Chain Reaction – Definition

CALLERLAB Program: Advanced 1

Teaching Resource for Chain Reaction

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Teaching Order: After Pass In and Pass Out

Recently taught calls: Wheel Thru, Turn and Deal

Background: Chain Reaction was created by Lee Kopman from Wantagh, New York in 1975. It was in the Advanced List in 1977 and in the A-1 List in 1980.


Starting formations: From 1/4 Tag or 1/4 Line formation in which each very center can Pass Thru with an outside dancer. [At Advanced, this call is restricted to starting from Right- or Left-Hand Quarter Tag formations only.]

Dance action: The very centers Pass Thru with the dancers they are facing, while the ends of the center line/wave Promenade 1/4 around the outside of the set. The original very centers and the dancers they are next to, Hinge. The centers Star (or Diamond Circulate) one spot, while the outsides Trade. Those who meet now Cast Off 3/4, while the others move up (very centers along an outward diagonal, and very ends along a quarter circle) to become the ends of Parallel Waves.

Ending formations: Ends in Parallel Waves,

Timing: 12

Link to Taminations: Taminations Chain Reaction