The Engaging Engineer

San Diego's Liz Tarnove commissioned The Engaging Engineer as a birthday present for Scott Riley, who turned 60 on Christmas Day 2012.
Choreography:  © Sharon Green, 2012
Tune:G minor Jig, © Martha Stokely, 2012
Recording:Jon Berger, Jonathan Jensen, Shira Kammen & Rebecca King,
Dances from the Greenery
Formation:Duple minor longways IMPROPER

A11-2Circle L halfway
 3-4Lead out with Neighbor, turn individually
 5-6Lead back in
 7-8Cloverleaf turn single (Men R, Women L)
A21-2Men cross, changing places by R-shoulder
 3-4Partners lead out, turn individually
 5-6Partners lead back in
 7-8Cloverleaf turn single into
B11-8Open Men's Chain:
 1-2Women cast L while Men cross by R-hand
 3-4Men turn opposite Woman by L-hand until improper, Men facing across the set
 5-6Women cast L while Men cross back by R-hand
 7-8Men turn partner by L-hand until improper,
  all facing diagonally into the set
B21-2All balance forward & back diagonally
 3-4Women change places by R-shoulder while Men set R & L
 5-6Neighbors change places by R-shoulder
 7-8All turn single R
Note: At the end of B1, in making the transition from the Open Men's Chain to the diagonal balances, the men can help their partners into position for the balance by giving a slight amount of extra weight at the end of the L-hand turn.