Trade the wave has been around since 1967 and I have felt that it really has always been a mainstream family figure fitting into the Trade Family. Most useful at the Mainstream level as a method of changing from Left Handed Waves into Right Handed Waves. The acceptance of Dixie Style to a Wave and the previous Quarterly experimental Follow Your Neighbor, both ending in Left Handed Waves has brought out a new interest in TRADE THE WAVE. As the action is smooth and quick way to return to Right Hand waves......TEACHING HINTS.....Set up the Left Hand Wave, Have the dancers lean forward and "peek" at the dancer facing the same way....Tell the dancers on the call Trade The Wave they will step Thru the wave and trade places with the Dancers facing the same direction and reform a right handed wave.....A good "crutch" is to say....Take a Peek....then call Trade The Wave to reform Left Handed Waves....Your introduction of Trade The wave is best started from Left Handed waves and over th enext three months aquaint your dancers with both actions.
Harry Ed Dunkle 1967
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