Slip the Clutch

Starting formations Thar in motion, Wrong Way Thar in motion
Starting formations Thar or Wrong Way Thar.
Command examples

Slip The Clutch, Allemande Left

Slip The Clutch, Skip One, Left Allemande

Slip The Clutch, Skip One, Skip Another, Skip Another, Turn Partner Left, Four Ladies Chain

(From a Wrong Way Thar) Slip The Clutch, Pass Two, Right And Left Grand

Dance action

Any backward motion is stopped as outside dancers release armholds with the adjacent centers. All dancers move forward around the center of the set to the next dancer.

On the command to Skip (or Pass) one or more dancers, everyone walks forward within their circle, passing the indicated number of dancers.

Dance action Dancers in the center of the thar stop and, while retaining the star, release arm holds with the dancers beside them. Everyone then moves forward within the circle in which he was traveling while in the thar.
Ending formationThar, Wrong Way Thar
Ending formationDependent on next call.
Timing2
Styling

Despite the change of moving direction, center dancers can make the switch flowing and comfortable if the armhold is released effortlessly and that same hand is held ready for the next call. The handhold after a Slip The Clutch depends on the next call.

Center dancers generally maintain their star.

Styling Despite the change of moving direction, you can make the switch flowing and comfortable if the arm hold is released effortlessly and that same hand is held ready to turn the next person as directed.
Comment The Facing Couples Rule does not apply to this call.