Starting formation - facing couples only. Dancers pass thru, turn in to
face their partners and step into a right-hand ocean wave.
Starting formation - 1/4 tag formation only. Dancers in the wave
release hands and step forward to the couple they are facing and join
hands in a right-hand wave. If the wave is left-handed, dancers extend
to a left- hand wave. Note: Centers in the wave remain centers in the
new waves and ends in the wave end as ends in the new waves.
WHEEL AND DEAL FAMILY
Starting formation - line(s) of four facing in the same direction or a two-faced line.
(a) WHEEL AND DEAL (from a line of four). The left hand couple only takes a step forward. The couples wheel (180 degrees) toward the center of the line with the center dancer of each couple acting as the pivot point about which the couples turn. The couple that started on the right half of the line wheels in front of the other couple. Both couples end facing the same direction with the original left hand couple standing behind the original right hand couple.
(b) WHEEL AND DEAL (from a two-faced line): Each couple steps straight
ahead one step. Each couple then wheels (180 degrees) toward the center
of the line with the center dancer of each couple acting as the pivot
point about which the couples turn. Couples end facing each other.
DOUBLE PASS THRU
Starting formation - double pass thru. Dancers move forward, passing
right shoulders with two other dancers to finish facing away from the
center of the set in a completed double pass thru formation.
FIRST COUPLE GO LEFT/RIGHT, NEXT COUPLE GO LEFT/RIGHT
Starting formation - completed double pass thru. Each couple works as a
unit and walks forward in an arc in the indicated direction. The center
couple walks forward before taking the second direction given. If the
couples are asked to go in opposite directions (e.g. FIRST COUPLE GO
LEFT, NEXT COUPLE GO RIGHT), they should move in a tight circle in
their specified direction for half a circle. At this point they will be
facing another couple and the ending formation will be facing lines.
The other couple in their line will be the couple that started either
immediately ahead or behind them facing the same wall in the starting
double pass thru. If both couples are asked to go in the same direction
(e.g. FIRST COUPLE GO LEFT, NEXT COUPLE GO LEFT) the ending formation
is a promenade or reverse promenade, and the next call is usually
Starting formation - two parallel two-faced lines. The couples facing out Wheel and Deal to become the outside couples in a double pass thru formation. Meanwhile, the couples facing in step straight ahead to momentarily form a two-faced line in the center. Without stopping, they Wheel and Deal in that line to end as the center couples in a double pass thru formation.
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