Relay the Deucey – Definition

Teaching Resource for RELAY THE DEUCEY

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CALLERLAB Program: Plus

Teaching Order: After Explode and (Anything)
Recently taught calls: Fan the Top, Explode the Wave

Background: Relay the Deucey was created in 1970 by Holman Hudspeth from Detroit, Michigan. 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: Parallel Ocean Waves.

Dance action: All Circulates in this definition refer to the Original Circulate path established by the ends of the original ocean waves. No dancer ever stops moving during this call; the pauses written into the definition (i.e., the action described as “half-circulate”) are there for clarity of description and for teaching purposes only.

Each end and the adjacent center dancer turn one-half (180 degrees). The new centers of each ocean wave turn three-quarters (270 degrees), while the others half-circulate, forming a six-person wave and two lonesome dancers. The wave of six, working as 3 pairs, turns 1/2, while the others half-circulate. In the wave, the center 4 turn 1/2, while the other four dancers half-circulate. The wave of 6, again working as 3 pairs, turns 1/2, while the others half-circulate. Finally, the center 4 of the wave turn 3/4 (becoming the centers of the new waves), while the outside 4 half-circulate to become the ends of the final waves.

Timing: 20

Styling: Basic swing thru styling is utilized for turning movements within the ocean wave formations. Circulating dancers do the circulate action with arms in natural dance position, blending to hands up ocean wave formation at the conclusion of the call.

Facing Couples or Ocean Wave Rule: The Facing Couples Rule applies.

Link to Taminations: Taminations Relay the Deucey