Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Thinking about Calls

I've enjoyed how Brian and Kent taught Follow Your Neighbor, and also what Butch Adams added to it. Follow Your Neighbor was one of those Plus calls that I learned haphazardly and did unthinkingly. Here's my take on the call: it's a lot like Scoot Back and Fan the Top.

Here's the CallerLab definition:

FOLLOW YOUR NEIGHBOR - Starting formation - Box Circulate. TIMING - 6

Dancers facing in release hands with the person next to them (their "neighbor") and step straight forward, join adjacent forearms with the one they meet, and turn three-quarters (270°) to become centers of a new wave. At the same time, the dancers facing out follow their "neighbors" by moving forward in a three-quarter looping turn (270°), turning towards their "neighbor" to finish adjacent to their "neighbor" as the ends of the new ocean wave.

When done from right-hand boxes, the dancers facing in turn by the right hand and the dancers facing out loop around right-face, to finish in a left-hand ocean wave. When done from left-hand boxes, the dancers facing in turn by the left-hand and the dancers facing out loop around left-face, to finish in a right-hand ocean wave.

Here's my take on it: the Leaders do their part of a Scoot Back then Roll.

The Trailers do their part of a Scoot Back but Cast Three-Quarters rather than do a Turn Thru.

And that's the end of the call!

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