Explode and (Anything) – Teaching

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Explode and (Anything)

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Choreography for Patter Teaching with Singing Call Options:

Teaching Tips:

Explode and (Anything) (waves only)
A) Wait until you hear either “The Wave” or the “And call”.
B) Callers – really emphasize the word “AND”.
C) Do the first 2 parts of Explode the Wave but wait for the “And call”.
D) Use simple 2-dancer calls first: Touch 1/4, Star Thru, Slide Thru, Single Circle. Then move to more difficult ones: Right and Left Thru, Grand Swing Thru, Pass The Ocean, Load The Boat.
E) Explode AND ROLL can break them of the habit/desire to pull by or Pass Thru. (This is tough for most dancers.)

More teaching suggestions:
— If only the standard applications are called, the dancers are likely to forget that the definition says to “turn a quarter in”. Instead they internalize boys turning right and girls turning left.
— Include some Anything calls that begin with the left hand such as “Explode and Left Swing Thru”.

Quick quote: “Step Thru, Face In and (Anything)”

Teaching Standard Applications:

From Parallel Right-Hand Waves:
Heads Lead Right and Circle to a Line,
Pass the Ocean, Girls Trade,
Explode and Touch 1/4,
Column Circulate, Boys Run,
Swing Thru,
Patter: Girls Circulate, Boys Run, Wrong Way Promenade home
Singer: Swing Thru, Swing and Promenade
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

From Tidal Wave:
Heads Box the Gnat and Slide Thru,
Square Thru but on Three Pass the Ocean,
Explode and Swing Thru,
Boys Run, Ferris Wheel,
Centers Pass Thru,
Patter: Allemande Left, Home
Singer: Swing and Promenade
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

Heads Pass the Ocean, Extend,
Explode and Right and Left Thru,
Touch 1/4, Column Circulate,
Single Hinge, Each Four Explode and Pass Thru,
Patter: Allemande Left, Near Home
Singer: Swing and Promenade
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

From Parallel Left-Hand Waves:
Heads Lead Right and Circle to a Line,
Right and Left Thru, Dixie Style to a Wave,
Explode and Touch 1/4, Walk and Dodge,
Patter: Allemande Left, Near Home
Singer: Swing and Promenade

Explode with other Plus calls already learned:

Heads Square Thru Four,
Swing Thru, Boys Run,
Half Tag, Follow Your Neighbor [ and Spread ],
Explode and Slide Thru,
Patter: Allemande Left, Home
Singer: Swing and Promenade
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

Heads Turn Thru, (Come back and )
Separate Around One to a Line, Forward and Back,
Pass the Ocean, [ Single Hinge,
Follow Your Neighbor and Spread, ]
Explode and Slide Thru,
Patter: Allemande Left, Home
Singer: Swing and Promenade
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

Heads Pass the Ocean, Extend,
Explode and Touch 1/4,
Column Circulate, Single Hinge,
Fan the Top, Swing Thru,
Girls Circulate,
Patter: Hinge and Roll, Left Allemande, Promenade
Singer: Swing and Promenade
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

Heads Pass the Ocean,
Centers Explode and Slide Thru,
Double Pass Thru, Track Two,
[ Spin Chain Thru, Girls Circulate One ]
Patter: Girls Circulate another, Boys Run, Half Circulate and Bend Line, Home
Singer: Swing and Promenade
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

Heads Pass the Ocean, Extend,
All Eight Circulate,
Explode and Load the Boat,
Patter: Allemande Left, Face In, Home
Singer: [ Step to a Wave, Linear Cycle, Slide Thru, ] Swing and Promenade
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

Heads Pass Thru and Cloverleaf,
Double Pass Thru, Track Two,
Explode and Touch 1/4,
Coordinate,
Couples Circulate, Boys Circulate,
Patter: Girls Run, Allemande Left
Singer: California Twirl and Promenade