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Scoot Chain Thru [A2]
 
 
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Scoot Chain Thru -- [A2]
   (Vince Di Caudo 1971)
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From Parallel Waves:
Leaders Split Circulate as Trailers Extend, Swing, Slip, Swing, & Extend.
Ends in Parallel Waves.

From a 1/4 Tag:
Extend, Swing, Slip, Swing, & Extend.
Ends in a 3/4 Tag.

From Parallel Waves:
 

     
before
Scoot Chain Thru
 after
Leaders Split Circulate as
Trailers Extend & Swing
 after
Centers Slip
 after
Centers Swing & Extend
(done)

From a 1/4 Tag:
 

   
before
Scoot Chain Thru
 after
Extend
 after
Swing
 
   
after
Slip
 after
Swing
 after
Extend
(done)

Notes:

  • Styling: From Parallel Waves, Leaders can slowly do their Split Circulate and then clap hands while the Trailers work in the middle.
  • There are two different starting formations for Scoot Chain Thru. Parallel Waves is the most common starting formation. Therefore, be careful when starting from a 1/4 Tag formation since the call feels different.
  • From a 1/4 Tag, everyone does the 'Trailers part' as if they started from Parallel Waves. Be sure to end in a 3/4 Tag formation: Centers reform the center Wave, and Outsides slide together to form a Couple.
  • When the starting formation is Left-handed, be sure to do the Left-hand version of the call, ending in a Left-hand formation.
  • Scoot Chain Thru is often cued as "Extend, Swing Thru, Turn Thru".
  • Only the original Leaders from Parallel Waves can Roll.
  • Think about what would happen (from Parallel Waves) on a Scoot Chain Thru 1 & 1/2.

Swing [A2] (Lee Kopman 1966): From a Wave or other applicable 4-dancer formation. Ends and adjacent Centers Arm Turn 1/2.

Slip [A2] (Lee Kopman 1966): From a Wave or other applicable 4-dancer formation. Centers Arm Turn 1/2.

Scoot Chain Thru To A Wave [C1]: Do a Scoot Chain Thru omitting the final Extend. Outsides (if any) slide together to end as a Couple. A 1/4 Tag ends in Parallel Waves; Parallel Waves end in a 1/4 Tag.

Scatter Scoot Chain Thru [C1] (Jack Lasry 1971): From Parallel Waves. Leaders (all 8) Circulate as Trailers Scoot Chain Thru. Ends in Parallel Waves.

any Tagging call Chain Thru [C3A]: Do the any Tagging call to the 1/2 Tag position; Scoot Chain Thru. Ends in Parallel Waves. For example, a Tag Chain Thru is a 1/2 Tag; Scoot Chain Thru.

Cross Scoot Chain Thru [C4]: From a 1/4 Tag. Cross Extend ('Extend to the wrong hand'), Swing, Slip, Swing, and Extend. Ends in an opposite-handed 3/4 Tag.

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