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Basic Movements (1) No.01 - 11


. . 01. Dancer Naming
People Involved -
START -
END -
Naming (a) Partner / Corner : (b) Heads / Sides :
(c) Couples #1, #2, #3, #4 :
(e) Boys / Girls :
(e) Centers / Ends :


. . 02. Circle Family
People Involved two or more dancers
START facing each other
END facing each other
Movement (a) CIRCLE LEFT, (b) CIRCLE RIGHT.
Dancers join hands to form a circle, face slightly left or right as directed and move forward around the circle the distance directed. When left or right is not specified for circle, it is a circle to the left.


. . 03. Forward and Back
People Involved 1 dancer is fine but 8 dancer is popular
START single dancer
END (no change)
Movement Each dancer steps forward three steps and pauses while bringing the free foot forward and touching it to the floor without transferring weight. Each steps back three steps beginning with the free foot and pauses while touching the free foot beside the weight-bearing foot. From facing lines of four or similar situations where eight counts are not appropriate, 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.


. . 04. Dosado
People Involved 2 dancers
START facing dancers
END (no change)
Movement Dancers advance and pass right shoulders. Without turning, each dancer moves to the right passing in back of the other dancer. Then moving backwards, each passes left shoulders returning to starting position.


. . 05. Swing
People Involved 2 dancers
START facing dancers (man and lady)
END couple
Movement Dancers step forward ending right side to right side and move around each other turning in a clockwise direction four or more counts. Dancers break out of the swing. The lady continues turning to her right until facing the same direction as the man, they form a couple.


. . 06. Promenade Family
People Involved 8 dancers
START (a) COUPLES PROMENADE: promenade formation.
(b) SINGLE FILE PROMENADE: single file promenade
END Square Set Setup
Movement (a) COUPLES PROMENADE: As a unit the couple walks forward around the circle counterclockwise. Unless otherwise specified, they promenade until reaching the man's home position. At the end of the promenade the couple turns, as a unit, to face the center of the set. If promenading to the man's home position, the couple always goes at least one quarter around the square. If need be, they continue past the man's home position for another full time around.
(b) SINGLE FILE PROMENADE: Dancers move forward in single file counterclockwise or clockwise around the circle, as directed.


. . 07. Allemande Left
People Involved 2 dancers
START any position where dancers can conveniently turn 90 or less to face their corner.
END facing the original partner
Movement Dancers face their corners and turn by the left forearm. Releasing armholds and stepping forward, each dancer ends facing his partner.


under construction . . 08. Arm Turns
People Involved 2 dancers
START facing dancers
END mini wave(?)
Movement (a) LEFT ARM TURN: Dancers join left forearms and walk forward around each other the distance specified; e.g. half (180), three quarters (270), full (360), etc.
(b) RIGHT ARM TURN: Like left arm turn except dancers turn with the right forearm.


. . 09. Right and Left Grand Family
People Involved 8 dancers
START square or circle or any position where dancers may conveniently turn 90 or less to face opposite sex, men facing counterclockwise, ladies clockwise.
END facing the dancer whom he/she started with
Movement (a) RIGHT AND LEFT GRAND: If necessary, dancers turn 90 or less to face opposite sex (men counter-clockwise, ladies clockwise) join right hands, if not already joined, and pull by. Each moves ahead, around the circle, and gives the left hand to the next, a right to the next and a left to the next until each dancer meets the person with whom he started.
(b) WEAVE THE RING: A right and left grand without touching hands.
(c) WRONG WAY GRAND: Like right and left grand, but men move clockwise and ladies move counterclockwise.


. . 10. Star Family
People Involved 2 or more dancers
START facing dancers, facing couples, square, circle
END star
Movement (a) LEFT HAND STAR, (b) RIGHT HAND STAR.
The directed dancers step forward and extend designated hands to form a left or right hand star. Dancers turn the star by walking forward in a circle around the center of the star. Turning distance of the star may be specified in fractions of one quarter, one half, three quarters, or a complete revolution.


. . 11. Star Promenade
People Involved 8 dancers
START Star or Promenade Formation
END Promenade Formation
Movement Directed dancers form a star and place the other arm around the waist of another directed dancer. Turn the star and promenade the distance specified.


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