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Follow Your Leader -- [C3A]
   (Lee Kopman and Nonie Moglia 1974)

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From Parallel Waves.

Leaders 1/2 Split Circulate and Tandem Cross Fold as Trailers Follow Your Neighbor (Extend and Arm Turn 3/4); all Tandem Extend.

Ends in Columns.

Follow Your Leader
1/2 Split Circulate
Outsides Tandem Cross Fold
as Centers Arm Turn 3/4
Tandem Extend

Your Leader [C3A]: From a R-H 3/4 Tag. Centers Arm Turn 3/4 as the others 1/4 Right and Tandem Cross Fold; all Tandem Extend. Ends in Columns.

Your Leader

Note: Historically, Your Leader has also been called from Twin Diamonds, in which case the Outsides omit the 1/4 Right. This usage is typically frowned upon today and it is our opinion that the caller should say something like 'Outsides go As You Are' or 'Centers Start' so that the outsides do not start with a 1/4 Right.

Dancing hint: Those doing the Arm Turn 3/4 may need to pause before doing the Tandem Extend as the Outsides sometimes take longer to do their part.

any Tagging call Your Leader [C3A]: Do the any Tagging call to the 1/2 Tag position; Follow Your Leader.

See also Tagging Calls.

Pass & Roll Your Leader [C3AV]: From Eight Chain Thru. Pass Thru; Centers Turn Thru as Ends Right-face U-Turn Back; Pass Thru; Centers Right Arm Turn 3/4 as Ends 1/4 Right and Tandem Cross Fold; all Tandem Extend. Ends in R-H Columns. This is the same as Pass & Roll Your Neighbor but replace Follow Your Neighbor with Follow Your Leader.

Scoot Your Leader [C3A]: From a 1/4 Tag. Scoot Back; outsides 1/4 to the handhold and Tandem Cross Fold as Centers Arm Turn 3/4; all Tandem Extend.

Switch Your Leader [NOL] (Lee Kopman 1975): From Parallel Waves. Switch To A Diamond; (Outsides go As You Are) Your Leader.

Trail Your Leader [NOL]: From Columns. Trail To A Diamond; (Outsides go As You Are) Your Leader.

Switch Your Leader and Trail Your Leader are considered anomalies since they don't exactly follow the definition of any Tagging call Your Leader. In our opinion, callers should refrain from using these calls.

CALLERLAB definition for Follow Your Leader

Choreography for Follow Your Leader

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29-July-2021 14:30:10
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