February Spotlight


Starting formation: Two couples Back-to-Back.   Each right-hand dancer does an exaggerated Zoom action, moving into the position previously occupied by the right-hand dancer behind him, to finish facing in the same direction as when he started the Zoom action. The left hand dancer follows (“Chases”) the right-hand dancer by doing a Box Circulate two positions. (The net result is the same as if the right-hand dancer had done a right face U Turn Back & Box Circulate twice). The call finishes in a Box Circulate formation.


Starting formation: Any formation where at least two dancers can start.

Those who can start the call by joining hands with the facing dancer and pulling by. Each dancer moves ahead around the circle and gives a left hand to the next, pulling by, and a right hand to the next, pulling by. Regardless of the starting formation, as the movement progresses, the formation converts to a circle.


 Starting formation: Parallel lines of four, Inverted Line(s), Two Faced Line(s), 3 & 1 Line(s). Each dancer turns individually to face the center of the line and walks forward passing right shoulders with oncoming dancers. Lead dancers pass by two dancers and end facing out. Trailing dancers pass by one dancer and step to a right-hand ocean wave in the center of the set. Ends in a 3/4 Tag formation. If the call is done from any single line of four, it ends with a mini-wave between the two out facing dancers.


Starting formation: Ocean waves. Each end and the adjacent dancer turn one-half (180̊). The new centers of each ocean wave turn three-quarters (270̊) to form a new ocean wave across the set, as the other four dancers do a U Turn Back (turning in towards the center). The centers of the wave Trade. All form two left-hand stars (but before turning them, the out-facing point should raise a hand, indicating “follow me” — they will be the “leaders of the exchange”) and turn the stars 3/4. The “leaders of the exchange” will now lead the star out to the right, around the outside of the other star, like an S pattern, then into a momentary column of four, single file through the side position. The first three dancers in the momentary column Quarter right face, as the fourth dancer does a Quarter left-face, and the original “leader of the exchange” runs right, forming two parallel right-hand waves.