Linear Cycle – Teaching

Linear Cycle

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Choreography for Patter Teaching with Singing Call Options:

Teaching Tips:

Linear Cycle (waves only)
A) Workshop “leaders fold” and “single hinge, (new) leaders fold” from parallel waves for a week or two before.
B) Emphasize the direction of the peel. Fill the void.
C) Dancers often dance this like “Recycle and Sweep a Quarter” – admit that it’s the same ending spots and “feel”.
D) Work down to the other end of your wave, you’ll be facing toward where you started.
E) Dancers often chant “Hinge, Fold, Follow, Peel.”

More teaching suggestions:
— The most common problem is loss of orientation during the Hinge and Fold. It is the original end dancer’s responsibility to lead along the original wave.

Quick quote: “Hinge, Fold and Follow, Peel”

Teaching Standard Applications:

Heads Square Thru Four,
Dosado to a Wave,
Ladies Trade, Linear Cycle,
Men Lead Reverse Flutterwheel,
Slide Thru,
Patter: Allemande Left, Face In at Home
Singer: Swing and Promenade
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

From a Tidal Wave:
Heads Lead Right, Swing Thru,
Spin the Top,
Linear Cycle,
Touch 1/4, Walk and Dodge,
Partner Trade, Slide Thru, Pass Thru,
Patter: Allemande Left (close to Home)
Singer: Swing and Promenade
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

With Peel Off:
Heads Pass the Ocean, Extend,
Linear Cycle,
Pass Thru, Wheel and Deal,
Double Pass Thru, Peel Off,
Pass Thru, Half Tag, Boys Trade,
Patter: Girls Circulate, Boys Run, Wrong Way Promenade (short)
Singer: Swing and Promenade
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

With Coordinate:
Heads Pass the Ocean, Extend,
Linear Cycle,
Forward and Back, Touch 1/4,
Girls Run Left,
Patter: Boys Circulate, Allemande Left, Face in at Home
Singer: All Eight Circulate, Allemande Left, Come back to Swing and Promenade
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

With Load the Boat:
Heads Promenade Half,
Sides Pass the Ocean, Extend,
Linear Cycle,
Forward and Back, Load the Boat,
Patter: Allemande Left
Singer: Swing and Promenade