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Nuclear Reaction [C3B]
 
 
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Nuclear Reaction -- [C3B]
   (Lee Kopman 1988)
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From a Generalized 1/4 Tag in which the Very Centers are directly facing an outside dancer. EN: 10

  1. Very Centers and directly-facing outside dancers Pass Thru; EN: 20
  2. Center 4 Cast Off 1/4 and Roll and Spread to become Ends of Lines as the Others Cross Concentric Vertical 1/2 Tag; EN: 30
  3. all Counter Rotate 1/4. EN: 40

Ends in Parallel Lines. EN: 50
This is a 3-part call. EN: 55

     
before
Nuclear Reaction
 after
Those Facing Pass Thru
 after
Centers Cast Off 1/4 & Roll & Spread
as Ends Cross Concentric Vertical 1/2 Tag
 after
Counter Rotate 1/4
(done)

Notes:

  • The Cast Off 1/4 can be from either a Mini-Wave or a Couple. EN: 60
  • Be sure to pass Right-shoulders on the Vertical 1/2 Tag. EN: 70

Cross Nuclear Reaction [C3B] (Lee Kopman 1988):
Same as Nuclear Reaction except that the Very Centers Diagonal Pass Thru with the diagonally-facing outside dancers. EN: 788

     
before
Cross Nuclear Reaction
 after
Very Centers and diagonally-facing Outside dancers Jay Walk EN: 80
 after
Centers Cast Off 1/4 & Roll & Spread
as Ends Cross Concentric Vertical 1/2 Tag
 after
Counter Rotate 1/4
(done)

Those doing the Pass Thru (or Diagonal Pass Thru) should point at each other before moving as in Chain ReactionEN: 90

anything (Cross) Nuclear Reaction [C3B]:
Do the anything call leaving off the final Extend, then do a full (Cross) Nuclear Reaction. The anything call is usually a Scoot Back variation of a Tagging call. EN: 789

See also anything Reaction [C3A].

Choreography for Nuclear Reaction

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