Shoot the Star – Teaching

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Shoot the Star

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Choreography for Patter Teaching with Singing Call Options:

Teaching Tips:

Shoot the Star /Shoot the Star Full Around
A.) Just trade places with each other.
B.) Action has a definitive start but an indefinite ending determined only by the following call.
C.) If all have corners, the Shoot the Star action seems like an Allemande Left.
D.) Explain how the action is a half turn unless the caller specifies a Full Turn Around.

More teaching suggestions:
— Be aware of the potential for dizziness and avoid drilling this too long.

Quick quote: “Half Turn and move on”

Teaching Standard Applications:

Break:
Circle Left (16),
Allemande Left,
Hold on, men into an Allemande Thar,
(Men back up),
Shoot the Star,
Swing and Promenade
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

Break:
Allemande Left, Go forward 2,
Make an Allemande Thar (Right and Left),
Men wheel in and back it up,
Shoot the Star to another Thar,
Shoot the Star,
Swing and Promenade
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

Break:
Allemande Left for an Allemande Thar,
Go forward two, men into a back up star,
Shoot the Star a full Turn,
Turn Partner Right a full Turn,
Allemande Left,
Partner Swing and Promenade
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

Break (Wrong Way Thar):
Circle Left (8),
Allemande Left,
Turn Partner by the Right full turn to a Wrong Way Thar,
Boys back up,
Shoot the Star to your corner, Allemande Left,
Partner Swing and Promenade
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

Break:
Four Ladies Chain three-quarters,
Circle Left,
Allemande Left go forward two, Boys into an Allemande Thar,
Shoot the Star a full turn [hold on and Promenade],
Right to corner, Boys into a Wrong Way Thar,
Slip the Clutch, [Swing and] Promenade