Stars – Teaching

Basic Part 1

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Choreography for Patter Teaching with Singing Call Options:

Teaching Tips:

Left-Hand Star / Right-Hand Star
A.) Single file promenade, now extend the left hand in the middle to touch palms.
B.) Move forward.
C.) The hand in the star should have fingers tips pointing up to the sky.
D.) Turn around towards the center and star with the other hand the other way back.

More teaching suggestions:
— Explain that “Star Right” means to make the star and immediately begin moving forward. As you do so, listen for more directions about how far to turn the star and which way to face at the end.

Quick quote: “Right/Left hand into the center, finger tips up, move forward”

Teaching Standard Applications:

Heads/Sides Star:
Star Right to Corner for Left Allemande:
Heads Star Right once around,
Allemande Left your corner,
Dosado at home,
Sides Star Right once around,
With Corner Left Arm Turn,
Patter: Dosado at home,
Singer: Hold on and boys turn, keep her and Promenade
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

Circle Right (8),
Gents Left-Hand Star,
Turn Partner Right (half around),
Ladies Left-Hand Star,
Turn Partner Right (full around and a bit),
Left Allemande, Right and Left Grand, Promenade
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

Ladies/Gents Star:
Allemande Left your corner,
Ladies Star Right one time,
Turn same corner by the left halfway,
Men Star Right one time,
Patter: Allemande Left, Promenade Partner
Singer: Pass that corner, Allemande Left the Next,
Come back and Promenade that corner
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

Star Right and Back by Left:
Girls Star Right once around,
Turn and go back with a Left-hand Star to home,
Men Star Right once around,
Turn and go back with a Left-hand Star,
Patter: to home
Singer: To your corner and Swing,
Keep her and Promenade
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

Three Stars:
Heads Star Left to your corner,
Each four Star Right,
Heads Star Left to your corner, Corner Dosado,
Patter: Turn to face partner, Promenade
Singer: Swing Corner, Promenade