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Calling Through Scoot Back Waves
How to track arrangement through #1 and #2 arrangements in waves
Rich Reel   18 Jan 2004

 Formation     ------------------  Arrangement  ------------------
    [W]        0         5         1         2         3         4
  ^ v ^ v   B g g B   g B B g   g B g B   B g B g   g g B B   B B g g

  ^ v ^ v   B g g B   g B B g   B g B g   g B g B   B B g g   g g B B

See also Choreo Bits:   [W] R-H waves   [L.W] L-H waves

Tracking arrangement allows the square dance caller to call quickly and know the formation when using sex-dependant calls.  Knowing the arrangement when calling is important because the arrangement can drastically affect the difficulty of many calls depending on how much the dancers have been exposed to all positions.  This article presents a fairly simple method to increase the perceived sophistication of a sight caller's choreography.

What are "Scoot Back Waves"?

"Scoot Back Waves" is a fun name for parallel ocean waves with the standard arrangements used for the call Scoot Back.

[1W] = Boys facing IN = 'Begining'/'Normal' Scoot Back Waves = Scoot Back, BOYS go
[2W] = Boys facing OUT = 'Ending'/'Sashayed' Scoot Back Waves = Scoot Back, GIRLS go

Start Easy - (for the caller, not necessarily for the dancers!)

From left to right, call any one line from each box - Mix and match for variety
Formation  Call
---------  -----
   [0B]    T1/4
   [0F]    1/2Tg
   [0W]    SHing
  [0LO]    B-Run
    Call     Formation
-----------  ---------
   B-Run       [0L]
   SHing       [0W]
SHing C-Trd    [0W]

When you feel ready, you can add complexity for yourself...


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