| ||Run / Cross Run -- [Basic]|
CALLERLAB - November 2009
Starting formation - any two-dancer formation in which the directed dancer has a shoulder directly
adjacent to the other dancer. GENERAL RULE: The directed (active) dancer moves forward in a semicircle
(180°) around an adjacent (inactive) dancer to end in the adjacent dancer's starting position.
Meanwhile, the inactive dancer, who may be facing in any direction, adjusts by stepping (without changing
facing direction) into the vacated starting position of the active dancer. The active dancer doing the run
has reversed his original facing direction. If the direction to Run is not specified (right or left) and if the
active dancer has an inactive dancer on each side, then centers Run around ends and ends Run around
centers. Runs from an alamo circle are to the right unless otherwise directed. (a) BOYS RUN, (b) GIRLS
RUN, (c) ENDS RUN, (d) CENTERS RUN: The directed (active) dancers Run around the inactive dancers
using the general rule. (e) CROSS RUN: Starting formation - line, two-faced line, or wave. Each of the
two directed (active) dancers, who must both be either centers or ends, Run into the spot vacated by the
farthest inactive dancer. If the inactive dancers are centers, they sidestep to become ends; if they are ends,
they sidestep to become centers. When the active dancers are both facing the same direction, they move
forward in a semi-circle, pass each other and then Run into the vacated spot on the far side.
STYLING: Hands should blend into handhold required for following formation (i.e. wave or line).
TIMING: From ocean waves, centers, 4 steps; cross run, 6; ends, 4; ends cross run, 6.
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