PAIR DANCING - LESSON 7
LINE CALLS

2009 CPSD

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7.1   CALLS THAT FROM RIGHT HAND TWO-FACED LINES

The TWO-FACED LINE shown below is right-handed in the sense that the couples are joined in the center with a right hand.  The case in which the center dancers left hands are joined is called a LEFT HAND TWO-FACED LINE.
All left handed formations will be avoided in this section..


Two-Faced Line

Figure 7-1.   RIGHT HAND TWO-FACED LINE


7.1.1   VEER LEFT and VEER RIGHT

IN-FACING BOX: For VEER LEFT each couple working as a unit, moves to the left and forward. The dancers end up in a RIGHT HAND TWO-FACED LINE.

 ANIMATI0N 
 Box to Right 2-Faced Line

 ANIMATI0N  (Not illustrated)
 Box to Left 2-Faced Line
Veer Left

Figure 7-2.   VEER LEFT. from a IN-FACING BOX


RIGHT HAND TWO FACED LINE: For VEER RIGHTEach couple working as a unit, moves to the left and forward. The dancers end up in a OUT-FACING BOX.

 ANIMATI0N
 Right 2-Faced Line to Box

 ANIMATI0N  (Not illustrated)
 Leftt2-Faced Line to box

 
Veer Right

Figure 7-3.   VEER RIGHT from a RIGHT HAND TWO-FACED  LINE.


7.1.2   WHEEL AROUND

SIDE-BY-SIDE COUPLE: The couple, working as a unit with hands joined, turns 180, the left hand dancer backing up, and the right hand dancer moving forward.

 ANIMATI0N  
Wheel Around

Figure 7-4.   WHEEL AROUND.


7.1.3   WHEEL AND DEAL

RIGHT HAND TWO-FACED LINE: Each couple steps forward and then wheels 180 toward the center of the line. The center dancer in each couple acts as the pivot point about which the couples turn. The dancers end up in an IN-FACING BOX.

 ANIMATI0N  
WHeel & Deal

Figure 7-5.   WHEEL & DEAL.


7.1.4   CHAIN DOWN THE LINE

RIGHT HAND TWO-FACED LINE: The centers trade while ends adjust as necessary to meet the center dancers. Then the ends do a courtesy turn with the centers. The dancers end up in an IN-FACING BOX.

 ANIMATI0N 
Chain Down the Line

Figure 7-6.   CHAIN DOWN THE LINE.


7.1.5   HALF TAG THE LINE

RIGHT HAND TWO-FACED LINE: Each dancer steps forward and turns to face the center of the line. Then each dancer walks forward passing right shoulders with the oncoming dancers. The dancers stop walking forward when the original center from each side of the line meets the original end from the other side. The dancers end up in a RIGHT HAND BOX.

 ANIMATI0N 
Half Tag the Line

Figure 7-7.   HALF TAG THE LINE.


7.1.6   TAG THE LINE (all the way thru)
 
RIGHT HAND TWO-FACED LINE: Each dancer steps forward and turns to face the center of the line. Then each dancer walks forward passing right shoulders with oncoming dancers until the dancers walk past all of the dancers from the other side.

This call is usually followed by any one of the directional calls like FACE RIGHT to form a RIGHT HAND TWO-FACED LINE.


 ANIMATI0N 
Tag the Line

Figure 7-8.   TAG THE LINE.


7.1.7   PEEL OFF

RIGHT HAND BOX: The lead dancers walk in an approximate semicircle (180) away from the center of the BOX to become the ends of a RIGHT HAND TWO-FACED LINE. The trailing dancers step forward and make a U-TURN BACK away from the center of the BOX. They become centers of the same RIGHT HAND TWO-FACED LINE.

 ANIMATI0N 
Peel Off

Figure 7-9.   PEEL OFF.


7.1.8   BEND THE LINE

RIGHT HAND TWO-FACED LINE: Each couple, working as a unit, wheels (90) toward the center of the line. The dancers end up in an IN-FACING BOX.

 ANIMATI0N 
Bend the Line

Figure 7-10.   BEND THE LINE.


7.1.9   CROSSFIRE

RIGHT HAND TWO-FACED LINE: The ends cross fold as the centers trade. Upon completing their Trade, the centers release hands and step forward to form a RIGHT HAND BOX.

 ANIMATI0N 
Cross File

Figure 7-11.   CROSSFIRE.


7.1.10   FAN THE TOP

RIGHT HAND TWO-FACED LINE: The center dancers turn three quarters (270) while the end dancers move forward in a quarter circle. The dancers end up in a new RIGHT HAND TWO-FACED LINE that is rotated 90 from the orientation of the original LINE.

 ANIMATI0N 
Fan the Top

Figure 7-12.   FAN THE TOP.


7.1.11   ACEY DUECEY


RIGHT HAND TWO_FACED LINE: Center dancers trade, and the end dancers trade.

 ANIMATI0N
(End dancers change places)
Acey Deucey

Figure 7-13.   ACEY DEUCEY


7.2   SUMMARY of calls involving LINES.

    CHAIN DOWN THE LINE (018)
    BEND THE LINE (025)
    WHEEL AROUND (031)
    WHEEL AND DEAL (043)
    VEER LEFT (RIGHT) (049)
    TAG THE LINE (065)
    HALF TAG THE LINE (066)
    ACEY DEUDEY (070)
    CROSSFIRE (076)
    FAN THE TOP (083)
    PEEL OFF (089)


7.3   PRACTICE CALL SEQUENCES

 MUSIC FOR TYRING THE EXERCISES

7.3.1   EXERCISE 7.1 – VEER, BEND THE LINE

    SQUARE YOUR SET  
    VEER LEFT            
    BEND THE LINE        
    VEER RIGHT       
    BEND THE LINE (home)  

7.3.2   EXERCISE 7.2 – VEER, WHEEL AROUND

    S
QUARE YOUR SET       
    VEER LEFT            
    VEER RIGHT           
    WHEEL AROUND         
    VEER LEFT              
    VEER RIGHT         
    WHEEL AROUND (home) 

7.3.3   EXERCISE 7.3 – VEER, WHEEL & DEAL

    S
QUARE YOUR SET    
    VEER LEFT         
    WHEEL & DEAL     
    VEER LEFT        
    WHEEL & DEAL (home)   

7.3.4   EXERCISE 7.4 – VEER, TAG THE LINE, WHEEL & DEAL

    S
QUARE YOUR SET     
    VEER LEFT              
    TAG THE LINE          
    FACE R              
    WHEEL & DEAL (who leads)       
    HALF SASHAY (home)         

7.3.5   EXERCISE 7.5 – VEER, HALF TAG, PEEL OFF, ADEY DEUCEY

    Square your set          
    VEER LEFT               
    HALF TAG THE LINE     
    PEEL OFF           
    ACEY DEUCEY          
    BEND THE LINE         
    R&L THRU (home)        

7.3.6   EXERCISE 7.6 – VEER, FAN THE TOP

    Square your set          
    VEER LEFT              
    FAN THE TOP          
    FAN THE TOP       
    CENTERS TRADE          
    FAN THE TOP           
    BEND THE LINE (home)     


CALLER’S NOTE:

Any LINE formation may be resolved by returning the dancers to a BOX formation and resolving the BOX formation as previously described




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