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Whenever two dancers are walking towards each other and would otherwise collide, they pass right shoulders and continue.
Whenever two dancers are walking toward each other and would otherwise occupy the same position, they join right hands in a mini-wave at that position.
Some calls which normally start from ocean waves can also be done when dancers are in facing couples. Step to right-hand waves (or left-hand waves for left calls) then do the call.
Some calls which normally start from facing couples dancers can also be done when dancers are in ocean mini waves. Dancers have already done the step towards each other part of the call.
Two or more dancers.
Join hands to form a circle.
Face slightly direction.
Move forward around the circle.
Take some steps forward.
Take some steps back.
Facing dancers.Highland fling.
Pass right shoulders.
Move right, passing in back of the other dancer.
Back up, passing left shoulders, returning to starting position.
Facing dancers, man and lady.
Walk around the square.
Where convenient to face someone.
Turn by left forearm.
Facing dancers. Couples.
Turn by specified forearm and walk around the other dancer the distance specified.
Where convenient to face.
Right & Left Grand: Men walk counterclockwise. Women clockwise. Alternate pull by hands.
Weave The Ring: Right & Left Grand without hands.
Wrong Way Grand: Right & Left Grand in the opposite direction. Same hands.
Facing couples. Facing dancers. Square. Circle.
Put the specified hand in to form a plus sign.
Turn the star by walking forward in a circle around the center of the star.
Form a Star.
Put free arm around specified dancer.
Turn the star.
Walk past other dancer, passing right left shoulders.
Specified couple Move between the outside couple.
Other couple Get out of their way and then step back together.
Partners exchange places without changing facing directions.
Turn 180° in place. Turn direction: body flow, toward partner, or center of set.
Dancers turn back to back.
Walk forward around outside of square.
Couples, man on left, woman on right. Facing dancers.
Man Takes lady's left hand in his left hand.
Man puts right hand in small of lady's back.
As a couple Turn around, man backs up, lady walks forward.
Stop when facing center of set or formation.
Facing couples. Square. Circle..
Ladies Step forward, pull by with right hand.
Men Step right.
Couple step forward.
Turn direction 90° as a unit.
1 Right Pull By.
Basic 16 step pattern:
4 steps forward.
Turn 90° to face partner.
4 steps back.
Turn 90° to face original opposites.
4 steps back.
Turn 90° to face original partner.
4 steps forward.
Heads Do pattern forward. Do pattern backward.
Sides Face partner. Do pattern backward. Do pattern forward.
Facing dancers, man and lady.
Man's raises right palm to touch lady's left palm.
Lady Turn 90° left while walking under arch.
Man Turn 90° right while walking around lady.
Join outside hands to form a 4-dancer circle.
Rotate the circle.
Lead dancer in the couple who started on the inside, man's position, releases the left handhold.
Any line with an even number of dancers, dancers in each half of the line facing same direction.
Center dancers Drop hands.
Each half of the line working a unit, until both halves of the line are facing.
Ends Move forward.
Centers Back up.
Walk around each other. Keep right shoulders adjacent. End facing partner.
Walk around each other. Keep left shoulders adjacent. End facing corner.
Couple, man and lady.
Man Raise right hand.
Lady Raise left hand.
Lady Walk under arch, turning 180° left.
Man Walk around lady in other direction 180°.
Couple with backs to the center Make an arch.
Other couple Duck thru arch.
Archers California Twirl.
As a couple, turn ½ in the direction of a Courtesy Turn.
Right hand Star with outside dancers holding the left forearm of the center dancer.
Release outside handholds.
Dancers holding adjacent hands with each dancer facing the opposite direction of the adjacent dancer.
A circle with men facing in, ladies facing out.
1 Pass Thru.
2 Turn to face partner.
3 Step to a right handed ocean wave.
Step forward to another wave.
Two shoulder to shoulder dancers.
Specified dancer Move forward in a semi circle around inactive dancer.
Other dancer Step sideways into vacated spot.
Wave. Line. Column.
Exchange places with specified dancer by walking forward in a semi-circle.
Line of 4 facing same direction. 2-faced line.
Center dancer is pivot point. Right hand couple in front.
Double pass thru.
Move forward, passing right shoulders with two other dancers.
Completed double pass thru.
Couple, as a unit, walk forward in an arc in the given direction.
Where there is a leader and a trailer.
Lead Walk around in a full circle to end behind the trailer.
Trailer Step forward into spot vacated by lead.
Right hand dancers Go into the center and turn by right forearm.
Same dancer Grab opposite dancer's right hand with left hand.
Continue around to original right hand dancer's starting position.
Facing couples in circling movement.
As a couple, dancers continue circling movement an extra 90°.
Facing dancers. Facing couples. Mini waves. 2-faced lines.
Move to the direction and forward.
Dancers touch and without stopping turn 90° to the right.
Follow circulate path to the next position.
Turn ½ by the right.
Release handhold an step forward.
1 Those Who Can Right Pull By.
2 Centers Left Pull By.
2 Ends Courtesy Turn.
n defaults to 8.
Couple with backs to the center of the set facing or stading behind another couple.
Outsides Step apart.
Centers Step forward and between outsides to form a line.
As a unit with adjoining dancer, rotate 270°.
Box circulate. Facing couples.
Dancer facing in or specified dancer Walk forward to take place of other dancer.
Dancer facing out or other dancer Dodge sideways to take place of walking dancer.
Any two dancer shoulder to shoulder formation.
Directed dancer step forward and move in a small semi-circle to face the other dancer or position.
Like a Run, but the other dancer does not get out of the way.
Facing couples or tandems.
1 Right dancers Step forward and left to become leads.
1 Lead dancers Right Pull By.
2 Left Touch ¼.
Line with even number of dancers.
Turn to face center of line.
Walk past the specified number of dancers or all the way thru if unspecified.
Last synchronization with CallerLab definitions: 2008-01-02.