Hinge – Single – Definition

Teaching Resource for HINGE – SINGLE

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CALLERLAB Program: Mainstream
Teaching order: After Allemande Thar group
Recently taught calls: Cloverleaf, Turn Thru, Eight Chain Thru, Pass to the Center

Background: Couples Hinge was written in 1970 by Ron Schneider from Berea, Ohio. It was extracted from a longer movement by Ron called “Couples Hinge and Trade”. From a Two-Faced Line, the Couples Hinge movement is actually a fractionated version of older movements called “Four in Line You Travel” and “Weathervane”. Weathervane is still used in contra dancing.

Couples Hinge is listed in Burleson’s Encyclopedia as number 1013. Partner Hinge is number 1285. Single Hinge is number 2008 which is among the calls in the 1975 Supplement.

The Hinge Family was listed as number 68 in the 1975 CALLERLAB Tentative Mainstream List. In 2009 it was moved to number 56 in the Mainstream teaching order.

Definition:

A hinge is a half of a trade. Any two adjacent couples or dancers who can trade can also hinge.

SINGLE HINGE:

A hinge is a half of a trade. Any two adjacent couples or dancers who can trade can also hinge.

(b) SINGLE HINGE:

Starting formation: Mini-Wave only

Command examples:
— Single Hinge
— Hinge
— Couples Circulate, Centers Hinge
— Heads Pass the Ocean, Extend, Split Circulate, Girls Cast Off 3/4, Boys Hinge

Dance action: 1/2 Trade

Ending formation: Mini-wave

Timing: 2

Styling: Dancers maintain their handhold

Comments:

“Hinge 1/4” is improper, because Hinge is not used with fractions, as opposed to Touch 1/4.

Partner Hinge (starting formation: Couple only) was removed from the Mainstream program in 1988. The command “Hinge” can be used for either Single Hinge or Partner Hinge, but the latter is improper at Mainstream.

Facing Couple or Ocean Wave Rule: Neither rule applies

Link to Taminations: http://www.tamtwirlers.org/tamination/ms/hinge.html