Allemande Thar – Teaching

Allemande Thar

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Choreography for Patter Teaching with Singing Call Options:

Teaching Tips:

Thar Family
A.) Can use directional English to form a Thar, then, provide the name.
B.) From a squared set, Turn Partner Left, boys hold on and form a right hand star in the middle.
C.) Demonstrate or explain the “Pack Saddle” styling star for centers to assist with balance while backing up.
D.) Good idea to explain what a forward direction is verses wrong way.

More teaching suggestions:

Box Star/Pack-saddle Star: Four men with palms down take the wrist of the man ahead and link up to form a box.

Quick quote: “Left arm turn half and centers make a pack-saddle and back up”

Teaching Standard Applications:

All Four Ladies Chain 3/4,
Circle Left,
Allemande Left new corner, Go Forward Two,
Make an Allemande Thar,
Men back up,
Men U-Turn Back and Promenade
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Four Men Star Right,
Turn Partner Left, Men into an Allemande Thar,
Men back up,
Everyone let go and move up to corner,
Allemande Left,
Weave the Ring,
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Allemande Left.
Right and Left Grand,
But on your fourth hand make an Allemande Thar,
Men swing in and back it up,
That’s your corner, Allemande Left to your partner,
Swing and Promenade
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