Walk and Dodge – Teaching

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Walk and Dodge

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Choreography for Patter Teaching with Singing Call Options:

Teaching Tips:

Walk and Dodge
A.) Trailer moves forward while the leader slides over.
B.) Action ends facing the same wall as started, nobody gets to turn.
C.) Leader slides the door open to an imaginary van while the trailer loads in the groceries.

More teaching suggestions:

— When starting form a column it is helpful to say “In your four” or “Each Four”. This removes the ambiguity for the center dancer who will be tempted to walk ahead into the other four.

Quick quote: “Trailers walk forward, leaders dodge sideways, nobody turns”

Teaching Standard Applications:

Heads Square Thru Four,
Touch 1/4, Walk and Dodge,
Partner Trade, Right & Left Thru,
Ladies Lead Flutterwheel, Pass Thru,
Patter: Allemande Left, Home
Singer: Swing and Promenade
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

Heads Lead Right, Touch 1/4,
Walk and Dodge, Partner Trade,
Men Lead Reverse Flutterwheel,
And Sweep 1/4, Pass Thru,
Patter: Allemande Left
Singer: Swing and Promenade
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

Heads Touch 1/4, Walk and Dodge,
All Touch 1/4, Walk and Dodge,
Partner Trade, Forward and Back,
Square Thru Four,
Patter: U-Turn Back, Grand Right and Left
Singer: [ Trade By, Left Allemande ], Swing and Promenade
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

Heads Touch 1/4 and Walk and Dodge,
All Touch 1/4, Walk and Dodge,
Partner Trade, Forward and Back,
Pass the Ocean, Swing Thru,
Girls Circulate, Swing Thru,
Patter: Turn Thru, Left Turn Partner, hold on into a Promenade
Singer: Boys Run and all Promenade
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

Heads Star Thru, Double Pass Thru,
Cloverleaf, Centres Pass Thru,
Touch 1/4, Walk and Dodge,
Partner Trade, Pass the Ocean,
Swing Thru,
Patter: Extend, Center Boys Run and Centers Bend the Line, Outsides U-Turn Back
Singer: Swing and Promenade
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

Heads Square Thru Four,
Dosado, Swing Thru,
Cast Off 3/4, Walk and Dodge,
Partner Trade, Square Thru 3,
Patter: Allemande Left, Home
Singer: Swing and Promenade
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

Heads Pass the Ocean, Extend,
Swing Thru, Cast Off 3/4 (lady will be facing out),
Walk and Dodge, Partner Trade,
Forward and Back, Star Thru,
Pass Thru, Trade By,
Patter: Allemande Left, Home
Singer: Swing and Promenade
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

Heads Star Thru and Pass Thru,
All Pass the Ocean,
Each 4 Swing Thru and Spin the Top,
Single Hinge, Walk and Dodge,
Girls (look down line &) Trade,
Patter: Cast Off 3/4, Extend, Grand Right and Left
Singer: Swing and Promenade
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

In the Center and from a Column:
Heads Touch 1/4 and Walk and Dodge,
Pass the Ocean, Single Hinge,
Each Four Walk and Dodge, (for Short Singer, Swing here)
Outsides Cloverleaf, Centers Square Thru Four, Pass Thru
Patter: Allemande Left
Singer: [ Trade By, Allemande Left ], Swing and Promenade
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

From Facing Couples:
Heads Lead Right, Boys Walk Girls Dodge
Column Circulate, Girls Run, Box the Gnat
Pass Thru, Trade By,
Patter: Allemande Left
Singer: Swing and Promenade
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

Heads Flutterwheel and Sweep 1/4,
Centers Pass Thru, Dosado to a Wave,
Swing Thru, Boys Run, Bend the Line
Boys Walk Girls Dodge
Patter: Cast Off 3/4, Extend, Grand Right and Left
Singer: Swing and Promenade
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

Break:
Allemande Left in Alamo Style and Balance
Heads Walk and Dodge
Sides Walk and Dodge
All California Twirl, Circle Left
Ladies In and Men Sashay, Twice
Allemande Left, [Swing] and Promenade