Chain Down the Line – Teaching

Basic Part 1

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Choreography for Patter Teaching with Singing Call Options:

Teaching Tips:

D.) For Chain Down the Line, the action can be described as a sideways chain and be sure to face the direction where she chained from as a couple after the Courtesy Turn.

More teaching suggestions:
— Dancers who begin in the General Line will end up facing the other dancers who were in the line or wave with them.

Quick quote: “Ladies turn right, Courtesy Turn, face those who were in your line”

Teaching Standard Applications:

Head Ladies Chain across,
Sides Lead Right and Veer Left,
Ladies Chain Down the Line,
Forward and Back, Pass Thru,
Patter: (beside you) Allemande Left, Promenade Partner
Singer: (beside you) Corner Swing, Promenade
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

Four Ladies Chain 3/4,
Heads Promenade Half,
Sides Lead Right and all Veer Left,
Ladies Chain down the Line,
Patter: Ladies Chain across and Rollaway to Partner and Promenade
Singer: Ladies Chain across into a Promenade
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

Heads Lead Right, All Veer Left,
Ladies Chain Down the Line,
Forward and Back,
Each Four Circle Left 1/4,
[ Dosado ], Pass Thru,
Patter: Allemande Left with the next
Singer: Swing the next and Promenade
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

Head Ladies Chain,
Sides Lead Right,
Make a Right-Hand Star,
Sides Star Left,
Each Four Circle Left Halfway and Veer Left,
Patter: Ladies Chain Down the Line and Rollaway to Partner, Promenade
Singer: Ladies Chain Down the Line into Promenade