbor star thru and Swing

A2 Left hands across star, 4 places
     Ladies allamande left 1 1/2, gents drop out (whistle and preen their feathers, cast or loop around to meet their lady birds)

     Ladies allamande left 1 1/2, gents drop out (whistle and preen their feathers, cast or loop around to meet their lady birds)

B1 Find your partner, Balance and Swing

B2 Circle left 3 places
     Circle balance, 1's arch, 2's dive.  New neighbors...

To END: Circle left 4 places, Swing your partner one last time.

Becket Brigade & There's a Hole in the Becket by Mariah Fabry  (no-walk-thru medley with Jim Hemphill) Becket contra, 2012

A1  Circle Left 3 places, pass thru to next neighbor

A2  Neighbor Balance  and Swing

B1 Long lines forward and back
     Ladies Do-si-do 1 1/2

B2 Partner Balance and Swing

new caller: "Listen up."  

(There's a Hole in the Becket)

A1  Circle left 4 places,
       Slide left, Ladies Chain,

A2   Ladies start Half a Hey.
       Neighbor Swing.

 B1  Right and Left Thru
       Ladies Alamande Right, 1 1/2

 B2  Partner Balance and Swing

    (  Same neighbors, Circle left 4.)


Dance the Love  by Mariah Fabry (2012)  Becket Contra

"It never hurts anybody to be told they are loved.  If you can't say it, write it.  If you can't write it, DANCE IT." --Leo Buscaglia

A1 Partner,  Balance and swing

A2 Circle balance, wrap arms up and around each other for a Basket swing, left, once around.

B1 With partner, push back (or butterfly whirl) to slide left, circle left 3 places.
     Neighbor swing

B2  Ladies chain, courtesy turn, roll her away with 1/2 sashay.
      Circle balance, Double back dip*

*While continueing to keep holding hands 4, gents raise left hands with partner, ladies roll in to dip, then roll back out.  Drop hands with other couple...) Plan to do a demo of Double-back Dip.

Always Touching by Mariah Fabry (2012) for Greg Rohde.  (Childgrove Cuddle) becket contra

Choose a partner you never want to let go of, for in this dance you're "Always Touching." 

A1  Star left 3 places
      Ladies roll back (over right shoulder, scoop their guy and ) Butterfly Whirl (on side of set)

A2  Circle left, 3 places
     Circle balance, roll the gents across to change places.

B1 Circle balance, roll the ladies across  to change places.
     Circle balance, California twirl

B2 Slide to the side (of the set with your partner.)