Dancer success is greatly improved if the dancers are actively focused upon
the group with whom they are working.
For example, consider these two sequences from a Squared Set:
- Easy: Heads Square Thru 4; Touch 1/4; Scoot Back.
- Harder: Heads Half Sashay and Square Thru 4; Swing Thru; Scoot Back.
In the first case, the dancers previously did a Touch 1/4 and are focused on
the 4 dancers in their box, the same dancers with whom they are to do the Scoot Back.
In the second case, dancers just did a Swing Thru, and are focused on the 4
dancers in their wave. To do a Scoot Back from here requires the dancers to
break their focus from their wave, locate their box, then do the call.
Even though in both cases the starting formation is identical (parallel
right-hand waves with boys facing in), the second example is much harder
because dancers are not properly focused.