PAIR DANCING - LESSON 4
BOX CALLS THAT CHANGE PARTNERS
(PART 1 OF 2)

2009 CPSD




4.1   BOX CALLS THAT CHANGE PARTNERS (PART 1)

There are 4 more BOX variations (below) when the MAN dancer has the other MAN dancer’s partner. Hence, this lesson looks at changing partners.




In-Box Partners Reversed

Figure 4-1.   IN-FACING BOX. , OTHER LADY




Out-Box Partners Reversed

Figure 4-2.   OUT-FACING BOX., OTHER LADY




Circulation Box Partnrs Reversed

Figure 4-3.   IN-FACING RIGHT HAND BOX. , OTHER LADY




Circulation Box Partnrs Reversed


Figure 4-4.   OUT-FACING RIGHT HAND BOX. , OTHER LADY


4.1.1   SLIDE THRU and STAR THRU

NOTE:   SLIDE THRU and STAR THRU are different for the MAN dancer and LADY dnacer no matter what bposition they are in. These calls are ‘sex dependent”, not ‘position dependent’.

FACING BOX: For SLIDE THRU, facing dancers pass thru. Then the MAN dancer always turns right one quarter (90) and the LADY dancer always turns left one quarter (90), even if the MAN dancer is in the BELLE position or the LADY dancer is in the BEAU position. The dancers end up being side by side in an IN-FACING BOX. TIMING: 4 Steps.

 ANIMATI0N 

IN-FACING BOX: For STAR THRU, the MAN dancer’s right hand is placed while holding the LADY dancer's left hand (palm to palm with fingers up) to make an arch. As the dancers move forward the MAN dancer turns left one quarter (90) and goes under the arch while the LADY dancer turns right one quarter (90) behind the MAN dancer. The dancers end up being side by side Iin an IN-FACING BOX. TIMING: 4 Steps.

 ANIMATI0N 
lSlide Thru & Star Thru

Figure 4-5. SLIDE THRU and STAR THRU.



4.1.3   SQUARE THRU (1 TO 5 HANDS)

All versions of the call start from an IN-FACING BOX and end in an OUT-FACING BOX.

Square Thru 1 hand (PULL BY): Facing dancers join right hands and pull by, but do not turn. TIMING: 4 Steps.

Pull By

Figure 3-6.   SQUARE THRU 1 HAND or PULL BY.


Square Thru 2 hands (Square Thru 1/2): Facing dancers join right hands, pull by and turn right one quarter (90). Then they join left hands with the facing dancer and pull by, but do not turn.
TIMING: 4 Steps.

Square Thru 3 hands (Square Thru 3/4): Facing dancers join right hands and pull by and turn right one quarter (90). Then they join left hands with the facing dancer, pull by and turn right one quarter (90). Lastly, they join right hands with facing dancer and pull by, but do not turn.
TIMING: 6 Steps.

Square Thru 4 hands (Square Thru): Facing dancers join right hands and pull by and turn right one quarter (90). Next they join left hands with the facing dancer, pull by and turn right one quarter (90). Then they join right hands with the facing dancer, pull by and turn right one quarter (90).  Lastly, they join left hands with facing dancer and pull by, but do not turn.
TIMING: 8 Steps.

 ANIMATI0N  1 Hand (Passing dancers pull right hands
 ANIMATI0N  2 Hands
 ANIMATI0N  3 Hands
 ANIMATI0N  4 Hands

NOTE: Only the square thru calles with an even number result in a change of partner.


Square Thru

Figure 4-7. SQUARE THRU (1 to 4 HANDS).


4.1.3   LADIES IN, MEN SASHAY

CIRCLE or FACING BOX: The LADY dancers step forward and pause, while the MAN dancers move to the left behind and past one LADY dancer.  The LADY dancers step back and rejoin hands with the MAN dancers. If the circle is moving to the right, the MAN dancers sashay to the right around the LADY dancer. TIMING: 4 Steps.

NOTE: LADIES WALK, MEN DODGE would result in a LEFT HAND COUPLE formation, which formations are not considered here.

 ANIMATI0N 
Imagine 2 couples instead of 4.
Sashay

Figure 4-11.   LADIES IN, MEN SASHAY.


4.1.2   TOUCH A QUARTER

IN-FACING BOX: Each dancer moves forward and touches right hands with the dancer in front of him and without stopping turns one quarter (90) to the right (clockwise).  They have joined right hands and have become new partners. The dancers end up in an IN-FACING RIGHT HAND BOX. TIMING: 4 Steps.

ANIMATI0N
Touch a QUarter

Figure 4-5.   TOUCH A QUARTER


4.1.4   MEN WALK, LADIES DODGE (IN-FACING BOX)

IN-FACING BOX: The caller must designate who is to walk and who is to dodge, e.g., MEN WALK, LADIES DODGE. The dancers end up in a RIGHT HAND BOX. TIMING: 4 Steps.

NOTE: LADIES WALK, MEN DODGE would result in a LEFT HAND COUPLE formation, which formations are not considered here.

 ANIMATI0N  
Walk and Dodge Facing Box

Figure 4-9.   MEN WALK & LADIES DODGE (IN-FACING BOX).


4.1.5   CIRCULATE

IN-FACING RIGHT HAND BOX (OU-FACING RIGHT HAND BOX: Each dancer moves forward along the circulate path to the next position. The dancers end up in an OUT-FACING RIGHT HAND BOX (IN-FACING RIGHT HAND BOX)TIMING: 4 Steps.

 ANIMATI0N
Circulate

Figure 4-10.   CIRCULATE.


4.1.4   WALK AND DODGE (IN-FACING RIGHT HAND  BOX)

RIGHT HAND BOX: The in-facing dancers walk forward to take the place of the out-facing dancer directly in front of them.  Meanwhile, each out-facing dancer steps sideways (dodges) into the position vacated by the "walker". Dancers end up side by side in an OUT-FACING BOX. TIMING: 4 Steps.

 ANIMATI0N 
Walk and Dodge Circulatin Box

Figure 4-8.   WLAK AND DODGE. (OUT-FACING RIGHT HAND BOX)


4.2   SUMMARY of calls with your partner and corner, Part I

    MEN IN, LADIES SASHAY (014)
    STAR THRU (023)
    SQUARE THRU (028)
    TOUCH A QUARTER (051)
    CIRCULATE (052)  
    WALK AND DODGE (061)
    SLIDE THRU (062)
TIMING: 4 Steps
TIMING: 4 Steps
TIMING: 4, 6,or 8 Steps
TIMING: 4 Steps
TIMING: 4 Steps
TIMING: 4 Steps

TIMING: 4 Steps


4.3   PRACTICE CALL SEQUENCES

4.3.1   EXERCISE 4.1

MUSIC FOR EXERCISE 4.1

    SQUARE YOUR SET
    UP TO THE MIDDLE & BACK   
    CIRCLE LEFT      
    MEN IN, LADIES SASHAY    
    CIRCLE LEFT     
    MEN IN, LADIES SASHAY    
    UP TO THE MIDDLE & BACK     
    CIRCLE LEFT         
    LADIES IN, MEN SASHAY    
    CIRCLE LEFT        
    LADIES IN, MEN SASHAY
    (Repeat and Stop)

8 Steps
8
Steps
4 Steps
8 Steps

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


4.3.2   EXERCISE 4.2

MUSIC FOR EXERCISE 4.2

    SQUARE YOUR SET
    UP TO THE MIDDLE & BACK 
    SQUARE THRU 3  
    CALIFORNIA TWIRL     
    SQUARE THRU 1           
    CALIFORNIA TWIRL      
    SQUARE THRU 2      
    CALIFORNIA TWIRL      
    SQUARE THRU 2           
    CALIFORNIA TWIRL       
    SQUAE THRU 4            
    CALIFORNIA TWIRL       
    SQUAE THRU 4      
    CALIFORNIA TWIRL    
    (Repeat and Stop)

4 Steps
8 Steps
4 Steps
4 Steps

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



4.3.3   EXERCISE 4.3

MUSIC FOR EXERCISE 4.3

    SQUARE YOUR SET
    TOUCH A QUARTER      
    WALK & DODGE              
    LADIES U-TURN BACK   
    WALK & DODGE             
    MEN U-TURN BACK       
    WALK & DODGE            
    PARTNER TRADE         
    TOUCH A QUATER           
    WALK & DODGE           
    PARTNER TRADE            
    MEN WALK, LADIES DODGE   
    WALK & DODGE  
    U-TURN BACK         
    LADIES WALK, MEN DODGE    
    WALK & DODGE      
    U-TURN BACK         
    (Repeat and Stop)

4  Steps
4  Steps
4  Steps
4  Steps

4  Steps
4 Steps
4 Steps
4 Steps
4 Steps
4 Steps
4 Steps
4 Steps
4 Steps
4 Steps
4 Steps
4 Steps



4.3.4   EXERCISE 4.4

MUSIC FOR EXERCISE 4.4

    SQUARE YOUR SET
    UP TO THE MIDDLE & BACK   
    MEN WALK, LADIES DODGE   
    CIRCULATE           
    SCOOT BACK        
    SCOOT BACK             
    SWING YOUR PARTNER      
    UP TO THE MIDDLE & BACK  
    STAR THRU            
    VEER LEFT            
    CALIFORNAI TWIRL     
    SLIDE THRU                 
    R & L THRU          
    SLIDE THRU             
    (Repeat and Stop)

4 Steps
4 Steps
4 Steps
6 Steps

6 Steps
8 Steps
4 Steps
4 Steps
4 Steps
4 Steps
4 Steps
8 Steps
4 Steps




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