Sashay – Half – Analysis

Basic Part 1
Half Sashay

Links:   Define Standard Module Teach Other Extend

Call Analysis:

Hands needed at the start: Neither
Hands held at the end: Neither

Body flow at the start: Mostly sideways with forward or back adjustment to avoid collision
Body flow at the end: Same as at the start

Good preceding calls:
— Forward and Back
— Ladies Chain
— Right and Left Thru

Good following calls:
— Circle Left
— Pass Thru

Ending Formations for Standard Starting Formations and Arrangements:

a) Static Square, Normal Couples: Half Sashay
Ends in a Static Square, Half-Sashayed Couples

b) Facing Lines, Normal Couples: Half Sashay
Ends in Facing Lines, Half-Sashayed Couples

Some Extended Applications:

a) Facing Lines, Normal Couples: Half Sashay once and a half
Ends in Double Pass Thru with Boys in the Center

ARC Rulings (Applications Review Committee of CALLERLAB):

(May 2014)
Q: The formation was Right or Left Handed Ocean Waves. The call given was “Centers Half Sashay.”

A: This application, as presented, was voted to be improper, as the definition for Half Sashay states that the starting formation is a Couple and dancers in a Mini Wave are NOT a Couple.

However, the ARC voted that it would be acceptable to call “Centers Nose-to-Nose or Face-to-Face Sashay” from an Ocean Wave.