Coordinate – Definition

Teaching Resource for COORDINATE

Links:   Standard Analyze Module Teach Other Extend

CALLERLAB Program: Plus

Teaching Order: After Linear Cycle

Recently taught calls: Load the Boat, Peel Off

Background: Coordinate was created in 1974 by Lee Kopman from Wantagh, New York. Coordinate was an Experimental in 1976 and it was in the Plus One list as published in Sets in Order in 1980.


Starting formation: Starting formation – Columns. (at Plus, Columns only)

Dance action: Circulate. Then 1/2 (Half) Circulate. The center six (three adjacent pairs) Trade. The very center two dancers release handholds and walk diagonally outward without turning, while the two lonesome dancers walk ahead, moving in a quarter circle. From Columns, Coordinate ends in Two-Faced Lines.

Ending formations: Two-Faced Lines

Timing: 8

Styling: The center six dancers (three adjacent pairs) use hands up position for trading action. After the very center two dancers release handholds and move forward, all dancers join hands with a couple handhold. No time allowed for skirt work.

Facing Couples or Ocean Wave Rule: Neither rule applies.

Link to Taminations: Taminations Coordinate