Fan the Top – Teaching

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Fan the Top

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Choreography for Patter Teaching with Singing Call Options:

Teaching Tips:

Fan the Top
A) Tell the dancers this is the “Stunted degenerate cousin of Spin the Top.”
B) No initial trade as in Spin the Top.
C) Hang on Centers!

More teaching suggestions:
— Ends stay in your own group of four and move up to meet the same dancer you just left.
— The Facing Couple Rule applies and should be discussed.

Quick quote: “Centers Cast, Ends quarter circle”

Teaching Standard Applications:

Tidal Wave:

Heads Lead Right, Circle to a Line,
Touch 1/4, Column Circulate,
Single Hinge, Each 4 Fan the Top,
Scoot Back, Girls Cross Fold,
Patter: Allemande Left, Promenade
Singer: Swing and Promenade
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

Heads Lead Right, Circle to a Line,
Touch 1/4, Column Circulate,
Single Hinge, Each 4 Fan the Top,
Swing Thru, Boys Run,
Patter: Bend the Line, Slide Thru, Allemande Left, Promenade
Singer: Tag the Line, Face Left, Promenade
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

Heads Lead Right and Circle to Line,
Touch 1/4, Column Circulate,
Single Hinge, Each 4 Fan the Top,
All 8 Circulate, Ladies Trade,
[ Scoot Back ],
Patter: (after Scoot Back) Hinge and Roll, Allemande Left, Home
Singer: Swing and Promenade
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

After Box the Gnat:
Heads Pass the Ocean, Extend,
Girls Run, Bend the Line,
Forward and Back, Box the Gnat,
Fan the Top, Recycle,
Pass Thru, Trade By,
Patter: (CB) Allemande Left, Home
Singer: Swing and Promenade
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

Parallel Waves:

Heads Square Thru Four,
Dosado to a Wave,
Fan the Top,
Recycle, Forward and Back,
Slide Thru,
Patter: (CB) Allemande Left, Home
Singer: [Pass Thru, Left Allemande], Come back to Swing and Promenade
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

Heads Square Thru Four,
Dosado to Wave,
Swing Thru, Scoot Back,
Fan the Top,
Slide Thru,
Patter: (CB) Allemande Left, Home
Singer: [Pass Thru, Left Allemande], [Swing] and Promenade
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

Heads Square Thru Four,
Touch 1/4, Scoot Back,
Single Hinge, Fan the Top,
Recycle, Forward and Back,
Slide Thru,
Patter: (CB) Allemande Left, Home
Singer: Swing and Promenade home
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

Heads Square Thru Four,
Dosado to a Wave,
Fan the Top, Recycle,
Right and Left Thru,
Ladies Lead Dixie Style to Wave,
Left Swing Thru,
Patter: Girls Run, Bend the Line, Square Thru 3, Left Allemande
Singer: Girls Run, Promenade
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

With Right and Left Thru:

Heads Square Thru Four,
Dosado to a Wave,
Fan the Top, Right and Left Thru, Flutterwheel,
Square Thru Three,
Patter: Left Allemande, Home
Singer: Swing and Promenade
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

Heads Square Thru Four,
Touch 1/4, Split Circulate,
Single Hinge, Fan the Top,
Right and Left Thru,
Square Thru 3,
Patter: Left Allemande, Home
Singer: Swing and Promenade
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

Center Wave:

Heads Dosado and Fan the Top,
Extend, Swing Thru,
Spin the Top,
Recycle, Slide Thru, Pass Thru,
Patter: Allemande Left, All 8 Spin the Top, Boys Run, Promenade Home
Singer: Swing and Promenade
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * *