Hinge – Single – Teaching

Hinge – Single

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Choreography for Patter Teaching with Singing Call Options:

Teaching Tips:

Single Hinge / Couples Hinge
A.) Designated dancers Cast 1/4 around each other pivoting on the handhold.
B.) From two faced lines, Couples Hinge, the center dancers do not let go of hands.
C.) Keep aware of square breathing, in other words, space to dance.

More teaching suggestions for Single Hinge:

— Explain that Single Hinge differs from Touch 1/4 in that it starts from a Mini-Wave and the turn is assumed to be one-quarter.
— Hinge changes the facing direction of each dancer from Head wall to Side wall or vice versa.
— Encourage precision in the quarter turn and immediately making the new formation.

Quick quote: “Half Trade” or “Arm Turn a Quarter”

Teaching Standard Applications for Single Hinge:

From Parallel Right-Hand Waves:
(extra time allowed for making the waves):
Heads Promenade Half, Sides Pass the Ocean, Extend,
Single Hinge, Centers Trade,
Single Hinge, New Centers Trade, Single Hinge,
Patter: Girls Cross Run, Left Allemande, Promenade
Singer: Girls Trade, Swing and Promenade
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

Heads Square Thru Four,
Swing Thru, Single Hinge,
Split Circulate Two Times, Boys Run,
Reverse the Flutterwheel,
Patter: Flutterwheel and Sweep 1/4, Left Allemande, Face in at Home
Singer: Keep her and Promenade
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

Heads Square Thru Four,
Touch 1/4, Split Circulate,
Single Hinge, Girls Cross Run,
Boys Trade, Left Swing Thru,
Patter: Boys Circulate, Girls Run, Couples Circulate, California Twirl, Wrong Way Promenade home
Singer: Girls Run Left, Couples Circulate and Promenade
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

From Parallel Left-Hand Waves:
Heads Pass the Ocean, Extend, Girls Cross Run,
Left Hinge, Centers Trade and Centers Run,
(Same Gender) Couples Circulate, Bend the Line,
Star Thru, Centers Pass Thru,
Patter: Allemande Left
Singer: Swing and Promenade
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

From Columns and Tidal Waves:
Heads Lead Right and Pass the Ocean,
Right Hinge, Column Circulate,
Single Hinge, Ladies Trade,
Right Hinge, Column Circulate,
Boys Run, Left Allemande (new corner)
Patter: Pass one, Promenade Partner
Singer: Come back to Swing and Promenade
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

Centers Active from Two-Faced Lines:
Heads Lead Right and Veer Left,
Girls Hinge, Very Center Girls Trade, Girls Right Hinge,
Partner Trade, Couples Trade, (may omit the rest and Promenade with Corner)
Boys Left Hinge, Very Center Boys Trade while the Girls Circulate,
Patter: Boys Left Hinge, Couples Circulate, Boys Circulate, Half Circulate and Bend the Line at Home
Singer: Boys Left Hinge, Promenade with Corner