Trade By

Starting formation - trade by or any formation in which two couples are facing each other and the other couples are facing out. The couples facing each other pass thru, the couples facing out do a partner trade to face in.

STYLING: Same as pass thru and partner trade.

Timing: 4 steps.

Starting formation Any formation in which two couples are facing each other and the other two couples are facing out.
Dance action Couples facing out do a Partner Trade while the Facing Couples do a Pass Thru.
Ending formation Various, depending on starting formation.
Timing4
StylingSame as Pass Thru and Partner Trade.
Calling Tip The most common usage of Trade By starts in a Trade By formation and ends in an Eight Chain Thru formation.
Teaching Tip Make sure the dancers always touch hands so they know where their partner is. To do a trade by, each dancer circulates forward one spot (like a Column Circulate).