This week's flourish
is a take on one of the most basic moves in contra dance: the call of, "Long lines, forward and back!"
If you have a particularly enthusastic crowd you can get four spondees (i.e., eight accented beats) in a row from their feet. However, if that's not your cup of tea, there are ways to play during this move, one which being to give your partner (or neighbor) a somewhat gratuitous twirl.
Be careful not to wrench any shoulders, and be aware of the dancers around you, especially on the twirlee's other side -- this will break a connection there and some dancers place more importance on that connection than others. So, caveat emptor. If you're dancing with folks who enjoy a bit of unexpected variety (and a twirl or three), however, this can be a simple addition.