Teaching Resource for EXPLODE THE WAVE
CALLERLAB Program: Plus
Teaching Order: After Fan the Top
Recently taught calls: (Anything) and Roll, Follow Your Neighbor
Background: Explode the Wave was created in 1965 by Jack Lasry from Miami, Florida. It was in the 1977 recommended Mainstream Plus 2 list and it was in the Plus Two list as published in Sets in Order in 1980.
Starting formation: Any 4-dancer ocean wave
Dance action: Everyone releases handholds, steps forward and turns a quarter in (90 degrees) to face the adjacent dancer and right hand pull by that person, to end as couples back-to-back.
Ending formations: Couples back-to-back
Styling: A handshake hold is used as the dancers right hand pull by. For position orientation, hands are joined in a couple handhold at the completion of the call.
Facing Couples or Ocean Wave Rule: The Facing Couples Rule does not apply.
Link to Taminations: Taminations Explode the Wave