From a Generalized 2 x 4 (usually Parallel Lines),
Generalized Thar, or other applicable formations.
As one movement, Circulate & Half Sashay.
- From Parallel Two-Faced Lines:
Leaders Tag The Line and Face In as
Trailers Circulate and Half Sashay by having the
slide in front of the
(i.e., do your part of
Cross Trail Thru).
- From Parallel Waves:
Leaders Trade (as in Trade The Wave) as
Trailers Diagonal Pass Thru.
Everybody passes right-shoulders.
Ends in opposite-handed Waves.
- From Facing Lines:
Pass Thru and Half Sashay
(Cross Trail Thru).
- From Out-Facing Lines:
Tag The Line and Face In.
From Parallel Lines, Ends become Centers and Centers become Ends.
Crossover Circulate can be done from any 2 x 4 Lines.
The most common starting formation is Parallel Two-Faced Lines.
From Parallel Two-Faced Lines, think of Crossover Circulate as
a Circulate but exchange places with the dancer next to you as you go.
Drop hands with adjacent dancers and move individually
(don't move as a Couple). Trailers move forward, crossing
from an End to a Center, without changing facing direction.
The CALLERLAB definition of Crossover Circulate
is described in terms of a diagrammed traffic pattern, and only allows
the call to be done from Parallel Lines.
From Parallel Lines, there are two 4-dancer Circulate paths.
When teaching Crossover Circulate, we often show
these two paths by placing the Boys in one path, and the Girls in
the other. Then we say Boys only Crossover Circulate or
Girls only Crossover Circulate.
The realization that there are two Circulate paths helps some
dancers to better visualize the call. Also, activating the dancers
in only one of the two Circulate paths reinforces
the idea that Ends become Centers and Centers become Ends.
Half Sashay [Basic]:
From a Couple.
Without changing your facing direction, exchange places by having the
sidestep in front of the
as the Beau sidestep behind the Belle.
Ends in a Couple.
From a Mini-Wave, do your part (i.e., from a L-H Mini-Wave, exchange
places by sliding back-to-back; from a R-H Mini-Wave, exchange places
by sliding nose-to-nose).
Trade Circulate [A2] :
From applicable Parallel Lines (usually Waves or Two-Faced Lines).
Leaders Trade (with each other) as Trailers Diagonal Pass Thru.
From Parallel Waves only, Trade Circulate is identical to Crossover Circulate.
Cross By [C1] :
From Parallel Waves or a Thar.
As one movement, 1/2 Circulate and Slide (nose-to-nose).
A Thar ends in an opposite-handed Thar;
Parallel Waves end in a Thar.