Turn Back – Backtrack – Teaching

Basic Part 1

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Choreography for Patter Teaching with Singing Call Options:

Teaching suggestions:

Single File Promenade, Girls Backtrack: Describe the two concentric circles moving in opposite directions.
— The starting half turn should be away from the center.
— Dancers should adjust and help each other to make sure that everyone who is doing the Backtrack is in the new circle before it begins to move.
— Within each concentric circle everyone must maintain the single file order so that the same dancers is always ahead.
— Listen for the next directions, the distance traveled might be very short.

Quick quote: “Turn away and go the other way”

Teaching Standard Applications:

Girls Backtrack:
Circle Left,
Circle Right,
Go Single File,
Girls step out and Backtrack,
Meet Partner and Turn Partner by the Right,
Break or Patter: Allemande Left, [ Swing Partner ], Promenade
Singer: Swing Corner, Promenade
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

Boys Backtrack:
Circle Left,
Circle Right,
Go Single File,
Boys step out and Backtrack,
Break or Patter: Swing Partner, Promenade,
Singer: Pass Partner, Swing the next
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

Circle Left,
Gents Star Right, once around,
Scoop up Partner Star Promenade,
Girls Backtrack,
Allemande Left,
Swing and Promenade
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

Circle Left,
Girls Star Right, once around,
Pickup partner Star Promenade,
Boys Backtrack
Turn partner by the left, hold on and Promenade