Centers In – Teaching

Centers In

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Choreography for Patter Teaching with Singing Call Options:

Teaching Tips:

Centers In
A.) The action can be explained with directional English.
B.) Ask the centers to squeeze in between the others.
C.) Outsiders slide apart.

More teaching suggestions:
— If this is only called from a Completed Double Pass Thru, dancers may think of this as “Trailers In”. Look at the Extended Applications for some examples from an Eight Chain Thru formation.
— “Centers In” is a standalone call. It should occasionally be used with something other than “Cast Off 3/4”.

Quick quote: “Outsides move apart, centers step between them”

Teaching Standard Applications:

Heads Right and Left Thru and Rollaway,
Side Ladies Lead Flutterwheel and Sweep 1/4,
Double Pass Thru, Centers In,
California Twirl, Square Thru 3 (Option: omit Sq T 3 and say “with her Swing”)
Patter: Allemande Left, Face in, Home
Singer: Swing and Promenade
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Heads Promenade Halfway,
Down the middle Star Thru,
Double Pass Thru, Centers In, Centers Run,
New Centers Run, Forward and Back,
Star Thru and the Leaders California Twirl,
Patter: Allemande Left, Face In, Home
Singer: Swing and Promenade