11.a. Half Sashay
Starting formation: Couple
Heads Half Sashay
Right and Left Thru; Half Sashay
Sides Pass Thru, Half Sashay, and Separate Around One To A Line
All 4 Ladies Chain; Half Sashay; Circle Left
Dance action: Dancers exchange places without changing facing directions. Dancer on the right side steps
to the left while the dancer on the left steps back, side steps to the right, then steps forward, ending as
Ending formation: Couple
Styling: Dancers use a normal couple handhold, pulling slightly toward each other as they initiate the
sashay movement. As the dancers complete the call, they catch hands to end in a couple handhold
(unless that is inconvenient for the next call).
Comments: While the command is properly given as "Half Sashay", it is occasionally shortened to "Sashay".
This shortened form can be confusing and should not be used.
The terms "Full Sashay" or "Sashay All The Way Around" are not part of any dance program. This is
improper language and should not be used.
The command "Half Sashay Once and a Half" is proper and has been seeing increased usage. It ends
in a Tandem. See the section "Part 4: Additional Detail: Fractions".