Tag the Line – Teaching

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Tag the Line

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Choreography for Patter Teaching with Singing Call Options:

Teaching Tips:

Tag the Line (In/ Out/ Left/Right)
A.) Let go first!
B.) Turn individually in the direction where there are more people in your line.
C.) Turn towards the center of the line.
D.) Right shoulder passes.
E.) The action takes about four dance steps to get past everyone.
F.) Listen for follow up directional call if given.

More teaching suggestions:
— If dancers have problems interpreting “face the center of your line”, perhaps say “face the far end of your line”.

Quick quote: “Face the far end of your line and Double Pass Thru”

Teaching Standard Applications:

From Right Two-Faced Lines:
All Four Ladies Chain 3/4,
Heads Lead Right and Veer Left,
Couples Circulate, Tag the Line,
Patter: Face Left, Boys Circulate, Promenade
Short Singer: Leaders U-Turn Back, Swing and Promenade
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

Heads Square Thru Four,
Dosado to a Wave,
Ladies Trade, Ladies Run,
Tag the Line, Face Right,
Ferris Wheel, Centers Pass Thru,
Patter: Allemande Left, Face In, Home
Singer: Swing and Promenade
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

Heads Pass the Ocean, Extend,
Swing Thru, Men Run,
Couples Circulate, Tag the Line,
Face Right, Men Cross Run,
Patter: Girls Circulate, California Twirl, Promenade
Singer: California Twirl and Promenade
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Heads Pass Thru, Separate Around Two to a Line,
Forward and Back, Box the Gnat, Pass the Ocean,
Ladies Trade, Swing Thru,
Boys Run, Tag the Line,
Patter: Girls Face Left, Boys Face Right, Allemande Left, Home
Singer: Face Left, Couples Circulate, Promenade
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

From Lines Facing Out:
Heads Lead Right and Circle to a Line
Forward and Back, Pass Thru,
Tag the Line, Face In,
Box the Gnat, Pass the Ocean,
Patter: Boys Run, Promenade
Singer: Boys Circulate, Swing and Promenade
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

Heads Box the Gnat, Pass Thru,
Separate Around One to a Line,
Forward and Back, Box the Gnat,
Pass Thru, Tag the Line In,
Slide Thru,
Patter: Allemande Left, Promenade
Singer: Swing and Promenade
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Heads Star Thru and California Twirl
Split Two and Separate Around One to a Line
Pass Thru, Tag the Line, Face In,
Pass Thru, Tag the Line
Leaders U-Turn Back
Patter: Allemande Left, Face in at Home
Singer: Swing and Promenade
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Heads Pass Thru and Separate Around One to a Line
Forward and Back, Pass Thru,
Tag the Line, Cloverleaf,
Centers Square Thru 3
Patter: Allemande Left
Singer: Swing and Promenade
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From both Two-Faced and Out Facing:
Heads Star Thru, Double Pass Thru,
Leaders Partner Trade, Make a Wave,
Girls Run, Couples Circulate,
Tag the Line and Face In,
Forward and Back, Pass Thru
Tag the Line and Face Left,
Patter: Boys Circulate, Promenade
Singer: Promenade
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