Trade the Wave – Definition

Teaching Resource for TRADE THE WAVE

Links:   Standard Analyze Module Teach Other Extend

CALLERLAB Program: Plus

Teaching Order: After Single Circle to a Wave

Recently taught calls: Peel the Top, Diamond Circulate

Background: Trade the Wave was created in 1967 by Harry Ed Dunkle from Brookville, Pennsylvania. It was in the 1977 recommended Mainstream Plus 2 list, but had been moved to the Plus One list by 1980.


Starting formation: Any four-dancer ocean wave.

Dance action: Dancers facing the same direction in the wave Trade with each other. Right-hand waves become left-hand waves and vice versa. Ends of the wave become centers and vice versa.

Timing: 6

Styling: As in any trade, dancers first step slightly forward to clear the wave before turning toward dancer with whom they are trading. Assume hands up position in basic ocean wave styling.

Facing Couples or Ocean Wave Rule: The Facing Couples Rule does not apply.

Link to Taminations: Taminations Trade the Wave