# Relay the Deucey – Teaching

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Relay the Deucey

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Choreography for Patter Teaching with Singing Call Options:

Teaching Tips:

Relay the Deucey
A) Another “mantra call” – 1/2, 3/4, 1/2, 1/2, 1/2, 3/4.
B) Great call to demo first – observing one dancer at a time thru the entire move.
C) Notice you wind up beside (and holding onto) the exact same people – “2 all 8 circulate spots away” or “diagonally across the square”.
D) The action feels like a Spin the Top, Grand Swing Thru, Spin the Top.
E) If you leave the wave, dance single file around the outside moving forward. Don’t turn around, don’t try to make stars, and don’t jump into the middle of the wave.
F) The person you started with will “relay you back into the grand wave” when it’s your turn, and you’ll meet them again at the end of the call.
G) If you are moving around the outside, watch that person with your peripheral vision, this will help pace you down the square.
H) From a “0” wave, the girl facing in works 4 hands down the wave and the girl facing out works 2 hands down the wave.
I) Everyone keeps moving. No one stands still.

More teaching suggestions:
— Explain that the name came from the relay point where the dancers in the wave finish their action and are replaced by someone new.
— There are six turns but no dancer is involved in all of them. The dancers who begin facing in do five turns. Those who begin facing out do three turns.
— It is easy to lose track of the turns, so remember that you are heading for the diagonally opposite corner and the same dancer.

Quick quote for the Standard Application:
For Right-Hand Waves: “Half Right, Left 3/4, Girl On, Half Right and Half Left, Boy Off and Girl On, Half Right, Left 3/4”

Or for Left-Hand Waves: “Half Left, Right 3/4, Half Left, Half Right, Half Left, Right 3/4”

Teaching Standard Applications:

Sides Square Thru just Two,
Dosado to a wave, Relay the Deucey,
Patter: Swing Thru, Boys Run, Ferris Wheel, Centers Slide Thru, Home
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Relay the Deucey,
Patter: Swing Thru, Spin the Top, Slide Thru and Centers Roll, Home
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Heads Left Touch 1/4 and Walk and Dodge,
Acey Deucey, Relay the Deucey,
Patter: Recycle, Slide thru, Pass Thru, Wheel and Deal, Centers Slide Thru, Home
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Pass Thru, Half Tag the Line,
Relay the Deucey,
Patter: Scoot Back, Hinge and Roll, Left Allemande, Home
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Heads Flutterwheel and Sweep a Quarter,
Double Pass Thru, Track 2,
Relay the Deucey,
Patter: Swing Thru, Cast Off 3/4, Walk and Dodge, Allemande Left, Home
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