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Explode The Top [C3A]

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Explode The Top -- [C3A]
(Holman Hudspeth 1969)
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From Parallel Lines.

1. Explode;
2. End Beau Circulate 1 & 1/2 as End Belle Circulate, Veer inward, and U-Turn Back as Centers Touch 1/2 and the Very Centers Cast Off 3/4 while the other Center Step Ahead to form a R-H Star;
3. Turn the Star 1/4;
4. The End of the Center Wave walks forward as everyone else follows to Unwrap The Star, and everyone Face In to end in Facing Lines.

 beforeExplode The Top afterExplode afterEnds move to their Star position as Centers Touch 1/2 afterVery Centers Cast Off 3/4as remaining Centers Step Ahead(i.e., before turning the Stars) afterStar 1/4;Very Outsides lead Unwrap The Star;and Face In (done)

Notes:

• The Center who Stepped Ahead should raise their Left hand to indicate that they are leading the Unwrap The Star;
• The leader of the Unwrap is the End of the Center Wave after th star has turned 1/4.
• Dancing hint: The very ends of the Unwrap (dancersandin the above diagrams) can alternatively dance the Unwrap & 1/4 In as a Star 1/2, walk forward & 1/4 Left moving under the raised arm of the adjacent dancer (like the original outside Belle does on Circle To A Line [B]).

Variation: Explode The Top turn the Star n less (or more) position(s). The leader of the Unwrap is always the dancer who becomes the End of the Center Wave after the Star has turned.

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