Circulate – Eight and Single File – Analysis

Basic Part 1
Circulate – Eight & Single File

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Call Analysis:

Hands needed at the start: Neither
Hands held at the end: Neither except to make the formation

Body flow at the start: Forward, CW, or CCW
Body flow at the end: Same as at the start

Good preceding calls:
— Dosado to a Wave

Good following calls:
— From a Right-Hand Wave: Swing
— From a Left-Hand Wave with Girls on the Ends: Allemande Left
— Arm Turn

Ending Formations for Standard Starting Formations and Arrangements:

a) Right-Hand Parallel Waves, “0” (Boys on ends, Girls in Center): All Eight Circulate
Ends in the same formation and arrangement as the start

b) Parallel Two-Faced Lines (Right or Left Handed), All Arrangements: All Eight Circulate
Ends in Parallel Two-Face Lines (Right or Left Handed)

c) Right or Left Hand Columns, “0”, “1/2”: Single File Circulate
Ends in Right or Left Hand Columns, “1/2” or “0” respectively

Some Extended Applications:

ARC Rulings (Applications Review Committee of CALLERLAB):

(April 2002)
Q: Is it proper to call “Circulate” from a Tidal Wave?
A: No. This call does not comply with the definition as there is not a clear circulate path.
(July 2011)

Q: From a double pass thru formation, the caller called “All Eight Circulate Twice” expecting the dancers to stay within their columns, go straight ahead and end in a completed double pass thru. Is this correct?
A: The committee determined this does not comply with the circulate definition. After the first Circulate, the dancers would have been in parallel waves therefore, another circulate would end in parallel waves. The caller should have simply called Double Pass Thru.