Roll Away Beginner Variation

hook: a square to teach roll away without courtesy turn

by: Bill Sudkamp

formation: square dance

Any break will do

A1 8
heads (sides) forward and back
heads (sides) star right four places then heads (sides) separate,
A2 8
heads (sides) go around 2 to form lines at the sides (heads) + +
two ladles roll away with a half sashay + side ladles roll head ladles (right to left)
two gentlespoons roll away with a half sashay + head gentlespoons roll side gentlespoons (right to left)
B1 4
center two roll away with half sashay + gentlespoon rolls opposite
everybody roll away with a half sashay + gentlespoons roll corners
partners do si do once
B2 8
partners swing
partners promenade home

/+This gives a gentlespoon-gentlespoon-ladle-ladle line with heads at the ends on the opposite side of the square from their home position.

++Two ladles (in each line) roll away with a half sashay; two gentlespoons roll away (right to left); center two roll away (gentlespoon rolls ladle); everybody roll away.

Intended to teach roll away to beginners.
This variation is Wade Pearson's, removing the cross trails through. Original here:

See also: for beginner rollaways


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