Circulate – Eight and Single File – Teaching

Basic Part 1
Circulate – Eight & Single File

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Choreography for Patter Teaching with Singing Call Options:

Teaching Tips:

A.) First time dancers are expected to know formations.
B.) All are standing on magical spots, move forward to the next spot in front of you.
C.) Look before you leap.
D.) Work call from increasing degrees of difficulty: Single File, As Couples, Ends, Centers, from two faced lines then from Waves, lastly All 8.
E.) If facing different directions all must let go first.
F.) Move them to all positions and remind them not to think right/left but advance forward one spot in the formation.
G.) Have the dancers visualize a race track, rail road track, or running track oval.
H.) Action can be described as taking a walk around a city block.
I.) Emphasize, “Circle-late” a forward action that can be done multiple times, bringing you back to the same starting point.

More teaching suggestions:

Quick quote: “Stay in your track”

Teaching Standard Applications:

These applications of Circulate are usually saved for later since they fit better into Basic Part 2.
Here are a few examples that can be taught using only previously taught calls and an explanation of Dosado to a Wave.

All Eight:
Head Ladies Chain,
Heads Circle Left 3/4 and Pass Thru,
Dosado to a Wave,
Boys Circulate (outside track), Girls Circulate (inside track),
All Eight Circulate,
Patter: Girls Circulate, Swing Partner, Promenade
Singer: Swing Corner, Promenade
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Single File (or Column):
Heads Ladies Chain,
Sides Lead Right, Veer Left,
Ladies Chain Down the Line,
Pass Thru, All turn 1/4 to the right to make a Column,
Single File Circulate (straight ahead to next spot, those facing out turn right),
Center Girls U-Turn Back, Ends Face each other,
Patter: Allemande Left, Promenade Partner
Singer: Swing Corner and Promenade
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