Teaching Resource for PING PONG CIRCULATE
CALLERLAB Program: Plus
Teaching Order: After Teacup Chain
Recently taught calls: Acey Deucey
Background: Ping Pong Circulate was created in 1975 by Don Beck from Boxboro, Massachusetts. It was an experimental in 1978 and it was in the CALLERLAB Plus Program by 1983.
Starting formation: Quarter Tag
Dance action: The movement starts and ends in a Quarter Tag formation. Each dancer Circulates, or moves forward one position along the path shown in Figure 1. The movement may also be called when there is a left-hand wave in the center. In this case, the path circulated along is as shown in Figure 2.
It should be noted that the Circulate paths are independent of each other. Therefore, it is possible for only those on the outside path (dancers numbered 1, 2, 3, 4 in Figures 1 & 2) to Ping Pong Circulate or only those on the inside path (dancers numbered 5, 6, 7, & 8 in Figures 1 & 2) to Ping Pong Circulate.
Ending formations: Quarter Tag
Styling: Styling is the same as previously described for the basics pass thru and partner trade. Dancers in center use basic ocean wave styling. Outside dancers join hands in couple handhold.
Facing Couples or Ocean Wave Rule: (Neither rule applies.)
Link to Taminations: Taminations Ping Pong Circulate