It may not be easy at first to determine the order state by looking at the square when the couples are paired like stripes. This section gives you some mnemonics that might help you determine the order right away if you notice the partners are paired like stripes letting you procede immideately to your get-out.
The following diagrams assume the dancers look like this when squared up at home....
Dancers At Home
RED -- Primary Couple (Girl Couple)
GREEN -- Secondary Couple (Boy Couple)
|See Selecting Key Couples for more information on Primary/Secondary Couple and the "Boy Couple" / "Girl Couple" idea.|
Think: "ladies before gentlemen"