Scoot Back – Teaching

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Scoot Back

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Choreography for Patter Teaching with Singing Call Options:

Teaching Tips:

Scoot Back
A.) Feels like you are using the same hand three times, don’t cross hands.
B.) All are turning back.
C.) Come back to the same person beside you with the same hand.
D.) Those looking in do a Turn Thru, those looking out Fold into vacant spot beside them, to join the same person with the same hand.
E.) Let go and step straight forward first.
F.) Inside hands or arms are used in the center.
G.) Can be described as a half split circulate, centers trade, then finish the split circulate.

More teaching suggestions:
— Another way to describe the dance action for the Trailers in a Box Circulate is: walk directly forward until adjacent with each other, Arm Turn 1/2, and walk directly forward, ending in a position vacated by a Leader.
— The action produces the same result as a Trade with the adjacent dancer.

Quick quote: “Extend, Arm Turn, Extend, Leaders Box Circulate”

Teaching Standard Applications:

From Waves with Boys Facing In:
Heads Promenade Half,
Down the middle Square Thru 4,
Touch 1/4, Scoot Back,
Boys Run, Star Thru,
Pass Thru, Trade By,
Patter: Allemande Left, Face In, Home
Swing: Swing and Promenade
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

Heads Square Thru Four,
Dosado, Swing Thru,
Boys Run, Half Tag,
Scoot Back, Boys Run, Slide Thru,
Patter: Allemande Left, Face In, Home
Singer: Swing and Promenade
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

From Waves with Girls Facing In:
Heads Square Thru Four,
Right and Left Thru and Rollaway,
Touch 1/4, Scoot Back,
[ Girls Run, Box the Gnat, Pass Thru ]
Patter: (after Pass Thru) Allemande Left
Singer: Swing and Promenade
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

Heads Pass Thru and Cloverleaf,
Sides Pass Thru, Swing Thru,
Single Hinge, Scoot Back,
Centers Trade and Centers Run,
Couples Circulate, Half Tag, Swing Thru,
Patter: Girls Circulate, Boys Run, Wrong Way Promenade (short)
Singer: Girls U-Turn, Promenade
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

Scoot Back Twice:
Heads Square Thru Four,
Touch 1/4, Scoot Back,
Scoot Back again,
[ Girls Run, Box the Gnat, Slide Thru],
Patter: (after Slide Thru) Allemande Left
Singer: Swing, Promenade
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

Heads Square Thru Four,
Make a Right Hand Star,
Heads Star Left,
Touch a Quarter,
Scoot Back twice,
Patter: Girls Run Right, All Eight Circle Left, Allemande Left, Promenade
Singer: Slide Thru and Promenade
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

Boys and Girls active in center:
Heads Star Thru and Pass Thru,
Circle to a Line,
Right and Left Thru,
Pass the Ocean, Ladies Trade,
Scoot Back, [ Scoot Back again ]
Patter: (after two Scoot Backs) All Eight Circulate once and a half, Boys Run, Promenade
Singer: Swing and Promenade
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

Heads Touch 1/4, Walk and Dodge,
All Touch 1/4, Scoot Back,
Boys Run, Pass the Ocean,
Boys Circulate, Girls Trade,
[ Scoot Back ],
Patter: (after Scoot Back) Half Circulate, Box the Gnat and Slide Thru at home
Singer: Swing and Promenade
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

Heads Pass the Ocean, Extend,
Scoot Back, Boys Trade,
Scoot Back, Girls Trade,
All Eight Circulate,
Patter: Scoot Back, Half Circulate, Boys Run, Bend the Line
Singer: Swing and Promenade (long or very short)
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

With Fold:
Heads Square Thru Four,
Touch a Quarter, Scoot Back,
Boys Fold, Ladies Turn Thru, Star Thru,
Patter: Couples Circulate, Boys Circulate, Promenade
Singer: Promenade
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

With Half Tag:
Heads Lead Right and Veer Left,
Couples Circulate, Half Tag,
Scoot Back, Boys Run,
Pass the Ocean, Girls Trade,
Patter: Girls Run, Half Circulate and Bend the Line, Home
Singer: Boys Circulate, Swing and Promenade
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

Heads Pass Thru and Separate Around One to a Line,
Forward and Back, Box the Gnat,
Pass Thru, Half Tag, Scoot Back,
[ Scoot Back again ],
Patter: (after two Scoot Backs), Girls Circulate then U-Turn Back, Promenade short
Singer: Swing and Promenade
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

With Dixie Style and Cross Fold:
Heads Touch 1/4, Those Boys Run,
All Touch 1/4, Scoot Back,
Boys Run, Right and Left Thru,
Ladies Lead Dixie Style to a Wave,
Boys Cross Fold,
Patter: Allemande Left, Face In, Home
Singer: Swing and Promenade
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

Centers Only:
Heads Right and Left Thru,
Head Ladies Lead Dixie Style to a Wave,
Those Boys Trade, Extend,
Boys Scoot Back, Left Swing Thru,
Girls Cross Run, Boys Trade,
Patter: Couples Circulate, Allemande Left, Face In, Home
Singer: Swing and Promenade (can be very short)
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

Heads Right and Left Thru and Rollaway
Star Thru, – – Slide Thru
Forward and Back, Right & Left Thru
Ladies Lead Dixie Style to Wave
Gents Scoot Back, Ladies Circulate
Patter: Allemande Left, Pass One, Promenade the next
Singer: Allemande Left, Come back and Promenade
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

Heads Lead Right and Veer Left,
Girls Scoot Back, Couples Circulate,
Half Tag, Centers Cross Run,
New Centers Scoot Back, Left Hinge,
Patter: Girls Circulate, Extend, Outsides U-Turn Back, Others — Girls Run and Bend the Line
Singer: Boys Circulate, Girls Run, Promenade