From applicable 2 x 4 Columns.
First Two (#1 and #2) Circulate 4 spots & 1/4 In as
Last Two (#3 and #4) Circulate twice, 1/4 In, & Circulate.
Normal Columns end in Parallel Two-Faced Lines.
The First Two should make a wide arc for the 4 Column Circulates. This movement
is sometimes described as Single File Promenade 1/2 Way & Veer Left|Right.
It starts and feels like the Beau's part of a Track 2.
Only the First Two dancers can Roll.
The First Two (#1 and #2) end as a Couple with each other; and
the Last Two (#3 and #4) end as a Couple with each other.
The lead dancer of each Tandem (#1 and #3) end as Ends,
and the trailing dancer of each Tandem (#2 and #4) end as Centers
in the resulting lines. As such,
it's important to establish your couple-relationship as soon as possible.
- For the First Two, Checkmate dances smoother as a Trail Off
to form a Couple; Couples Circulate; and Bend The Line.
- For the Last Two, Checkmate dances smoother as a Double Pass Thru;
Face In & join hands to form a Couple; and Couples Circulate.
Single Checkmate [C3A]:
From a 2 x 2.
Leaders Box Circulate twice and 1/4 In
as Trailers Box Circulate, 1/4 In, and Box Circulate.
Ends in a 2 x 2.
3 By 1 Checkmate [C2] (Willard Orlich):
First Three dancers Column Circulate 4 positions & 1/4 In
as the #4 dancers Circulate 3 positions, 1/4 In, & Circulate.
Ends in Parallel 3 & 1 Lines.
3 By 1 Checkmate
Checkover [C1] (Al Appleton 1978):
First Two Checkmate The Column as Last Two step foward to
form a Box (Circulate), Cast Off 3/4, Slither, and As Couples Extend.
Ends in Parallel Two-Faced Lines.