Ocean Wave – Step To – Teaching

CALLERLAB Program: Basic Part 2
Ocean Wave – Step To

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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:

— This is the first time dancers see the wave formation, so it is the time to explain how to recognize a Right-Hand Wave and a Left-Hand Wave.
— “Dosado to a Wave” is italicized in the Basic Program list because it needs the wave formation. It can easily be taught along with “Step to a Wave”.
— In CALLERLAB’s suggested teaching order, this is the time to introduce “All Eight Circulate” from waves. The definition and related information can be found in the Basic Part 1 section of this resource under Circulate – Eight & Single File.

Quick quote for Step to a Wave: “Join right hands”

Quick quote for Dosado to a Wave: “Dosado and a bit more to make a wave”

Quick quote for All Eight Circulate: “Centers on inside track, Outsides stay outside”

Teaching Standard Applications for Step to a Wave:

Heads Square Thru Four,
Step to a Wave, Ladies Trade,
Right Turn Half, Boys Left Turn Half,
Right Turn Half, Girls Left Turn Half,
Right Turn Half, Boys Left Turn Half,
Patter: Girls Circulate and U-Turn Back, Promenade (short)
Singer: Swing and Promenade
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

Heads Square Thru Four,
Step to a Wave, Ladies Trade,
Right Turn Half, Boys Left Turn Half, Girls Circulate,
Right Turn Half, Girls Left Turn Half, Boys Circulate,
Right Turn Half, Boys Left Turn Half,
Patter: Box the Gnat, Change hands, Allemande Left, Promenade
Singer: Swing and Promenade

Heads Square Thru Four,
Step to a Wave, Ladies Trade,
Right Turn Half, Boys Left Turn Half,
Box the Gnat, Pass Thru,
Centers Square Thru Three, Outsides Partner Trade,
Patter: Allemande Left, Promenade
Singer: Swing and Promenade

* * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
Teaching Standard Applications for Dosado to a Wave:

Heads Star Thru, Center four Dosado to a Wave
Those Ladies Trade, Centers Pass Thru,
All Dosado to a Wave, Girls Circulate
Right Turn Half, Boys Left Turn Half
Patter: Boys Circulate, Girls U-Turn Back, Promenade
Singer: Swing and Promenade
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

Heads Lead Right, Dosado to a Wave,
Ladies Trade, Right Turn Half,
Boys Trade, Girls Circulate,
Right Turn Half, Girls Trade,
Patter: Right Turn Half, Boys Circulate, Girls U-Turn Back, Promenade
Singer: Swing and Promenade

Teaching Standard Applications for All Eight Circulate:

Heads Square Thru Four,
Dosado to a Wave,
Boys Circulate, Girls Circulate,
All Eight Circulate,
Patter: Right Turn Half, Girls Circulate, Grand Right and Left
Singer: [Right Turn Half, Boys Trade Twice,] Swing and Promenade
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

Heads Star Thru and California Twirl,
Centers Arch, Dive Thru, Centers Pass Thru,
Dosado to a Wave, All Eight Circulate,
Patter: Right Turn Half, Girls Circulate, Grand Right and Left
Singer: [ Right Turn Half, Boys Trade Twice,], Swing and Promenade