Starting formation - completed double pass thru, or a single couple(s)
on the outside of the square, facing out. The lead dancers separate and
move away from each other in a three quarter (270 degrees) circle. When
each lead dancer meets another lead dancer from the other side of the
square, they become partners and step forward to the center of the
square. Each trailing dancer follows the dancer in front of him and
ends directly behind that same dancer. A single couple facing out does
the lead dancer's part as described, but they may not step all the way
into the center at the end of the call.
Starting formation - facing dancers. Each dancer steps forward to join
right forearms with the other dancer. They turn by the right one half
(180 degrees), release armholds and step forward, ending back to back
with each other.
PASS TO THE CENTER
Starting formation - eight chain thru, parallel waves. All pass thru.
The dancers now on the outside partner trade. Ends in double pass thru
Starting formation - box circulate or quarter tag. From box circulate,
dancers facing in step straight forward to join adjacent forearms, turn
half (180 degrees) and step forward to end in the position vacated by
the dancer who was facing out. Meanwhile, each dancer facing out runs
into the position vacated by the dancer who is doing the forearm turn.
When done from right hand boxes, the dancers facing in turn by the
right and the dancers facing out run right. When done from left hand
boxes, the dancers facing in turn by the left and the dancers facing
out run left. Finishes in a box circulate formation. From quarter tag,
dancers step ahead, join forearms (right if center wave was right
handed or left if center wave was left handed), turn half (180 degrees)
and step straight forward. Those returning to the center step to a wave
(using same hands as original wave); the others finish as a couple
facing out. Ending formation is a 3/4 tag.
SPIN THE TOP
Starting formation - ocean wave. Each end and the adjacent center
dancer turn one half (180 degrees). The new center dancers turn three
quarters (270 degrees) while each outside dancer moves forward in a
quarter circle to meet the same center dancer with whom he started.
Ends in an ocean wave which is at right angles to the original starting
Starting formation - whenever there is a couple with their backs to the
center of the set facing or standing behind another couple (e.g. eight
chain thru, completed double pass thru). The outside dancers step apart
as the center dancers step forward and between them to form a line.
CAST OFF THREE QUARTERS
Starting formation - any wave or line. Each half of the line or wave works as a unit and moves forward around a pivot point three quarters (270 degrees). If the adjoining dancers are facing the same direction, the end dancer becomes the pivot while the other dancer moves in a semi-circle around the pivot. If the adjoining dancers are facing in opposite directions, the pivot point is the handhold between them and they move equally around that pivot point.
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