Recycle – Definition

Teaching Resource for RECYCLE

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CALLERLAB Program: Mainstream
Teaching order: After Scoot Back
Recently taught calls: Tag the Line, Tag Fractions

Background: Recycle (from a wave) was written in 1974 by Lee Kopman from Wantagh, New York. He first wrote All Eight Recycle which is a more complicated call that contains within it the idea that became Recycle (from a wave). Within the year, callers had begun to use that idea as a separate call. Recycle is listed as an Experimental in the 1976 Callerlab Mainstream Program. By 1980 it was listed as the last call in the Mainstream Program.


Starting formation: Ocean Wave only.

Command examples:
— Recycle

Dance action: (This is from the December 2017 version of the Mainstream Dance Program Definitions. A revised version is under discussion by the Mainstream Committee.)

The ends of the wave cross fold as the centers of the wave fold in behind the ends and follow them around, then face in to end as two facing couples.

Ending formations: Facing couples

Timing: 4 steps

Styling: As each end and adjacent center begin to turn, they release their mini-wave handhold, but the original end keeps that hand available. These two dancers smoothly establish a couple handhold once they are approximately facing the same direction.


Facing Couple or Ocean Wave Rule: The Facing Couples Rule does not apply.

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