Follow Your Neighbor – Teaching

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Follow Your Neighbor

Links:   Define Standard Analyze Module Other Extend

Choreography for Patter Teaching with Singing Call Options:

Teaching Tips:

Follow Your Neighbor
A) Good call to teach or workshop in 2-couple setups.
B) Initial motion is just like a Scoot Back, so do a lot of those leading up to your teach.
C) First thing to do is Let Go and Move Forward – then decide if you have to arm turn or Fold and Roll.
D) Everyone will Extend and Cast 3/4 – Trailers with a real live person, and Leaders with a ghost. You’ll end holding the same person you started with, but with the other hand (and looking at the other set of walls).
E) Leaders part can also be described as Half Run and U-Turn Back.
F) Avoid calling “Follow Your Neighbor and Spread” exclusively, don’t over-train your dancers.

More teaching suggestions:
— Emphasize the double use of the same hand — the Extend action goes to the same hand that was already in use.
— See the “Other” section for Two-Couple Choreography

Quick quote: “Start like a Scoot Back but turn three-quarters”

Teaching Standard Applications:

Heads Square Thru Four,
Touch 1/4, Follow Your Neighbor,
Left Swing Thru, Girls Run Left,
Ferris Wheel,
Patter: Centers Slide Thru, Home,
Singer: Centers Pass Thru, Swing and Promenade
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Heads Pass the Ocean, Extend,
Single Hinge, Follow Your Neighbor,
Left Hinge, Boys Trade (down line),
Pass Thru, Wheel and Deal,
Centers Pass Thru,
Patter: Slide Thru and Pass Thru, Allemande Left
Singer: Square Thru 2, Swing and Promenade
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Follow Your Neighbor and Spread:

Heads Box the Gnat and Slide Thru,
Swing Thru, Boys Run Right,
Half Tag, Follow Your Neighbor and Spread,
Girls Trade, Recycle,
Patter: (CB) Allemande Left
Singer: Swing Corner and Promenade
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Heads Promenade Halfway,
Heads come down the middle and Square Thru Four,
Touch 1/4, Follow Your Neighbor and Spread, Girls Trade,
Recycle, Pass Thru, Trade By,
Patter: (CB) Allemande Left
Singer: Swing Corner and Promenade
(Shorter version: Begin with Heads Square Thru Two)
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With Track II:
Heads Flutterwheel, Sweep a Quarter more,
Double Pass Thru, Track Two,
Single Hinge,
Follow Your Neighbor and Half Spread (to face),
Eight Chain Four,
Patter: (CB) Touch 1/4, Follow Your Neighbor, Left Allemande,
Singer: Swing Corner and Promenade
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With Load the Boat:
Heads Promenade Halfway,
Lead Right, Circle to a Line, [Forward and Back]
Load the Boat,
Touch 1/4,
Patter: Follow Your Neighbor, Extend, Allemande Left
Singer: Follow Your Neighbor and Spread, Extend, Swing Corner and Promenade
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F. Y. N. in the Center:
Heads Square Thru 4, Dosado to a Wave,
Girls Trade, Recycle,
Veer Left, Ferris Wheel,
Centers Touch 1/4, Follow Your Neighbor and Spread,
Patter: Centers Slide Thru, Home
Singer: Extend, Swing Corner & Promenade… (64)

Extended Application patter ending:
Follow Your Neighbor and Roll (from 1/4 Tag), Allemande Left
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F. Y. N. and S. in the center:
Heads Pass the Ocean, Extend, Single Hinge,
Centers Trade and Run,
New Centers Follow Your Neighbor and Spread,
Others Face In, Extend,
Girls Trade, Centers Trade,
Patter: Cast Right 3/4, Boys Circulate, Girls U-Turn Back, Promenade
Singer: Single Hinge, Boys Run and Promenade
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