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{n} Step(s) At A Time [C3B]
  
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n Step(s) At A Time -- [C3B]
   (Lee Kopman 1978)
C3B:     

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From Columns.

The First n dancers Peel Off to end in a Line of n, Step Ahead as necessary to form a Concentric Line of 2n and Bend The Line of 2n as the other dancers Extend (using Circulates) to form a compact formation, Trade, and Roll.

n Step(s) At A Time can be fractionalized into thirds.

This is the starting formation
for each of the following:

after
1 Step At A Time

after
2 Steps At A Time

after
3 Steps At A Time

after
4 Steps At A Time

2 Steps At A Time:
 

     
before
2 Steps At A Time
 after
First 2 Peel Off
as Last 2 Circulate
(1/3)
 after
Outsides Step Ahead
as Centers Trade
(2/3)
 after
Outsides Bend The Line
as Centers Roll
(done)

Variations:

  • Magic (Column) 1, 2, 3 Step(s) At A Time.
  • From Columns of 3.
  • From Completed Double Pass Thru: 2 Steps At A Time 2/3: Peel Off and Touch to end in a R-H Tidal Wave.

Cross n Step(s) At A Time [C3B]: First n dancers Trail Off instead of Peel Off.

This is the starting formation
for each of the following:

after
Cross 1 Step At A Time

after
Cross 2 Steps At A Time

after
Cross 3 Steps At A Time

after
Cross 4 Steps At A Time

Criss Cross n Step(s) At A Time [C4]: First n dancers Trail Off, Step Ahead, and (Concentric) Bend The Line of 2n as others Extend to form a compact formation & Slither, Trade, and Roll.

Choreography for n Step(s) At A Time

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