West By Midwest

hook: wave with no balance

by: Carol Ormand

formation: improper

do not balance the wave

A1 16
neighbors balance & swing
A2 8
long lines forward & back
pass through to an ocean wave - ladles by left in the center, neighbors by right on the sides
swing though
B1 16
partners balance & swing
B2 8
circle left 3 places
pass through ⁋
next neighbors do si do once

Carol Ormand Notes : A2: Pass the ocean: all pass through to a wave of four, ladles joining left hands with each other in the middle, neighbors holding right hands.

Swing through: allemande right halfway (with your neighbor, in this case), centers (gentlespoons, in this case) allemande left halfway.

Note: dancers must resist the urge to balance as they form the wave. There’s no time for that. Once they overcome that urge, however, the dance flows very smoothly.


user: Allison Jonjak

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