Ocean Wave – Balance – Teaching

CALLERLAB Program: Basic Part 2
Ocean Wave – Balance

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Choreography for Patter Teaching with Singing Call Options:

Teaching Tips:

Ocean Wave Family
A.) Don’t stand shoulder to shoulder, step back to see the wave.
B.) Balance is like a “Charleston” dance move, forward touch and back touch.
C.) Should be able to see the wave crest as it rises and falls with each balance.
D.) Spread apart just a little while forming waves, square breathing, to allow more space within the formation.

More teaching suggestions:

A balance should occur on either the first four or the last four beats of an eight beat phrase. That means the caller should appropriately pre-cue the dancers.

Quick quote: “Forward, touch, back, touch”

Teaching Standard Applications for Balance:

Heads Square Thru Four,
Right and Left Thru,
Dosado to a Wave and Ladies Trade,
Balance and Right Turn Half,
Balance and Boys Trade,
Patter: Girls Circulate, Grand Right and Left, Promenade
Singer: Swing and Promenade
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Heads Lead Right, Dosado to a Wave,
Balance and the Ladies Trade,
Balance and Right and Left Thru,
Dosado and Pass Thru,
Patter: Allemande Left, Promenade
Singer: Swing and Promenade
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