We don't need both this and reflected, and revert makes you dizzy
Dancers often confuse Reflect and Revert. I think that this should be fixed by
dropping revert since it tends to cause dancers to go round and round.
(Revert flip back -- yuck!) An alternative approach would be to move one of
these concepts (presumably reflect) to C3A.
We seem to have some gaps in the area of ATC Reaction and ATC Chain
Thru. The C3A list shows these two. But somewhere along the line we
start doing ATC Chain Thru Reaction, and it doesn't really appear on
either list. And on C3B we do ATC Nuclear Reaction or ATC Chain Thru
Nuclear Reaction and it ain't there either - but the Reactivate
equivalents are (or at least the non-chain thru version is). This
whole thing is fuzzy right now. So I propose that the following
appear on the C3A list:
Definition: From applicable formations (Tidal Wave/2FL or Parallel Waves/2FLs).
Lockit; Hinge; Centers Hinge & Lockit as Outsides Counter Rotate 1/4 & Roll. A 4-Part Call.
Nice dancing call. 4-parts allows lots of flexibility.
This is a nice multipart call that flows particularly well after rally and
tag the top which are on the C3 lists. Since it has well defined parts,
it can be used with initially, finish etc.
Open Up Reaction/Reactivate/Nuclear Reaction
Easy extension. Several callers already use this at C3B.
At C3A we have Split Phantom Lines|Waves|Columns. At C3B we have Split
Phantom Boxes. We also have Phantom Lines|Waves|Columns. I think we
should add Phantom Boxes to the C3B list as well. After all, shape
changing Phantom Line|Wave|Column calls can end in a Phantom Box setup!
Come to think of it, they can end in Phantom Diamond, Phantom Single
Quatrter Tag, etc. Why not extend the C3B list to simply include Split
Phantom Formation, and Phantom Formation?
Reverse Cut | Flip The "Z"
Definition: From a "Z". Centers (who must be in a Mini-Wave with each other)
do a Trade & Spread (for Reverse Cut) or Flip Away from each other (for Reverse
Flip) as the Others do a "Z" Circulate.
I would like to see Reverse Cut/Flip the Z added to C3B.
Definition: Finish the given call; then do the first part of the call.
This will add variety to the program. It requires that dancers be aware of
definitions which reinforces the skill they are currently using for the random concept.
Stack the Wheel
Definition: From a One-Faced or Two-Faced Line. Couples Hinge; (individual) Roll. 2-Part call.
Nice dancing call.
Triple Columns Working Right | Left
C3B has Triple Lines | Waves Working Forward | Backward. I think we
should officially add Triple Columns Working Left|Right and Triple Boxes
Working Left|Right|Forward|Backward. These are already in use by some
callers, and, Triple Lines|Waves Working Forward|Backward
shape changing calls can end in Triple Columns or Triple Boxes. It
would make sense to be able to continue using Triple Working from these
Walk Out to a Column
Definition: From Parallel Waves. Trailing Centers do two Phantom Columns Circulate;
Leaders do a Once Removed Single Wheel then Press Ahead (to become Centers in Columns);
Trailing Ends do a Circulate then Fold. Ends in Columns.
Nice dancing call.
Walk the Plank | (anything) the Plank
Definition (Walk The Plank): From Columns. Circulate; Centers Walk & Dodge as Ends do a Leaders Run.
Definition: Do the given call but replace the first Arm Turn 1/2 with an Arm Turn 3/4.
Yo-Yo should be added somewhere. My feeling is that dancers will have a
tendency to confuse Yo-Yo and Fan and therefore they should be kept on
different levels. Thus if Fan is moved to C3A then Yo-Yo should be on C3B.
However if Fan is kept at C3B (or better yet, moved to C2), then
Yo-Yo should be on C3A.
Split Phantom Setups
Change the split phantom boxes to split phantom setups. I
already call split phantom diamonds and split phantom 1/4 tags and no
one has any trouble with it that I can see.
Should change Split Phantom Boxes to Split Phantom formations.
This would add things like diamonds and 1/4 tags. Perhaps the fact that the
formation should only consist of 4 dancers should be explicitly spelled out.
If you have any further questions or comments, please