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Brace Thru -- [A1]
   (Van Vanderwalker 1955)
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From applicable Facing Couples or an applicable R-H Wave.

  1. Right Pull By;
  2. Normal Couples (Boy on Left, Girl on Right) Courtesy Turn as
    Half-Sashayed Couples (Boy on Right, Girl on Left) U-Turn Back.

Ends in Normal Facing Couples.

Brace Thru is a 2-part call.

From Facing Couples:
 

   
before
Brace Thru
 after
Right Pull By
 after
Normal Couple Courtesy Turn
as Half-Sashayed Couple U-Turn Back
(done)

From a R-H Wave:
 

   
before
Brace Thru
 after
Right Pull By
 after
Normal Couple Courtesy Turn
as Half-Sashayed Couple U-Turn Back
(done)

Notes:

  • Brace Thru is a sex-dependent call. After the Right Pull By, each couple must consist of one Boy and one Girl. Brace Thru can not be done if any Couple consists of same-sex dancers.
  • The U-Turn Back is done by turning toward each other. This is important in case the caller adds a Roll.
  • Brace Thru is a variation of Right & Left Thru. The Courtesy Turn action is either done normally (as a Couple), or individually (i.e., U-Turn Back). Whether you do a Courtesy Turn or U-Turn Back depends respectively on whether you are a Normal or a Half-Sashayed Couple.
  • Brace Thru is useful for callers since it resolves sex-problems within the square. After a Brace Thru, everyone ends in normal Facing Couples (Boy on Left, Girl on Right).
  • In 2012, Callerlab renamed Half Breed Thru to Brace Thru.
  • Historical note: The original definition of Half Breed Thru had a Pass Thru instead of a Right Pull By.

Brace Yourself [C4]: From a Couple consisting of one Boy and one Girl. Normal Couples Courtesy Turn as Half-Sashayed Couples U-Turn Back. Ends in a Normal Couple. This is the last half of Brace Thru.

Cross Breed Thru [C4]: From applicable Facing Couples (or an applicable R-H Wave). Pass Thru; Normal Couples Left-Shoulder Partner Tag as Half-Sashayed Couples 1/4 Out. Ends in Back-to-Back Couples.

CALLERLAB definition for Half Breed Thru

Choreography for Brace Thru

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