From Double Pass Thru, Eight Chain Thru, Facing Lines, or other applicable formations.
Those who can Right Pull By; all (move along and) Step to a L-H (Mini-)Wave;
Centers Courtesy Turn the Ends 1/4 by doing a Left-face U-Turn Back
placing their R-H on the End's back and Bend The Line.
Fra Double Pass Thru:
Fra Facing Lines:
Fra Eight Chain Thru:
From an Eight Chain Thru, a common dancer mistake is to do a
Chain The Square [C2].
The Courtesy Turn movement (after the Right Pull By and move along) is
sometimes described as 1/4 Out; Courtesy Turn.
We dislike this definition for 2 reasons:
- The Belle's part is somewhat awkward because there is first a 1/4
Out (to the Right) and then Courtesy Turn (to the Left) 1/2,
instead of just a smooth Courtesy Turn (1/4).
- If you advance into C3, the caller may call a Left |
Grand Chain Eight in which case we believe it is easier to remember to
Step To A R-H Wave & then the Centers always turn the
Ends. If, instead, you were to 1/4 Out, it could easily
become confusing to figure out who turns who.
An alternative way to think about the Step To A L-H
Mini-Wave & Courtesy Turn movement is to do a Left
Touch 1/4 & Leads U-Turn Back (Roll twice).
Split Grand Chain Eight [C2]:
Those who can Right Pull By and
turn 1/4 to face the inactives; all Step to a L-H Wave; Centers
Courtesy Turn the Ends 1/4 to end in facing Couples (danced as
Centers Left-face U-Turn Back to place R-H on adjacent End's back and
Bend The Line).
Eight By anything [C3A] (Lee Kopman 1981):
From applicable formations (such as a 2 x 4 with the outsides facing each other).
Outside 4 do your part Grand Chain Eight & Roll as Centers do the anything call (working in
Ends in various formations.
See also Split [Square Thru] CONCEPT [C1].