T-Bone is a name given to any (usually rectangular) setup in which at
least one dancer's facing direction is 90 degrees off relative to another
dancers' facing direction. The word 'T-Bone' is typically not said
unless the caller wishes to emphasize that the dancers should pay attention.
When doing calls from T-Bone formations, do your part of the given call.
Assume that dancers T-Boned to you are facing in whatever direction is necessary
for you to do your part of the call. Usually, you will not interact much
with those who are T-Boned to you, and the call may feel quite different than
when done from a normal setup.
Examples of T-Bone formations:
- In the last example,
- dancers act as if they are in Lines, and
- dancers act as if they are in Columns.
Walk & Dodge
When executing Circulates (and calls involving Circulates) the Lead dancers
who make a loop as part of their traffic pattern must move around
the outside of any dancers who are moving straight ahead. This means
that some dancers may pass Right-Shoulders while other dancers may pass
Left-Shoulders. Be careful to pass the correct shoulder since the caller
could fractionalize the call.
When done from T-Bones, calls that normally end in Lines often
end in Diamonds and vice-versa.
Be very precise with your positioning when doing calls from T-Bones.
Make sure your formations are compact and that you are directly lined
up with a wall.