Teaching Resource for SINGLE CIRCLE TO A WAVE
CALLERLAB Program: Plus
Teaching Order: After Diamond Circulate
Recently taught calls: Relay the Deucey, Peel the Top
Background: Single Circle to a Wave was created in 1973 by Don Beck from Stow, Massachusetts. It was in the 1976 Mainstream Plus list which became the Plus One List by 1980.
Starting formation: Facing dancers
Dance action: Facing dancers join both hands with each other and Circle Left halfway. Without stopping, they drop hands with each other and individually Veer Left, blending into a right-hand mini-wave. If the caller directs “Single Circle 3/4 to a Wave”, facing dancers join both hands with each other and Circle Left 3/4, then continue to execute the rest of the call as above.
Styling: In circling, the two dancers are slightly offset to the left so that their dance partner in the circle is more to their right than in front of them. Use smooth dance step, not buzz. When joining hands for circle, gents turn palms up, ladies palms down. Arms are bent comfortably at the elbows. Exert a small amount of pressure while circling. Blend into a hands up ocean wave position.
Facing Couples or Ocean Wave Rule: Neither rule applies.
Link to Taminations: Taminations Single Circle to a Wave