When dancing a Parallelogram
call, it is sometimes (but not always)
necessary to adjust to a 'normal' setup (by removing the offset), do the
given call, & then re-adjust so as to retain the original Shear Line and
Shift Direction. Some callers and dancers believe you should always do this.
We strongly disagree, since it is often awkward, clumsy, and time-consuming
to dance. Whether or not to remove the offset before doing a given call is
a call-dependent (and dancer-dependent) decision. For a call such as
Parallelogram In Roll Circulate
, you need not take out the offset.
The footprints do not change, the traffic pattern is clear for all dancers,
and In Roll Circulate is not a long, complicated call.
However, for a call such as Parallelogram Magic Transfer The Column
there is no way to execute this call without
taking out the
offset. This is analogous to In Your Block Walk & Dodge versus In Your
Block Square Chain The Top. In the first case, do the call working directly
to the footprints of the distorted formation; in the second case, start
with a distorted formation, blend into a normal setup, complete the call,
and the re-establish the footprints of the distorted formation. EN: 100