Turn Thru – Teaching

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Turn Thru

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Choreography for Patter Teaching with Singing Call Options:

Teaching Tips:

Turn Thru
A.) A right arm turn with someone that ends back to back.
B.) From waves have them rear back first to see they are almost facing.
C.) Trade places with the one in front if facing couples, or beside you if in waves, let go and pass them by, ending back to back.
D.) Different than an Arm Turn, there is a definitive ending spot.

More teaching suggestions:
— Emphasize the need to step through to end back to back and then reach out to make the new formation.
— Be aware that Turn Thru changes normal couples to half-sashayed couples and vice versa.
— Although Heads Turn Thru is not listed as a Standard Application, it is the two-couple version of the action from a Normal Eight Chain Thru.

Quick quote: “Right Arm Turn and step through”

Teaching Standard Applications:

Break Figure:
Circle Left (16),
Allemande Left, Turn Thru, Allemande Left,
Grand Right and Left,
Swing and Promenade
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Break Figure:
Circle Left (16),
Allemande Left, Dosado,
Boys Promenade,
Turn Thru, Allemande Left,
(Swing) and Promenade
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

Heads Turn Thru:
Heads Turn Thru and Separate Around One to a Line,
Forward and Back,
Right and Left Thru, Star Thru (Corner Box),
Patter: Allemande Left
Singer: Pass Thru, Allemande Left, Swing, Promenade
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

Swing Thru and Turn Thru:
Heads Turn Thru and Separate Around One to a Line,
Forward and Back, Pass Thru,
Wheel and Deal, Centers Pass Thru,
Swing Thru and Turn Thru, Allemande Left,
Patter: Pass One, Promenade Partner
Singer: Grand Right and Left, Promenade
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

Heads Turn Thru and Separate Around One to a Line,
Forward and Back, Pass the Ocean, Ladies Trade,
Swing Thru and Turn Thru, Allemande Left,
Patter: Pass One, Promenade Partner
Singer: Grand Right and Left, Promenade
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

Centers Swing Thru and Turn Thru:
Heads Lead Right, [ Dosado ], all Swing Thru,
Boys Run, Ferris Wheel,
Centers Swing Thru and Centers Turn Thru,
Patter: Allemande Left
Singer: Allemande Left, hold on and Promenade
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

Heads Pass Thru and Separate Around One to a Line
Star Thru, Double Pass Thru, Cloverleaf,
Centers Step to a Wave and those Ladies Trade,
Centers Swing Thru and Turn Thru,
Patter: Allemande Left
Singer: Allemande Left, hold on and Promenade
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Girls Turn Thru:
Heads Pass Thru and Separate Around One to a Line,
Forward and Back, Pass Thru,
Wheel and Deal, Girls Turn Thru,
Star Thru, Couples Circulate,
Patter: Boys Circulate, Half Circulate and Bend the Line at home
Singer: [Bend the Line, Square Thru 3, Swing], Promenade

Turn Thru and Courtesy Turn:
Heads Pass Thru and Separate Around Two to a Line (on the end),
Forward and Back,
Turn Thru and Courtesy Turn,
Ladies lead Flutterwheel and Sweep 1/4 (or Square Thru 3),
Patter: Allemande Left, Face In at Home
Singer: Swing and Promenade