Star Thru – Analysis

Basic Part 1
Star Thru

Links:   Define Standard Module Teach Other Extend

Call Analysis:

Hands needed at the start: Boy’s Right, Girl’s Left
Hands held at the end: Same as at start

Body flow at the start: Boys turning to their right (CW), Girls turning to their left (CCW)
Body flow at the end: Same as at start

Good preceding calls:
— Lead Right
— Centers Pass Thru

Good following calls:
— Forward and Back
— Circle Left
— Pass Thru

Ending Formations for Standard Starting Formations and Arrangements:

a) Static Square, Normal Couples: Heads Star Thru
Ends in a Double Pass Thru, Normal Couples

b) Facing Lines, Normal Couples: Star Thru
Ends in Eight Chain Thru, Normal Couples

c) Eight Chain Thru, Normal Couples: Star Thru
Ends in Facing Lines, Normal Couples

Some Extended Applications:

a) Facing Lines, Half-Sashayed Couples: Star Thru
Ends in Trade By, Normal Couples

ARC Rulings (Applications Review Committee of CALLERLAB):

(October/November 2002)
Q: Is it proper to call “Reverse Star Thru?”

A: No. There already exists, in the Advanced Definitions, the term “Left Star Thru” and there is no need to change. The term “Reverse Star Thru” tends to implicate one of two things; A) The lady should use her right hand and the man his left with the man going under the arch as the lady goes around and behind the man OR B) The action would cause the dancers to “undo” the Star Thru while going backward. The word “Reverse” means to go backward. This usage is NOT in the Mainstream nor Plus programs.