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Transfer And {anything} [A2]
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Transfer And anything -- [A2]
   (Deuce Williams 1975)

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From Columns or other applicable formations.

First Two dancers in the Column (#1 and #2) move forward in Single File around the outside of the other Column until parallel with the Center Box and then individually Face In (to end as a Couple) as the Others step forward to form a compact formation ("normalize") and do the anything call.

Transfer And Hinge:

Transfer And Hinge
Transfer And
Centers Hinge

  • At the A2-level (i.e., from normal Columns), "normalize" means to Circulate one position to form a Center Box. At other levels, "normalize" means to step forward to form a compact formation. "Normalize" is dependent upon the starting formation and the facing directions of dancers within that formation. A "normalize" could be a 1/2 Circulate, a full Circulate, or a Circulate 1 & 1/2.
  • The First Two (#1 and #2) can alternatively think about their part as any of the following:
    • From R-H Columns: Track 2 & Face In.
    • Single File Promenade (toward facing direction) a little less than 1/2 way and Face In.
    • Do 3 Column Circulates, taking a wider path than normal, then Face In. CALLERLAB describes the movement in this manner.

The following examples illustrate how "normalize" works. These instances of Transfer And are primarily only used at C1 and above since the starting formations are T-Boned.

Transfer And Tag The Line:

Transfer And Tag The Line
Transfer And
Centers Tag The Line
Transfer And 1/4 Thru:

Transfer And 1/4 Thru
Transfer And
Centers 1/4 Thru

Transfer The Column [A1] (Lee Kopman 1974): From Mini-Wave Columns. First Two dancers in the Column (#1 and #2) move forward in Single File around the outside of the other Column until parallel with the Center Box and then individually Face In (to end as a Couple) as the Last Two dancers (#3 and #4) Circulate (to form a Center Box) and Cast Off 3/4; all Extend. Ends in Parallel Waves.

Open Up But anything [C3A]: From Columns. #1 dancer Trail Off & Roll as #2 dancer Circulate, Peel Off & Roll as #3 and #4 dancers Circulate and do the anything call.

Transaction [C4] (Beryl Main 1975): Transfer And Cast Off 3/4; Chain Reaction. Ends in Parallel Waves.

CALLERLAB definition for Transfer and (Anything)

Choreography for Transfer And anything

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27-January-2020 22:03:46
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