|BASIC MOVEMENT LIST NO.7|
| 36. Alamo Ring Formation
a. Allemand Left in the Alamo Style b. Ballance
|37. Pass The Ocean|
|38. Extend|| 39. Swing Thru Family
a. Swing Thru b. Alamo Swing Thru
c. Left Swing Thru
| 40. Run Family
a.-d. ( named dancers ) Run e. Cross Run
| 41. Trade Family
a.-d. ( named dancers ) Trade e. Couples Trade
f. Partner Trade
|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.
Starting formation - 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.
Styling: In the Ocean Wave Balance, hands should never come behind the shoulders
Timing: One balance forward and back, 4 steps.
|Starting formation - facing couples only. Dancers pass thru, turn in to
face their partners and step into a right hand ocean wave.
Styling: Couples who pass thru and face partner use styling similar to that described in pass thru.
Timing: 4 steps.
|Starting formation - 1/4 tag formation only. 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.
Styling: All dancers move forward smoothly during the extending action and use appropriate handholds and styling for the formation achieved. Timing: - 2 steps.
|Starting formation - ocean wave or alamo.
(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".
Styling: All hands are joined in hands-up position, elbows in close. Exert slight pressure to assist opposite dancer in turning. Arcing turns should be utilized rather than pull by type of movements and should flow effortlessly from one turn to the other so that you are in a sense, "weaving" along the line.
Timing: 6 steps from point of contact.
|Starting formation - any two-dancer formation in which the directed dancer
has a shoulder directly adjacent to the other dancer.
GENERAL RULE: The directed (active) dancer moves forward in a semi-circle (180E) 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.
Styling: Hands should blend into handhold required for following formation (i.e. wave or line).
Timing: From ocean waves, centers, 4 steps; cross run, 6; ends, 4; ends cross run, 6.
|Starting formation - any wave, line or column.
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.
Styling: Any two adjacent opposite facing dancers use normal hands up position for turning as in swing thru type movements. Girls trading (i.e. from end of line) will use normal skirt work. Couples trade use normal couple handhold and styling similar to wheel and deal, Basic #40. When doing a partner trade, use inside hands to exert slight pressure to assist each other in trading.
Timing: SS, partner, 4 steps; OW, centers, 4; ends, 4; from two-faced lines, couples, 6 steps.
|LIST NO.1 (BASIC)|| 1. Dancer Naming 2. Circle Left/Circle Right
3. Fowerd & Back
4. Do Sa Do/Dosado to a Wave 5. Swing 6. Promenade/Single File Promenade
|LIST NO.2 (BASIC)|| 7. Allemande Left 8. Arm Turns 9. Right
and Left Grand Family
10. Left-Hand Star/Right-Hand Star 11. Pass Thru
|LIST NO.3 (BASIC)||12. Split Two 13. Half Sashay Family 14. Turn
Back Family 15. Separete Around 1 or 2
16. Courtesy Turn 17. Ladies Chain Family
|LIST NO.4 (BASIC)||18. Do Pa So 19. Lead Right 20. Right And Left
Thru 21. Grand Square 22. Star Thru
23. Circle to a Line
|LIST NO.5 (BASIC)||24. Bend the Line 25. All Around The Corner
26. See Saw
27. Square Thru ( 1,2,3,4 )/Left Square thru ( 1,2,3,4 ) 28. California Twirl 29. Dive Thru
|LIST NO.6 (BASIC)||30. Wheel Around 31. Thar Family 32. Shoot
the Star/Shoot the Star Full Around
33. Slip the Clutch 34. Box the Gnat 35. Ocean Wave Family
|LIST NO.7 (BASIC)||36. Alamo Ring Formation 37. Pass The Ocean
38. Extend ( from 1/4 tag only )
39. Swing Thru/Left Swing Thru 40. Run/Cross Run 41. Trade Family
|LIST NO.8 (BASIC)||42. Wheel And Deal 43. Double Pass Thru 44.
First Go Left/Right Next Go Left/Right
45. Zoom 46. Fluteter Wheel/Revers Flutter Wheel 47. Sweep a Quarter
|LIST NO.9 (BASIC)||48. Veer Left/Veer Right 49. Trade By 50. Touch
1/4 51. Circulate Famly
52. Ferris Wheel
|LIST NO.10 (MS)||53. Cloverleaf 54. Turn Thru 55. Eight Chain
Thru 56. Pass to the Center
57. Spin the Top
|LIST NO.11 (MS)||58. Centers In 59. Cast Off 3/4 60. Walk &
Dodge 61. Slide Thru
62. Fold/Cross Fold
|LIST NO.12 (MS)||63. Dixie Style to an Ocean Wave 64. Spin Chain Thru
65. Tag the Line 66. Half Tag
67. Scoot Back 68. Single Hinge/Couples Hinge 69. Recycle ( from a wave only )