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Half Sashay [Basic]
  
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Half Sashay -- [Basic]
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From a Couple.

Without changing facing direction, exchange places by having the Belle (right-side dancer) sidestep in front of the Beau (left-side dancer) as the Beau sidestep behind the Belle.

Ends in a Couple.

   
before
Half Sashay
 half-way after

Notes:

  • A normal couple ends in a half-sashayed couple and vice-versa.
  • Half Sashay is not a Rollaway. No turning is involved during the call.
  • Give a slight tug on each other to start the movement.
  • The Belle slides forward to the left, then backward to the left;
    the Beau slides backward to the right, then forward to the right.
  • Some callers say Sashay instead of Half Sashay. They are incorrect. The name of the call is Half Sashay, which is half of an old call named Sashay (as in Sashay Around Your Corner (or Partner) - a sideways DoSaDo to end back where you started).
  • When starting from a Mini-Wave, do your part.

    • 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.

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