Tuesday, July 4, 2017

June 15, 25 and July 1

Highlights of June 15 EA class, June 25 EA class and EA tips on July 2 dance at the fairgrounds. All dances were called by Jerry.

  1. Starting from a static square, the following calls get the dancers into a wrong-way thar formation
    Pull By your corner
    Single Circle to Wave
    sequence diagram
  2. Starting from a static square, the following calls get the dancers into an allemande thar formation
    Pull By your corner
    Reverse Single Circle to Wave
    sequence diagram
  3. Some moves can be called with modifiers reverse, left, right or wrong way. A list of them is here.
  4. Eight Chain 3 1/2 gets dancers into promenade position.
  5. At the beginning of a Load the Boat, center couples are facing the dancers that they are going to partner trade with. After the initial pass through the beau will turn left and the belle will turn right to get into position for the partner trade, or put another way, dancers will turn toward the hand that they are not holding their partner with.
  6. You need to remember if you are a head or a side. Jerry called heads Trade and sides Trade. At least the trade does not change you status as a head or a side. This is not the case with ends Trade or centers Trade is called. The Trade changes ends into centers and vice versa.
  7. Drag the thumb of Scoot Back to the half way point to see what a half a Scoot Back looks like.
  8. Only designated dancers zoomed, e.g. men Zoom
  9. The call
    All dancers Ping Pong Circulate
    Then boys Ping Pong Circulate and the girls Zoom
    emphasizes that a Ping Pong Circulate involves paths. Thinking of it as ends trade and centers form a wave is not useful when only half the dancers do it.
  10. From lines facing in, Jerry called Right and Left Grand instead of the usual Right and Left Thru. Many dancers did not wait to hear the last word of the call. Tricky.
  11. From a static square, Jerry called heads Lead Right followed by Lead Left instead of the usual Veer Left. See Lead Left from Eight Chain Thru. Tricky.
  12. Extending from a left-hand wave creates a left-hand wave. See Taminations. Common ways to form left-hand waves include
    1. From a right-hand wave, Follow Your Neighbor (with no Spread)
    2. From facing lines, Dixie Style to an Ocean Wave
    3. From facing couples, Reverse Single Circle to a Wave
    4. From a eight chain thru formation, Left Touch a Quarter
    5. Trade the Wave
    6. Left Dosado 1 1/2
    7. U-Turn Back from a right-hand ocean wave
    8. Cross Run in a right-hand ocean wave
    9. Left 1/2 Tag the Line
    10. Left 3/4 Tag the Line
    11. Recycle and Roll
  13. The following calls had four dancers circling while the other four dancers performed a series of moves which ended with an Allemande Left with the circling dancers
    Heads put lady in the lead single file
    Heads keep going, don't stop
    Sides wheel to the middle to form facing couples and do the following:
    MoveEnding Formation
    Star Thru Facing couples
    Right and Left Thru Facing couples
    Veer Left Two-faced line
    Crossfire Box Circulate
    Look for corner (heads are rotating counterclockwise) 
       and do an Allemande Left (need to know your corner!)
    Right and Left Grand
  14. Here is an interesting sequence of calls that start with a static square and end with lines facing in. Note that only the Ping Pong Circulate is done by all dancers.
    Heads Right and Left Thru
    Heads Pass the Ocean
    Ping Pong Circulate
    Ping Pong Circulate
    Side men Roll
    Heads Recycle
    Head men Face In
    Girls Peel Off
    Boys Bend the Line
    sequence diagram
  15. Here is a sequence of calls that turns a static square 90 degrees to the left, then has all dancers do a Veer Right and a Cast Off 3/4 to return to original square. sequence diagram
  16. Jerry also turned square 90 degrees to the right and returned the dancers to the original square doing a Veer Left and a Cast Off 3/4. sequence diagram
  17. Called Spin the Top 4 times in a row
  18. If dancers are in left-hand wave, the caller does not have to say left Spin the Top since the start of a Spin the Top is a trade which can be done in either a left hand wave or a right hand wave. However, if Spin the Top starts with facing couples, the caller must say left Spin the Top so the couples move into a left hand wave.
  19. Nice flow: sides Dixie Style to a Wave and boys Zoom. Center boys continue counterclockwise flow another 360 to replace head boys.
  20. Eight Chain example where women have to courtesy turn men. sequence diagram
  21. Why men usually finish on the ends in a Coordinate: sequence diagram
  22. Only First Couple Go Left, then couples who went left walk (one dancer) and dodge (one dancer) sequence diagram
  23. Called Reverse Circle to a Line: sequence diagram. Note that in this example men would have to walk under an arch formed by a woman if Simple Style were employed. If the man is much taller than the woman this might be awkward so Callerlab Style or Modern Style might be more comfortable.
  24. Split Ping Pong Circulate: sequence diagram
  25. Unusual Single Circle to a Wave that results in intersecting waves with star in center.
    Start with static square
    Face your corner and pass thru
    Single Circle to a Wave
    Boys Run
    Bend the Line
    sequence diagram
  26. Introduced a Spread into All 8 Spin the Top
    All 8 Spin the Top
    All 8 Spin the Top
  27. sequence diagram
  28. As Couples
    1. Run
    2. Crossfire
    3. Walk and Dodge
  29. Starting with a 1/4 tag formation, called Follow Your Neighbor three times in rapid succession. Each one was different: sequence diagram
  30. Here is another example of club 50 moves (separates and accompanying calls) called in rapid succession that makes them much more challenging: sequence diagram.
  31. And another one, repeated pass the lines and bend the lines: sequence diagram
  32. Start with static square
    Sides Right and Left Thru
    Sides Dixie Style to a Wave
    Men Zoom
    sequence diagram
  33. 3/4 Swing Thru from a right hand wave ends in diamonds: sequence diagram
  34. 3/4 (right) Swing Thru from a left hand wave ends in left hand waves: sequence diagram
  35. After a half sashay in a static square, a man's right hand lady becomes his corner. Question: a dancer's corner changes as the dance progresses but does a man's right-hand lady change? sequence diagram
  36. After doing a 3/4 Tag, Jerry called Swing your partner which returned the dancers to home position: sequence diagram
  37. Crossfire and Peel Off work well together: sequence diagram
  38. Example of clockwise flow being carried across three calls
    From right-hand two-faced lines
    Ferris Wheel
    Reverse Wheel Around
    sequence diagram
  39. Worked with disconnected diamonds: sequence diagram
  40. All 8 Fan The Top:

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