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    more links and animations may be added soon...    (Last update: 4/8/2024)

Great attendance this week - we had 3 squares dancing!
It was good to see most of the class present, and it's
rather important to try to be here each week. Missing
dancers mean that lessons must be retaught and progress
is slowed.

Plus practice continues in the hour from 6:30 to 7:30, after which
this year's class gets their turn.

The check marks will continue to pop up in the Basic, Mainstream and
(eventually), Plus lists below; calls will be marked as they are
introduced to our new dancers.

New (2023) Class:
   April 2
     Slide Thru
   April 23. 30 and May 7:
     Centers In
     Cast Off 3/4
     Scoot Back
   
   (Missing students = "reteach"!)
     
     
     
   
   
Continuing Dancers:
   Practice! Practice! Practice!:
   
     
     
     
   
     
     
   
     
     

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Basic Program - Part A (2023 Class)

   ●   Naming of positions within the square
   ●   Circle - Right/left, All 8 or as named
   ●   Move Forward and Back
   ●   Dosado
   ●   Swing
   ●   Promenade (As Couples)
   ●   Promenade (Single File)
   ●   Star Promenade
   ●   Allemande Left
   ●   Arm Turns
   ●   Right and Left Grand
   ●   Weave The Ring
   ●   Right and Left Hand Stars
   ●   Pass Thru
   ●   Half Sashay
   ●   Rollaway
   ●   Ladies In, Men Sashay
   ●   U-Turn Back
   ●   Backtrack
   ●   Separate Around 1 or 2
   ●   Split Two
   ●   Courtesy Turn
   ●   Two Ladies Chain
   ●   Four Ladies Chain
   ●   Chain Down The Line
   ●   Do Paso
   ●   Lead Right
   ●   Veer Left (or Right)
   ●   Bend the Line
   ●   Circulates from two faced lines (general)
   ●   --- Couples Circulate
   ●   --- Ends (Boys) Circulate
   ●   --- Centers (Girls) Circulate
   ●   Circulates from ocean waves (general)
   ●   --- Ends Circulate
   ●   --- Centers Circulate
   ●   --- All Eight Circulate
   ●   --- Split Circulate (from a wave)
   ●   Circulates from columns (general)
   ●   --- Column (or Single File) Circulate
   ●   --- Split Circulate (from a column)
   ●   Right and Left Thru
   ●   Grand Square
   ●   Star Thru
   ●   Double Pass Thru
   ●   First Couple Left, Next Couple Right
   ●   California Twirl
   ●   Walk around your corner
   ●   SeeSaw
   ●   Square Through
   ●   Circle to a line
   ●   Dive Thru
   ●   Substitute (Not on the Basic/MS list)



Basic Program - Part B

   ●   Wheel Around
   ●   Box the Gnat
   ●   General notes on Trade
      ●   Couples Trade
      ●   Ends (Boys) Trade (In 2 faced lines)
      ●   Girls Trade (In a normal line)
      ●   Centers (Girls) Trade (In a wave)
      ●   Partner Trade
   ●   Ocean Waves
   ●   Balance the Wave
   ●   The Alamo Ring
   ●   Swing Thru in an Alamo Ring
   ●   Swing Thru in Ocean Waves
   ●   Run
      ●   Run (in lines or waves)
      ●   Cross Run
   ●   Pass The Ocean
   ●   Extend
   ●   Wheel and Deal (from 2 faced lines)
   ●   Wheel and Deal (from normal lines)
   ●   Zoom
   ●   Flutter Wheel
   ●   Reverse Flutter Wheel
   ●   Sweep a Quarter
   ●   Trade By
   ●   Touch a Quarter
   ●   Ferris Wheel



Mainstream Program

   ●   Cloverleaf
   ●   Turn Thru
   ●   Eight Chain Thru
   ●   Pass To The Center
   ●   Allemande Thar (a formation)
   ●   Allemande Left to an Allemande Thar
   ●   Wrong Way Thar
   ●   Slip The Clutch
   ●   Shoot The Star
   ●   Hinge
   ●   Hinge (Couples)
   ●   Centers In
   ●   Cast Off 3/4 (from lines)
   ●   Cast Off 3/4 (from waves or mini-waves)
   ●   Spin The Top
   ●   Walk and Dodge
   ●   Slide Thru
      ●   Slide Thru (Same sex)
   ●   Fold
   ●   Cross Fold
   ●   Dixie Style to a Wave
   ●   Spin Chain Thru
   ●   Tag The Line
      ●   Fractional: Quarter Tag
      ●   Fractional: Half Tag
      ●   Fractional: Three Quarter Tag
   ●   Scoot Back
   ●   Recycle



Plus Program

   ●   Acey Deucey
   ●   Spin Chain the Gears
   ●   Grand Swing Thru
   ●   Triple Scoot
   ●   Teacup Chain
   ●   Ping Pong Circulate
   ●   Load The Boat
   ●   Peel Off
   ●   Coordinate
   ●   (Anything) and Spread
   ●   Track II
   ●   (Anything) and Roll
   ●   Follow Your Neighbor
   ●   Fan the Top
   ●   Dixie Grand
   ●   Spin Chain and Exchange the Gears
   ●   Explode the Wave
   ●   Explode and (Anything)
   ●   Crossfire
   ●   Relay the Deucey
   ●   Linear Cycle
   ●   Peel the Top
   ●   The Diamond - A new formation
   ●   Diamond Circulate
   ●   Cut the Diamond
   ●   Single Circle to a Wave
   ●   Trade the Wave
   ●   Flip the Diamond
   ●   All 8 Spin the Top
   ●   Chase Right