Dosado / Dosado to a Wave

Dosado

Starting formation Facing Dancers
Command examples

Dosado

Dosado your corner

Dosado your partner

Head Men Dosado

Heads Go Forward And Back; Heads Dosado

Dance action

Walking a smooth circular path, dancers walk forward, passing right shoulders, slide sideways to the right, walk backwards, passing left shoulders, and slide slightly to the left to return to their starting position.

Dancers walk forward (passing right shoulders), slide sideways to their right (back to back with each other), walk backwards (passing left shoulders) and slide slightly to their left to return to their starting position. The Ocean Wave Rule applies to this call.

Ending formation Facing Dancers
Timing

Designated dancers from a Squared Set, returning to a Squared Set: 8; otherwise 6

SS with corner, 6 steps; with partner, 6; from a Box formation, 6; SS across the set, 8

Styling

Men: arms in natural dance position, right shoulders forward as right shoulders pass, left shoulders forward as left shoulders pass. Women: both hands on skirt, moving skirt forward and back to avoid opposite dancer, right hand forward as right shoulders pass, left hand forward as left shoulders pass.

Some new dancers dance Dosado with their arms crossed in front of them. While this indicates that the dancer has been exposed to square dancing in the past, it is not the recommended styling today.

Arms in natural dance position, move right shoulder slightly forward while passing each other by the right. Move left shoulder slightly forward while backup up passing each other by the left.

Comments

The command "Dosado Your Corner" is a shorthand for "Face Your Corner; Dosado". The same for "Dosado Your Partner".

The Ocean Wave Rule applies to this call. The ending formation remains Facing Dancers.

From a Squared Set, Head Men Dosado is acceptable. They approach each other, Dosado, and return to their original position.

A Dosado which starts by passing left shoulders is called Left Dosado.

Formerly the phrase See Saw was occasionally used to accomplish a Left Dosado. In 2003 the Mainstream Committee voted to drop that application of See Saw and requests that callers use Left Dosado.

Teaching Tip Remind the dancers that the action is done in one smooth motion without changing facing directions. As an additional reminder, ask dancers to look each other in the eyes at the end of the action.

Dosado to a Wave

Starting formation Facing Dancers
Command examples

Dosado To A Wave

Dosado and Make A Wave

Dance action In one smooth motion, Dosado and Step To A Wave.
Ending formation Right-Hand Mini-Wave
Timing 6
Styling Follow the styling for Dosado and Step To A Wave.
Comment The Ocean Wave Rule applies to this call.