Jerry focused on Linear Cycle, Chase Left and Right, Peel the Top and Peel Off.
- Chase right with chasers stopping in a wave and completing the move after they have swung through. sequence diagram
- Peel Off
- Peel the Top (from a Z formation)
- A hinge is just a half a trade
- Jerry defined a partner hinge to be one that is performed by dancers facing in the same direction. A partner hinge is always in the clockwise direction. It starts by the dancers turning to face one another and then moving up so that their right shoulders are adjacent.
- Hinge by itself is used for dancers facing in opposite directions. Dancers holding left hands hinge in a counterclockwise direction. Dancers holding right hands hinge in a clockwise direction.
- There a sixteen kinds of line formations that dancers can be in. For example, in an east-west line each dancer can be facing either north or south. Therefore there are 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 = 16 arrangements for the four dancers.
- A Linear Cycle is initially taught starting with a right hand wave. However because a hinge can be done by any pair of dancers, Linear Cycle can be called from any of the sixteen possible line formations. The following table demonstrates this.
(Right shoulder is vertical blue line)
Flow Sequence diagram Right-hand wave Clockwise link Left-hand wave Counterclockwise link Inverted lines, centers out, ends in Clockwise: 1,2,5,6
link Inverted lines, centers in, ends out Clockwise: 3,4,7,8
link Right-hand, two-faced lines Clockwise link Left-hand, two-faced lines Clockwise link Lines facing out Clockwise link Lines facing in Clockwise link 3(in) and 1(1&5) lines Clockwise: 3,4,7,8
link 3(in) and 1(2&6) lines Clockwise link 3(in) and 1(3&7) lines Clockwise:1,2,5,6
link 3(in) and 1(4&8) lines Clockwise link 3(out) and 1(1&5) lines Clockwise link 3(out) and 1(2&6) lines Clockwise:3,4,7,8
link 3(out) and 1(3&7) lines Clockwise link 3(out) and 1(4&8) lines Clockwise:1,2,5,6