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Offset Column | Line | Wave Formation [C2]
 
 
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Offset Column | Line | Wave Formation -- [C2]
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An Offset FORMATION is a formation which has been divided into two equal sub-formations that have been shifted some amount relative to the dividing line. EN: 10

An Offset Column looks like this: EN: 20

 
 
If you are here... EN: 30
 
work as if you were here. EN: 40

Offset (Parallel) Columns look like this: EN: 50

 
   
(12-Matrix)
Offset Columns
(50% offset)
 (16-Matrix)
Offset Columns
(100% offset)
 
In either case,
work as if you were here. EN: 60

An Offset Line | Wave looks like this: EN: 70

 
 
If you are here... EN: 30
 
work as if you were here. EN: 40

Offset (Parallel) Lines | Waves look like this: EN: 100

 
   
(12-Matrix)
Offset Lines | Waves
(50% offset)
 (16-Matrix)
Offset Lines | Waves
(100% offset)
 
In either case,
work as if you were here. EN: 60

In Offset Lines | Waves, Centermost dancers should reach forward or backward (if possible) to touch hands with the adjacent dancers in their distorted Line. This helps identify who is working with whom. EN: 120

This is the starting formation
for each of the following:

after
Offset Columns Circulate

after
Offset Waves Circulate

Other formations can also be offset: EN: 130

 
 
Offset Diamonds 
imagine you are here EN: 140
 
 
Offset Butterfly 
imagine you are here EN: 140

At C2, the caller generally restricts Offset FORMATION calls to easy calls which are not shape-changers. If the given call is a shape changer (that is, you are unable to end on the same set of footprints because the original 2 x 4 has rotated by 90°), then retain the Shear Line and the Shift Direction. See Appendix A for a discussion on Shape-Changing. EN: 160

See also

CALLERLAB definition for Offset Waves/Lines/Columns Concept

Choreography for Offset Column | Line | Wave Formation

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