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Magic Line | Wave Concept -- [C4]
   (Dave Hodson 1979)
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From Parallel Lines | Waves.

A Magic Line | Wave is a Distorted Line | Wave in which the Ends of one Line work with the Centers of the other Line.

Magic Line | Wave:
 

   
Work with these dancers...   thinking you are here...   or here.

Hint: When the caller says Magic Line | Wave, diagonally reach forward or backward to join hands with your partner in the Magic Line | Wave. This helps to identify who is working with whom.

 
before
Magic Wave
Switch The Wave
 after

 
before
Magic Line
Here Comes The Judge
 after

 
before
Magic Wave
In Roll Circulate
 after

Note: On calls such as Magic Line In Roll Circulate, Out Roll Circulate, Here Comes The Judge, Sock It To Me, those doing the Circulate should identify themselves by making a noise (say 'here' or 'me') and raising their hand. Those doing the Circulate do a normal Circulate since they are moving from an End position to another End position; the Others Flip one position within their Magic Line toward the End doing the Circulate.

 
before
Magic Wave
Switch To A Diamond
 after

 
before
Magic Wave
Switch To A Diamond
 after

Note that you now have a Magic Diamond with the dancers who were in your Magic Wave.

Sample Traffic Patterns:

  • Magic Wave In Roll Circulate:
    From Parallel Waves. In-Facing Ends & Out-Facing Centers Circulate as the Others Split Circulate twice. Ends in Parallel Waves. This traffic pattern works from Waves only.
  • Magic Line Wheel & Spread:
    From Parallel Inverted Lines. Those Facing Pass Thru; all Wheel & Spread; dancers not within their original Magic Line do a Pass Thru in order to end on a spot from their original Magic Line. Ends in Parallel Inverted Lines.
  • Magic Wave Spin Chain Thru:
    From Parallel Waves. Magic Arm Turn 1/2 (danced as Split Circulate Twice); Centers Cast Off 3/4; Very Centers Trade; Centers Cast Off 3/4. Ends in Parallel Waves.

Note: on 8-dancer calls (e.g., In Roll Circulate, Spin Chain Thru), the call is done normally except when you are required to move from an End to a Center or vice-versa.

Magic Lines Of 3:
 

   
Work with these dancers...   thinking you are here...   or here.

See also Magic Diamond CONCEPT [C4] and Trapezoid CONCEPT [C3B].

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