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Split Phantom Columns | Lines | Waves Concept [C3A]
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Split Phantom Columns | Lines | Waves Concept -- [C3A]
   (Keith Gulley 1977)

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From a 4 x 4 Matrix, visualized as 4 adjacent Columns | Lines | Waves.

Split the 4 x 4 Matrix into two sets of adjacent Columns | Lines | Waves and work in the resulting 2 x 4 Matrix on each side.

Work with these positions for
Split Phantom Columns
Split Phantom Columns
Triple Cross
Work with these positions for
Split Phantom Lines | Waves
Split Phantom Waves
In Roll Circulate

  • If the given call requires you to know the facing direction of a phantom, look at that phantom's opposite within the Split Phantom Columns | Lines | Waves formation. Hopefully that spot is occupied by a real dancer, in which case your phantom is facing the opposite direction of that dancer. This is known as Assume Symmetry. Some callers believe you should always do this; other callers believe you should never do this (I am of the latter opinion).
  • If the caller says Split Phantom Waves, then you have more information about the facing direction of the phantoms: they must be in Waves!
  • Imagine there is a brick wall dividing the two halves of the set. This can prevent you from crossing over into the other half of the set.
  • Shape-changing calls are allowed. Do the given call, keeping track of the phantoms, and breathe as necessary so that the two resulting formations are adjacent to each other.
  • Historically, Split Phantom Columns | Lines | Waves have also been known as Phantom Split Columns | Lines | Waves.

From a T-Bone starting formation, each dancer individually determines how to split the 4 x 4 formation.

Split Phantom Waves
In Roll Circulate
Split Phantom Columns | Lines | Waves is also occasionally used from a 1 x 16.

Work with these positions for
Split Phantom Lines

See also

CALLERLAB definition for Split Phantom Columns/Lines/Waves Concept

Choreography for Split Phantom Columns | Lines | Waves Concept

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25-January-2020 01:18:32
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