Anything and Roll – Definition

Teaching Resource for (Anything) AND ROLL

Links:   Standard Analyze Module Teach Other Extend

CALLERLAB Program: Plus

Teaching Order: After Track II

Recently taught calls: (Anything) and Spread, Spin Chain the Gears

Background: Roll (After Another Call) was created in 1971 by Lee Kopman from Wantagh, New York. It was in the 1976 Mainstream Plus list which became the Plus One List by 1980.


Starting formation: Various

Dance action: The term “… & Roll” may be added to any call which, by definition, causes one or more dancers to have turning body flow to the right or left as they complete their portion of the call. It is an instruction to those dancer(s) to turn individually, in place, one quarter (90 degrees) more in the direction of body flow determined by the preceding command.
Note that if “… and Roll” is added to a call, which by definition, has some dancers walking in a straight line at the completion of their portion of the call, those dancers will do nothing for the “… and Roll”.

Timing: 2

Styling: At the completion of the movement preceding the roll (anything), release all handholds and allow the established momentum to set the direction for the solo turn in place. Arms are returned to natural dance position and ready to assume appropriate position for the next call.

Facing Couple or Ocean Wave Rule: (neither rule applies)

Link to Taminations: Taminations (Anything) and Roll