PAIR DANCING - LESSON 8
WAVE CALLS (Part 1 of 3)

2009 CPSD

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8.1   CALLS THAT FORM RIGHT-HANDED WAVES

There are 2 variations of the RIGHT HAND WAVE. One has MAN dancers on the end. The other has LADY dancers on the end. The calls for WAVES do not distinguish between these two cases.


Wave with Beaus on the end

Figure 8-1.   A RIGHT HAND WAVE with MAN dancers on the end.



Wave with Belles on the end

Figure 8-2.   A RIGHT HAND WAVE with the LADY dancers on the end.


8.1.1   STEP TO A WAVE

IN-FACING BOX: The opposing dancers step forward toward right shoulders. The dancers stop and join hands when they are side by side to form a RIGHT HAND WAVE.

 ANIMATION 
Step to a Wave

Figure 8-3.   STEP TO A WAVE.


8.1.2   SINGLE CIRCLE TO A WAVE

IN-FACING BOX: Facing dancers join both hands with each other and Circle Left half way. Without stopping, the dancers drop hands and step to a RIGHT HAND WAVE.

 ANIMATION 
Single Circle to a Wave

Figure 8-4.   SINGLE CIRCLE TO A WAVE.


8.1.3   PASS THE OCEAN

IN-FACING BOX: The dancers pass thru. The right dancer do a LEFT TOUCH A QUARTER (that is TOUCH A QUARTER with their left hands) as they pass left shoulders. At the same time the end dancers continue and turn a quarter clockwise to join right hands with the center dancer after the center dancers have turned. The dancers end up in a RIGHT HAND WAVE.

 ANIMATION 
Pass the Ocean

Figure 8-5.   PASS THE OCEAN.


8.1.4   MEN RUN


RIGHT HAND TWO-FACED LINE: The calll MEN RUN converts a RIGHT HAND TWO-FACED LINE into a RIGHT HAND WAVE.

 ANIMATION 
(Shown in Facing Couples)
Beau Dancers Run

Figure 8-6.   MEN RUN.


8.1.4   LADIES U-TURN BACK


RIGHT HAND WAVE: The LADY dancer does a 180 U-Turn back by turning in place toward the partner to form a RIGHT HAND TW0-FACED LINE.  TIMING: 4 Steps.

 ANIMATION 
(Shown in Facing Couples)
Beau Dancers Run

Figure 8-7.   LADIES U-TURN BACK.


8.1.5   HINGE

RIGHT HAND BOX: For a  HINGE, the dancers turn the opposite-facing partner by the adjacent hand by one-quarter turn. The dancers end up in a RIGHT HAND WAVE.

ANIMATION


Hinge to a Wave

Figure 8-8.   HINGE to a RIGHT HAND WAVE WAVE.


8.2   SUMMARY of calls with WAVES, Part I

    LADIES U-TURN BACK (015)
.    STEP TO A WAVE (036)
    PASS THE OCEAN (038)
    ,MEN RUN (041)
    HINGE (068)
    SINGLE CIRCLE TO A WAVE (093)


8.3   PRACTICE CALL SEQUENCES

 MUSIC FOR TYRING THE EXERCISES

8.3.1   EXERCISE 8.1 – STEP TO A WAVE, SWING THRU

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QUARE YOUR SET      
    STIP TO A WAVE        
    SWING THRU      
    BEAUS RUN          
    WHEEL & DEAL (home)   


8.3.2   EXERCISE 8.2 – PASS THE OCEAN

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QUARE YOUR SET  
    PASS THE OCEAN    
    BEAUS RUN         
    WHEEL & DEAL      
    R & L THRU            
    PASS THE OCEAN        
    BEAUS RUN            
    WHEEL & DEAL (home)     


8.3.3   EXERCISE 8.3 – SINGLE CIRCLE TO A WAVE

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QUARE YOUR SET          
    SINGLE CIRCLE TO A WAVE  
    BEAUS RUN        
    WHEEL & DEAL         
    FLUTTER WHEEL (home)   


8.3.4   EXERCISE 8.4 – TOUCH A QUARTER, HINGE

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QUARE YOUR SET     
    TOUCH A QUARTER    
    HINGE           
    BEAUS RUN         
    WHEEL & DEAL         
    FLUTTER WHEEL (home)  

8.3.5   EXERCISE 8.5 – CAST OFF 3/4

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QUARE YOUR SET        
    TOUCH A QUARTER   
    CAST OFF 3/4          
    BELLES U-TURN BACK   
    WHEEL & DEAL      
    FLUTTER WHEEL (home)  



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