Trade the Wave – Teaching

Trade the Wave

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Choreography for Patter Teaching with Singing Call Options:

Teaching Tips:

Trade the Wave
A) May want to practice trading down the line in outfacing #0 or #1/2 lines.
B) “Take A Peek” – lean forward and see where you’ll go, you’ll pass right shoulders with that person as you trade.
C) Make eye contact before you move – look before you leap.
D) Set up from #1 or #2 waves so they are working with the same sex – “Boys Trade, Girls Trade, Trade the Wave”.
E) “Trade the Wave – no peeking!” is a good way to break dancers (and callers) of a bad habit.

More teaching suggestions:
— Centers become ends and ends become centers because the two dancers facing the same way in a wave are always a center and an end.
— Each dancer will move towards the far end of the wave going around one spot.
— Point out to the dancers that a Left-Hand Wave becomes a Right-Hand Wave and vice versa.
— Furthermore, from parallel waves those facing out will end facing in and vice versa.

Quick quote: “Big Trade around one spot to the other side of the wave”

Teaching Standard Applications:

Heads Lead Right, Veer Left,
Ladies Chain Down the Line,
Ladies lead Dixie Style to a Wave,
Take a Peek, Trade the Wave,
Girls Circulate,
Patter: Scoot Back, Boys Circulate, Right and Left Grand, Promenade
Singer: Swing Corner and Promenade
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

Heads Lead Right, Circle to a Line,
Right and Left Thru, Dixie Style to Wave,
Trade the Wave,
Swing Thru, Girls Circulate,
Trade the Wave, Girls Run,
Patter: Boys Circulate, Promenade
Singer: Promenade with Corner
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

From Tidal Wave:
Heads Lead Right, Right and Left Thru,
Dixie Style to a (Tidal) Wave,
Each Four Trade the Wave,
Recycle and Sweep a Quarter,
Pass Thru,
Patter: Allemande Left, (close to home)
Singer: Swing Corner and Promenade
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

Trade the Wave with other Plus Calls:

Heads Pass the Ocean, Extend,
Single Hinge, Follow Your Neighbor,
Trade the Wave, All 8 Circulate,
[ Scoot Back ],
Patter: Half Circulate, Box the Gnat and Slide Thru, Home
Singer: [Scoot Back again], Swing Corner and Promenade
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

Heads Touch 1/4 and Roll and Slide Thru,
Dosado to a wave, Fan the Top,
Right and Left Thru, Dixie Style to a Wave,
(Take a Peek and) Trade the Wave
Patter: Linear Cycle, Slide Thru, Allemande Left
Singer: Swing and Promenade