From the given formation.
The two dancers who are closest to the Center
of the set and who are facing in lead the Unwrap by walking straight ahead
(moving slightly inward as necessary) to become #1 in a Column. Other dancers
do formation Circulates until reaching the lead dancer's starting position
& then walk straight ahead to follow the lead dancer.
Ends in Columns.
Those leading the Unwrap should raise a hand to identify
themselves so that the other dancers in their formation can follow them.
Dancers leading the Unwrap walk forward without changing their
The caller can designate someone other than the default dancer to lead
the Unwrap. This designated dancer walks straight ahead as the
others do formation Circulates until
they reach a designated dancer's starting position, after which they
walk straight ahead.
The formation can be
From some formations (such as Twin Diamonds or an Hourglass), dancers need
to slide together to form compact Columns. For example, from Twin Diamonds,
if the Trailing Point simply walks straight ahead and everyone else follows,
the resulting Columns are not immediately adjacent (there is some space
between the laterally adjacent dancers). Dancers must slide together (dodge
inward) to form compact Columns.
CONTRAST THE FOLLOWING (both start from Offset Diamonds):
- Offset Unwrap The Diamonds: Ends in Offset Columns.
- Unwrap The Offset Diamonds: Ends in normal Columns.
This is the starting formation|
for each of the following:
Offset Unwrap The Diamonds
Unwrap The Offset Diamonds
Wrap To A formation [C3A] :
#1 dancer 1/2 Split Circulate and Phantom
formation Circulate 2 as the #2 dancer Circulate, 1/2 Split
Circulate and Phantom formation Circulate as the #3 dancer
Circulate 2 & 1/2 as the #4 dancer Circulate 3; all adjust as necessary
to end in the given formation.