PAIR DANCING - LESSON 6
BOX CALLS WITH MEN IN THE BELLE POSITION

2009 CPSD


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6.1   BOX CALLS WITH MEN (LADIES) IN THE BELLE (BEAU) POSITION


6.1.1   FACE IN & FACE OUT

For FACE IN, each dancer makes a quarter turn to either the left or right to face their partner. The dancers end up in an IN-FACING BOX from any other BOX formation.



Face in

Figure 6-1. FACE IN.       

For FACE OUT, each dancer makes a quarter turn to either the right or left to face away from their partner. After this call dancers have new partners. The dancers end up in an OUT-FACING BOX from any other BOX formation



Face Out


Figure 6-2. FACE OUT.


6.1.2   FACE RIGHT & FACE LEFT


For FACE RIGHT, each dancer makes a quarter turn toward his right shoulder. Dancers in an IN or an OUT-FACING BOX end up in a RIGHT HAND BOX and visa versa


Face Right

Figure 6-3. FACE RIGHT.       

For FACE LEFT, each dancer makes a quarter turn toward his left shoulder. After this call dancers have new partners. Dancers in an IN or an OUT-FACING BOX end up in a RIGHT HAND BOX and visa versa.



Face Left

Figure 6-4. FACE LEFT.


6.1.3   U-TURN BACK

IN-FACING BOX (OUT-FACING BOX): All dancers turn around in place (180)  and they rotate so that partners momentarily face each other.  The dancers end up in an OUT-FACING BOX (IN-FACING BOX).

 ANIMATION
U-Turn Back

Figure 6-5. U-TURN BACK.


6.1.4   HALF SASHAY

NOTE: Two HALF SASHAYs move the dancers counter-clockwise around each other to their original position.

ANY SIDE-BY-SIDE COUPLE: The dancers in the BELLE position (on the right) step forward and slide to the left, and dancers in the BEAU position (on the left) step back and slide to the right so that the partners exchange places without changing their facing direction.

 ANIMATION 

Half Sashay

Figure 6-6. HALF SASHAY


6.1.5   ALLEMANDE LEFT and TURN BY THE LEFT

NOTE:   LEFT ALLEMANDE is a ‘sex dependent” call like CALIFORNIA TWIRL, STAR THRU adn SLIDE THRU are.

IN-FACING BOX: Each dancer faces the designated dnacer joins left forearms, turns 180 around the joined arms, releases the arm-hold, and steps forward. The dancers end up in an OUT-FACING BOX.

For LEFT ALLEMANDE the designated dancer is always the LADY on the left for lthe MAN dancer and the MAN on the right for the LADY dancer even if the MAN dancer is in the BELLE position and the LADY dancer is in the BEAU position.

 ANIMATION  
Turn by the Left

Figure 6-7. LEFT ALEMANDE.FORM FACING COUPLES


5.1.6   TURNTHRU and TURN BY THE RIGHT

IN-FACING BOX: Each dancer faces the designated dancer, joins right forearms, turns 180, releases the arm-hold, and steps forward. The dancers end up in an OUT-FACING BOX.

 ANIMATION  



Turn by the Right

Figure 6-8. TURN CORNER BY THE RIGNT.


6.1.7   ALL AROUND

ANY BOX: Each dancer faces the corner, steps forward and to the left so that the right shoulders are close, walks 180 around the corner as the corner walks 180 around him. Then both dancers step forward. The right shoulders of both dancers should be adjacent as the dancers walk around each other. The motion is like a TURN BY THE RIGHT without the arm hold.  The dancers end up in an OUT-FACING BOX.

 ANIMATION 
All Around

Figure 6-9. ALL AROUND YOUR CORNER.


6.1.8   SEE SAW

SEESAW is usually called after ALL AROUND THE CORNER: Each dancer faces the partner, steps forward and to the right so that the left shoulders are close, walks 180 around the partner, as the partner walks 180 around him. Then both dancers step forward. The left shoulders of both dancers should be adjacent as the dancers walk around each other. The motion is like a TURN BY THE LEFT without the arm hold.  The dancers end up in an OUT-FACING BOX.

 ANIMATION   This is an animationp of ALL AROUND THE CORNER & SEESAW YOUR OWN.
(View the RED Couple only)
See Saw

Figure 6-10. SEE SAW.


6.1.9   BOX THE GNAT

NOTE:   BOX THE GNAT is different for the  MAN dancer and LADY dnacer no matter what bposition they are in. This call is ‘sex dependent”, not ‘position dependent’.

IN-FACING BOX: Each dancer steps forward, lightly joins right hands while raising their arms. The LADY dancer steps forward and walks under the MAN dancer's arm while doing a U-TURN BACK and keeping hands joined. The MAN dancer walks forward and around the LADY dancer and does a U-TURN BACK while keeping hands joined. The dancers end up in an IN-FACING BOX with hands still joined, each in the other dancer's starting position.

 ANIMATI0N 
Box the Gnat

Figure 6-11. BOX THE GNAT.


6.2   SUMMARY of calls that reverse partner and corner

    FACE IN and FACE OUT
    FACE LEFT and FACE RIGHT
    ALLEMANDE LEFT (007)
    LEFT (RIGHT) ARM TURN  (007)
    HALF SASHAY (014)
    U-TURN BACK  (015)
    ALL AROUND THE CORNER (026)
    SEE SAW (027)
    BOX THE GNAT (035)


6.3   PRACTICE CALL SEQUENCES

 MUSIC FOR TYRING THE EXERCISES

6.3.1   EXERCISE 6.1 – FACE IN, OUT, LEFT, and RIGHT

    SQUARE YOUR SET
    FACE IN         
    FACE OUT        
    U-TURN BACK   
    FACE LEFT        
    CIRCULATE      
    CIRCULATE       
    FACE RIGHT       
    SLIDE THRU (home)

6.3.2   EXERCISE 6.2 – ALL AROUND, SEE SAW, ALEMANDE LEFT

    Square your set     
    ALL AROUND YOUR CORNER  
    SEE SAW YOUR PARTNER 
    ALLEMENDE LEFT      
    DOSADO YOUR PARTNER 
    FACE IN (home)

6.3.3   EXERCISE 6.3 – BOX THE GNAT, U-TURN BACK

    SQURE YOUR SET     
    R&L THRU              
    BOX THE GANT          
    R&L THRU (who turns who)  
    PASS THRU              
    U-TURN BACK, (home) 

6.3.4   EXERCISE 6.4 – CIRCULATE

    SQUARE YOUR SET     
    FACT LEFT              
    CIRCULATE          
    CIRCULATE          
    FACE IN              
    SQUARE THUR 4        
    PARTNER TRADE (home)       


CALLER’S NOTE:

The 38 calls in Lessons 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 can be done in any sequence, as long as they can be executed. The worst that can happen now is that 1) the MAN dancer does not end up paired with the original LADY, 2) the MAN dancer is in he BELLE position, and 3) the COUPLE is not at home. Further the person calling may not know which MAN and LADY dancers were originally partners. Thus, in any BOX formation the calls SWING YOUR ORIGINAL PARTNER and PROMENADE HOME will resolve the formaton, that is square the set.




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