A Galaxy FORMATION consists of a Box inside of a Diamond. This is
the opposite of an Hourglass FORMATION which consists of a Diamond inside
of a Box.
Galaxy Circulate [C1]:
From a Galaxy. The Circulate path of a
Galaxy consists of 8 spots. Move up to the next position in the Galaxy (Box
dancers move forward into the next outside Diamond position,
as Diamond dancers move forward into the next Center position). Your new
facing direction is determined by the dancer currently occupying the spot to
which you will move. You must either face the same direction as that dancer
(i.e., you are following his or her back), or 180° in the opposite
direction (facing Galaxy Circulate). This means that sometimes your facing
direction will change 90° and sometimes your facing direction will not
change at all. From a normal R-H or L-H Galaxy, the traffic pattern of Galaxy Circulate
results in all dancers moving in either a clockwise or
counter-clockwise direction, respectively. If no dancers come to the same
spot, then Galaxy Circulate ends in a Galaxy.
|A Galaxy looks like this.|
The Outside 4 dancers are often referred to as the 'Points' of the
Within the Outside Diamond, there are no Centers of the Diamond and no
Points (hence it is illegal to call something like Outsides
Flip The Diamond).