PAIR DANCING - LESSON 3
BOX CALLS WITH YOUR PARTNER

2009 CPSD

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3.1  BOX CALLS WITHOUT CHANGING PARTNERS

There are 4 variations of the BOX in which the MAN dancer holds the LADY dancer’s hand with his left hand and in which each dancer is with his or her original partner.




In Facing Box

Figure 3-1. IN-FACING BOX.   



Out Facing Box

Figure 3-2. OUT-FACING BOX.   




In Facing Right Hand Box

Figure 3-3. IN-FACING RIGHT HAND BOX.  




Out Facing Right Hand Box

Figure 3-4. OUT-FACING RIGHT  HAND BOX.


3.1.1  FORMATION POINT OF VIEW

The names for the formations, e.g. IN-FACING or OUT-FACING refer to the direction that the BEAU dancer faces. The BEAU dancer in this section is the MAN dancer.

Many of the calls move between IN-FACING and OUT-FACING formations.


3.1.2   PASS THRU

IN-FACING BOX: Each dancer moves forward passing right shoulders with the opposite dancer. The dancers end up in an OUT-FACING BOX.  TIMING: 4 Steps.

 ANIMATION 


Pass Thru

Figure 3-5. PASS THRU   (Pass right shoulders).


3.1.3   LEAD RIGHT
        
IN-FACING BOX for LEAD RIGHT: Each couple, working as a unit, takes a step forward, and as a unit turns to the right 90 and moves forward to form an OUT-FACING BOX. TIMING: 4 Steps.

 ANIMAT1ION 
Lead Right

Figure 3-6.   LEAD LEFT. 

IN-FACING BOX for LEAD LEFT: Each couple, working as a unit, takes a step forward, and as a unit turns to the left 90 and moves forward to form an OUT-FACING BOX.  TIMING: 4Steps.



Lead Left

Figure 3-7.   LEAD LEFT.


3.1.4   PARTNER TRADE (COUPLE) and CALIFORNIA TWIRL

The calls PARTNER TRADE in the IN or OUT-FACING BOX FORMATION and CALIFORNIA TWORL give the same results,

Note:  CALIFORNIA TWIRL is a ‘sex dependent” call in that the MAN and LADY dancers always do the same motions independent of whether they are in the BELLE or BEAU position.

COUPLE: In a PARNTERS TRADE the MAN dancer walks 180 around the LADY dancer and the LADY dancer walks 180 inside the MAN dancer so that each dancer takes the other dancer’s place and such that the two dancers end up as a COUPLE facing the opposite direction. TIMING: 8 Steps.

 ANIMATION 

COUPLE: In a CALIFORNIA TWIRL the MAN dancer takes the left hand of the LADY dancer with the right hand and walks 180 around the LADY dancer while the LADY dancer walks 180 inside and under the MAN dancer’s arm so that each dancer takes the other dancer’s place and such that the two dancers end up as a COUPLE facing the opposite direction. TIMING: 4 Steps.

 ANIMATION 
Partner Trade

Figure 3-8. SIDE-BY-SIDE COUPLE PARTNER TRADE  and CALIFORNIA TWIRL.


3.1.5   COURTESY TURN

OUT-FACING BOX: The dancer in the BEAU position (in this case the MAN dancer) extends the left hand (palm up) to the extended left hand (palm down) of the partner (in this case the LADY dancer). The dancer in the BEAU position puts the right hand in the small of the back of the partner to take the promenade position like the one shown if Figure 2.5. The couple makes a 180 counter-clockwise turn around the joined hands to again face back into an IN-FACING BOX. TIMING: 4 Steps.

 ANIMATION


3.1.6   RIGHT AND LEFT THRU

IN-FACING BOX: Each dancer moves forward to take the right hand of the facing dancer. The dancers pull by the other dancer and let go when passing right shoulders. The dancers then do a COURTESY TURN to end up in an IN-FACING BOX.  TIMING: 4 Steps

 ANIMATION
Right and Left Thru

Figure 3-9.   RIGHT & LEFT THRU.


3.1.7   MEN RUN

COUPLE (RIGHT HAND Hand COUPLE): The MAN dancer walks 180 around the LADY dancer and the LADY dancer slides without turning inside the MAN dancer so that each takes the other’s place. However, the MAN dancer ends up facing the opposite direction as a RIGHT HAND COUPLE (COUPLE) TIMING: 4 Steps.

 ANIMATION
Beaus Run

Figure 3-10.   MEN RUN.


3.1.8   PARTNER TRADE (RIGHT HAND COUPLE)


RIGHT HAND COUPLE:  In a PARNTERS TRADE the MAN dancer walks 180 around the LADY dancer and the LADY dancer walks 180 inside the MAN dancer so that each dancer takes the other dancer’s place and such that each dancer ends up facing the opposite direction. In this RIGHT HAND COUPLE case the dancers may hold hands while walking.  TIMING: 4 Steps.

 ANIMATION 


 
Partner Trade

Figure 3-11. RIGHT HAND COUPLE PARTNER TRADE


3.1.9   SCOOT BACK

NOTE: SCOOT BACK results in the same formation as dow RIGH HAND PARTNER TRADR

IN-FACING FRIGHT HAND BOX
(OUT-FACING RIGHT HAND BOX): The in-facing dancers step forward to join adjacent forearms, turn half (180) and step forward to end in the position vacated by the dancer who was facing out. Meanwhile, the out-facing dancers run into the position vacated by the dancer who is doing the forearm turn. 
The dancers end up in an OUT-FACING RIGHT HAND BOX (IN-FACING RIGH HAND BOX).  TIMING: 6 Steps.

 ANIMATION 
Scoot Back

Figure 3-12. SCOOT BACK. (IN-FACING)



3.1.10   ZOOM

IN-FACING RIGHT HAND BOX (OUT-FACING RIGHT HAND BOX): The out-facing dancers separate away from their partner and walk around a full circle (360) to end in the position of the dancer who was directly behind. Meanwhile, each in-facing dancer steps directly forward into the vacated position of the out-facing dancer. Every dancer ends facing in the same direction he started.  The dancers end up in an OUT-FACING RIGHT HAND BOX (IN-FACING RIGH HAND BOX).  TIMING: 4 Steps. Steps.

 ANIMATION 

Zoom for a Circulation Box

Figure 3-13. ZOOM (IN-FACING BOX)


3.1.11   LADIES U-TURN BACK

Right Hand COUPLE (COUPLE): The LADY dancer does a 180 U-Turn back by turning in place toward the partner to form a COUPLE (Right Hand COUPLE) TIMING: 4 Steps.

 ANIMATION 

Belles U-Turn Back

Figure 3-14.   LADIES U-TURN BACK.


3.2   SUMMARY of calls with your partner

    PASS THRU (012)
    LADIES U-TURN BACK (015)
    COURTESY TURN (017)
    LEAD TO THE RIGHT (020)
    RIGHT AND LEFT THRU (021)
    CALIFORNIA TWIRL (029)
    MEN RUN (041)
    PARTNER TRADE (042)
    ZOOM (046)
    SCOOT BACK (067)
TIMING: 4 Steps
TIMING: 4 Steps
TIMING: 4 Steps
TIMING: 4 Steps
TIMING: 8 Steps
TIMING: 4 Steps
TIMING: 4 Steps
TIMING: 4 Steps

TIMING: 4 Steps
TIMING: 4 Steps
TIMING: 6 or 8 Steps


3.3   PRACTICE CALL SEQUENCES

3.3.1   EXERCISE 3.1 – PASS THRU, R&L THRU, PARTNER TRADE

MUSIC FOR EXERCISE 3.1

    SQUARE YOUR SET
    PASS THRU
    PARTNER TRADE
    PASS THRU
    CALIFORNIA TWIRL
    PASS THRU
    COURTESY TURN
    RIGHT & LEFT THRU
    CIRCLE LEFT HALF WAY
    RIGHT & LEFT THRU
    CIRCLE RIGHT HALF WAY
    RIGHT & LEFT THRU
    (Repeat and Stop)

4  Steps
4  Steps
4  Steps
4  Steps

4  Steps
4 Steps
8 Steps
8 Steps
8 Steps
8 Steps
8 Steps

Last updated January 4, 2017
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