Separate (as directed) – Teaching

Basic Part 1
Separate (as directed)

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Choreography for Patter Teaching with Singing Call Options:

Teaching Tips:

A.) From a squared set have heads/sides Pass Thru, separate around two, and Swing At Home.
B.) Make sure they are counting the inactive dancers.
C.) If you meet someone while you are dancing pass right shoulders.
D.) If the inactive dancers need to slide apart be sure to slide back together like a sliding door.
E.) Take hands to form lines if called.

More teaching suggestions:

— It is important to give clear instructions regarding how far to go or who to meet and what to do next.

— Give dancers practice in identifying where the lone call Separate actually ends. It’s the building block for the addition of calls to follow.

— Inactive dancers must be aware of where the actives are so they won’t step on their feet as they dance around them.

Quick quote: “Turn your back, go around outside and listen for directions”

Teaching Standard Applications:

Heads Pass Thru, Separate and come back home and Swing,
Sides Pass Thru, Separate and come back home and Swing,
Singer: Everybody face your corner, Swing corner and Promenade
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

Heads Separate and when you meet behind the Sides, Swing and end facing in.
Sides Circle Left halfway and Pass Thru,
Each four Circle Left halfway,
Patter: Allemande Left
Singer: Swing Corner, Promenade
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

Heads Pass Thru; Separate go Around Two,
Meet Your Partner and Dosado,
Sides Pass Thru; Separate around the outside,
Meet Your Partner and Dosado,
Everybody face in and Circle Left, Ladies In, Men Sashay,
Patter: Allemande Left, Promenade
Singer: Corner Swing, Promenade
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

Heads Separate and Swing behind the Sides,
Sides Pass Thru, All Pass Thru,
Sides Separate and Swing when you meet,
All Eight Circle Left, Rollaway,
Patter: Allemande Left, Pass one, Promenade Partner
Singer: Allemande Left and Promenade
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

(See Solomon Levi Traditional Square under ‘Other’)
Couple #1 Separate around the ring,
Pass partner once … and Pass partner again,
Left Allemande the corner,
All Dosado your partner,
All Promenade Partner full around
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

Head Couples Separate around the outside,
Pass one and Swing your own,
Side Couples Separate around the outside,
Pass one and Swing your own,
All Eight Circle left halfway,
Patter: all the way around to home
Singer: Swing Corner, Promenade