Night 2 was a great workshop night!
and here is what we danced…
CAST OFF THREE QUARTERS
Command examplesCast Off 3/4
Pass The Ocean; Cast Off 3/4
Couples Circulate; Tag The Line; Put Centers In; Cast Off 3/4 — Boys Push
Center 4, Wheel And Deal; Outsides Cast Off 3/4 (from a Tidal Line)
Veer Left; Centers Trade; Cast Off 3/4
Dance actionFrom a Mini-Wave, Turn 3/4.
From a General Line, each half of the line works together: those in a Mini-Wave Turn 3/4 while those in a Couple turn, as a unit, away from the center of the line for 3/4 of a circle (270 degrees).
I suggested that if we count 4 walls (including the wall we are looking at before we start the call) we will be golden!
We did cast off 3/4 from
- Lines Facing out
- Inverted lines
- Ocean waves
- Mini Waves
- (we still have few more to experience)
Command examplesCenters In
Put Centers In
TAG THE LINE (IN/OUT/LEFT/RIGHT)
Command examplesTag The Line
Tag The Line All The Way
Tag The Line, Face Right
Tag The Line, Left
Tag The Line, Face In
Ending formation]Tag The Line ends in back-to-back Tandems.
Tag The Line, Face Right (or Left) ends in a Right-Hand (or Left-Hand) Two-Faced Line.
Tag The Line is a 4-dancer call. From a General Line of 8, the phrase “Each Side” (or “Each Four”) is helpful but not required.
After Tag The Line, the direction In (or Out) means to turn toward (or away from) the center of the set. From General Lines, Tag The Line, Face In (or Out) ends in Facing Lines (or Lines Back-to-Back).
The direction given does not have to be the same for all dancers, e.g., Tag The Line, Boys Face Left, Girls Face Right.
An extended application of Tag The Line begins from a General Line containing six or eight dancers. The caller must explicitly identify the line, e.g., “Line of Eight, Tag The Line”. The application from a line of two dancers is improper at Mainstream; it has a separate name and is in another program.
Command examplesTurn Thru
Swing Thru; Turn Thru
Girls Turn Thru
Squared set: Heads Turn Thru; Separate, Around 1 To A Line
Heads Square Thru 4; Spin The Top; Turn Thru; Courtesy Turn