Trade – Couples – Teaching

Basic Part 2
Trade – Couples

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Choreography for Patter Teaching with Singing Call Options:

Teaching Tips:

Trade Family
A.) Designated dancers move forward to take the other dancers position ending in reverse facing direction.
B.) Two types of trades, with or without hands held.
C.) If facing the same direction, pass right shoulders as you go around each other.

More teaching suggestions:

— Be aware of the rotational body flow when mixing Couples Circulate and Couples Trade.

Quick quote: “Centers hold on, exchange places with the other couple.”

Teaching Standard Applications:

Heads Star Thru and Pass Thru,
Right and Left Thru and Veer Left,
Couples Circulate, Couples Trade,
Chain Down the Line,
Forward and Back, Star Thru,
Patter: Allemande Left, Home
Singer: Swing and Promenade
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

Heads Lead Right and Veer Left,
Couples Circulate, Couples Trade,
Boys Circulate, Ladies Chain Down the Line,
Patter: Ladies Chain across and Rollaway, Circle Left a few steps to home
Short Singer: Ladies Chain across into a Promenade
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

Left-Hand Two-Faced Lines:
Heads Star Thru and California Twirl,
Veer Left, Couples Circulate,
Wheel Around, Couples Trade,
Veer Left, Centers Pass Thru, Outsides California Twirl
Patter: Allemande Left, Promenade
Short Singer: Swing Corner, Promenade (half)