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Phantom Concept -- [C1]
   (Ross Howell)
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The idea for the Phantom CONCEPT is to overlap two sets of Parallel Columns | Lines | Waves at 90° to each other, filling in the blank spots with "ghost dancers."

Do the given call working with imaginary dancers (i.e., Phantoms). Assume that the Phantoms are in whatever position, have whatever facing direction, and are of whatever sex is necessary in order to execute the given call. The call is then danced with both the dancers and the Phantoms participating. Keep track of the Phantoms that you are working with and reserve space for them at the completion of the call.

From this formation...

 

  dancers
imagine you are here

  as  

  dancers
imagine you are here

In the above diagrams, the dancers and their Phantoms work independently of the dancers and their Phantoms.

   
These are all of the phantom spots.   Sometimes you need to
envision this formation...
  and other times you need to
envision this formation.

Phantom Circulate:
 

 
before
Phantom Circulate
 after

Phantom Checkmate The Column:
 

 
before
Phantom Checkmate The Column
 after

Typical calls done Phantom at C1:

Acey Deucey Flip The Line Split Circulate
Ah So In Roll Circulate Split Counter Rotate 1/4
Bend The Line Mini-Busy Stretch Ah So | Turn & Deal | etc.
Cast A Shadow Mix Swing & Mix
Checkmate The Column Out Roll Circulate Trade Circulate
Circulate Pass The Ocean | Sea Trade The Wave
Couples Circulate 2/3 Recycle Transfer And anything
Crossover Circulate Recycle Turn & Deal
Explode The Wave | Line Reverse Explode Walk & Dodge
Ferris Wheel Right & Left Thru Wheel & Deal

Phantoms can also be used from other formations:

 
before
Centers Phantom Touch 1/4
 after

 
before
Phantom Double Pass Thru
 after

CALLERLAB definition for Phantom Formation / Concept

Choreography for Phantom Concept

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