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Basic Movements (5) No.45 - 53



. . 45. First Couple Go Left / Right
Next Couple Go Left / Right
People Involved 8 dancers
START completed double pass thru
END lines facing in
Movement under construction


. . 46. Zoom
People Involved 4 dancers
START any type of box (2 x 2)
END 2 x 2
Movement From one couple following another, each dancer in the lead couple separates away from his partner and walks around a full circle (360) to end in the position of the dancer who was directly behind him. Meanwhile, each trailing dancer steps directly forward into the vacated position of the lead dancer. Every dancer ends facing in the same direction he started. From a setup where one dancer is following another, the lead dancer walks away from the center of the square and around in a full circle (360) to the position of the dancer who was directly behind him. Meanwhile, the trailing dancer steps directly forward into the position vacated by the lead dancer.


. . 47. Flutterwheel Family
People Involved 4 dancers
START facing couple
END facing couple
Movement (a) FLUTTERWHEEL: The right hand dancers go in to the center and turn by the right forearm. As they move adjacent to the opposite dancer, they reach out with the free (left) hand and, taking the right hand of the opposite dancer, each continues on around to the original right hand dancer's starting position, releasing arms in the center and turning as a couple to face the center.
(b) REVERSE FLUTTERWHEEL: Generally the same as flutterwheel except that the two left-hand dancers start with a left forearm turn and pick up the opposite dancers to return to their (the left hand dancer's) starting position.


. . 48. Sweep a Quarter
People Involved 4 dancers
START facing couples in a circling movement (right or left)
END facing couple
Movement Dancers continue the circling movement one quarter (90) in the direction of their body flow.


. . 49. Veer Family
People Involved 2 or 4 dancers
START 1)facing couple or facing dancers
2)2-faced line or mini wave
END 1)2-faced line or mini wave
2)back to back
Movement Two facing couples working as a unit, or two facing dancers move to the left (or right, as directed) and forward to end in a two-faced line or mini wave respectively. From a mini wave or a two-faced line, the veering direction must be toward the center of the mini wave or line. Each dancer, or couple working as a unit, moves forward and inward to end back to back with the other dancer or couple respectively.


. . 50. Trade By
People Involved 8 dancers
START trade-by or any formation in which two couples are facing each other and the other couples are facing out
END from trade-by, 8-chain thru formation
Movement The couples facing each other pass thru, the couples facing out do a partner trade to face in.


. . 51. Touch 1/4
People Involved 2 dancers
START facing dancers
END right-hand mini wave
Movement Dancers touch and without stopping turn one quarter (90) by the right.


. . 52. Circulate Family
People Involved all 8 = 8 dancers / split = 4 dancers
START waves, columns, lines and two-faced lines
END various
Movement GENERAL RULE: Directed (active) dancers move forward along the circulate path to the next position. The circulate paths for various formations are indicated by the dotted lines in the diagrams.
(a) BOYS CIRCULATE, (b) GIRLS CIRCULATE, (c) ALL EIGHT CIRCULATE, (d) ENDS CIRCULATE, (e) CENTERS CIRCULATE: Directed dancers circulate using the general rule.
(f) COUPLES CIRCULATE: Starting formation -lines or two-faced lines. Each couple, working as a unit, moves forward along the circulate path to the next position, using the general rule.
(g) BOX CIRCULATE: Starting formation -box circulate. Each dancer moves forward along the circulate path to the next position, using the general rule.
(h) SINGLE FILE CIRCULATE (COLUMN): Starting formation -columns. Each dancer moves forward along the circulate path to the next position, using the general rule.
(i) SPLIT CIRCULATE: Starting formation -lines, waves or columns. The formations divide into two separate boxes and dancers circulate within their own foursome, using the general rule.


. . 53. Ferris Wheel
People Involved 8 dancers
START parallel 2-faced lines
END double pass thru formation
Movement 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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