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Basic Movements (4) No.30 - 39



. . 34. Slip the Clutch
People Involved 8 dancers
START Thar or Wrong Way Thar Formation
END Thar or Wrong Way Thar Formation
Movement Dancers in the center of the thar stop and, while retaining the star, release armholds with the dancers beside them. Everyone then moves forward within the circle in which he was traveling while in the thar.


. . 35. Box the Gnat
People Involved 2 dancers
START facing dancers (man and lady)
END facing dancers (man and lady)
Movement Dancers step forward, join and then raise their right hands. The lady steps forward and does a left-face U turn back under the raised joined hands, as the man walks forward and around the lady while doing a right-face U turn back. Dancers end facing each other, each in the other's starting position.


. . 36. Ocean Wave Family
People Involved 4 or 8 dancers
START ---
END ---
Formation Ocean wave is a formation of three or more dancers holding adjacent hands and with each dancer facing in an opposite direction to that of the adjoining dancer(s). MINI WAVE is an ocean wave consisting of two dancers.
(a) RIGHT HAND WAVE: An ocean wave with an even number of dancers is a right hand wave if the end dancers and the dancers adjacent to them have right hands joined.
(b) LEFT HAND WAVE: An ocean wave with an even number of dancers is a left hand wave if the end dancers and the dancers adjacent to them have left hands joined.
(c) ALAMO STYLE WAVE: Alamo style is a formation of an even number of dancers in a circle holding adjacent hands and with each dancer facing in an opposite direction to that of the adjoining dancers.
(d) WAVE BALANCE: Starting formation -mini-wave, ocean wave. Each dancer steps forward and pauses while bringing the other foot forward and touching it to the floor without transferring weight. Each steps back on the free foot and pauses while touching the other foot beside it.


. . 37. Alamo Ring Formation
People Involved 8 dancers
START Alamo Style(wave)
END Alamo Ring / Alamo Style(wave)
Movement (a) Allemande Left in the Alamo Style :
(b) Balance :


. . 38. Pass the Ocean
People Involved 4 dancers
START facing couple
END right-hand wave
Movement Dancers pass thru, turn in to face their partners and step into a right hand ocean wave.


. . 39. Extend
People Involved 8 dancers
START 1/4 tag formation only
END parallel waves
Movement 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.


. . 40. Swing Thru
People Involved 4 dancers (if alamo, 8 dancers)
START wave or alamo wave
END wave or alamo wave
Movement (a) SWING THRU: Those who can, turn by the right one half (180), then those who can, turn by the left one half (180). If "right" is not specified preceding the command to swing thru, it is a right swing thru.
(b) ALAMO SWING THRU: Everyone turns half by the right, then everyone turns half by the left. When left swing thru is directed from an alamo formation, everyone turns half by the left, then everyone turns half by the right.
(c) LEFT SWING THRU: Those who can, turn by the left one half (180), then those who can, turn by the right one half (180). If left swing thru is required, it must be specifically directed "left swing thru".


. . 41. Run Family
People Involved 2 dancers
START any two-dancer formation in which the directed dancer has a shoulder directly adjacent to the other dancer.
END various
Movement GENERAL RULE: The directed (active) dancer moves forward in a semi-circle (180) around an adjacent (inactive) dancer to end in the adjacent dancer's starting position. Meanwhile, the inactive dancer, who may be facing in any direction, adjusts by stepping (without changing facing direction) into the vacated starting position of the active dancer. The active dancer doing the run has reversed his original facing direction. If the direction to run is not specified (right or left) and if the active dancer has an inactive dancer on each side, then centers run around ends and ends run around centers. Runs from an alamo circle are to the right unless otherwise directed.
(a) BOYS RUN, (b) GIRLS RUN, (c) ENDS RUN, (d) CENTERS RUN: The directed (active) dancers run around the inactive dancers using the general rule.
(e) CROSS RUN: Starting formation -line, two-faced line, or wave. Each of the two directed (active) dancers, who must both be either centers or ends, run into the spot vacated by the farthest inactive dancer. If the inactive dancers are centers, they sidestep to become ends; if they are ends, they sidestep to become centers. When the active dancers are both facing the same direction, they move forward in a semi-circle, pass each other and then run into the vacated spot on the far side.


. . 42. Trade Family
People Involved 2 dancers
START any wave, line or columns
END various
Movement GENERAL RULE: Any two directed dancers exchange places by walking forward in a semi-circle ending in the other dancer's starting position. Each trading dancer has reversed his original facing direction. If the trading dancers start while facing in the same direction, they pass right shoulders when they meet per the right shoulder rule (see Passing Rule).
(a) BOYS TRADE, (b) GIRLS TRADE, (c) ENDS TRADE, (d) CENTERS TRADE: Directed dancers (boys, girls, ends or centers) exchange places, changing facing directions using the general rule.
(e) COUPLES TRADE: Starting formation -line or two-faced line. Working as a unit, each couple exchanges places with the other couple in the same line. Couples, as a unit, follow the right shoulder passing rule as defined for individual dancers.
(f) PARTNER TRADE: Starting formation -couple, mini wave. Two dancers exchange places with each other.

. . 43. Wheel and Deal
People Involved 4 dancers
START 2-faced line or 1 faced line
END facing couple or tandem couple
Movement (a) WHEEL AND DEAL (from a line of four). The left hand couple only takes a step forward. The couples wheel (180) 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) 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.


. . 44. Double Pass Thru
People Involved 4 or 8 dancers
START double pass thru formation (could be singlefile)
END completed double pass thru formation
Movement 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.


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