Cast Off Three Quarters
Starting formationMini-Wave, General Line
Starting formationMini-Wave, Line of 4.
Cast Off 3/4
Pass The Ocean; Cast Off 3/4
Couples Circulate; Tag The Line; Put Centers In; Cast Off 3/4 -- Boys Push
Center 4, Wheel And Deal; Outsides Cast Off 3/4 (from a Tidal Line)
Veer Left; Centers Trade; Cast Off 3/4
From a Mini-Wave, Turn 3/4.
From a General Line, each half of the line works together: those in a Mini-Wave Turn 3/4 while those
in a Couple turn, as a unit, away from the center of the line for 3/4 of a circle (270 degrees).
From a Mini-Wave, the pivot point is the handhold between the two dancers.
Turn 3/4 around the pivot point. From a Line of 4, the pivot point is the End
of the line. Each half of the line works as a unit and turns away from the
center of the line for 3/4 of a circle (270 degrees).
From a Mini-Wave, a Mini-Wave. From a One-Faced Line or a Two-Faced Line,
Facing Couples. From a General Line, a General Box (centered on the same point).
From a Mini-Wave, Cast Off 3/4 ends in a Mini-Wave.
From a One-Faced Line or a Two-Faced Line, Cast Off 3/4 ends in Facing Couples.
A Three and One Line ends in a Box. An Inverted Line remains an Inverted Line.
Dancers who are partners maintain current handholds throughout the call.
From Completed Double Pass Thru, the combination Centers In, Cast Off 3/4 has often been danced
with linked elbows. This styling is discouraged because Centers In is not always followed by Cast Off3/4.
Dancers retain their current handhold (i.e. dancers in a Mini-Wave retain their
Ocean Wave handhold while dancers in a Couple retain their Couple handhold)
throughout the call. An elbow hook should NOT be used.
When teaching Cast Off from Waves, have the Dancers keep their Inactive Hand
Down until the Cast Off is complete. If the Inactive Hand comes up too soon,
New Dancers will have a tendency to re-establish the Wave prematurely with the
wrong dancers. As with Centers In, Cast Off is a stand alone call. However,
from a Completed Double Pass Thru formation Centers In and Cast Off 3/4 is a
frequently used combination and is fun for the dancers to make a little noise
while Casting Off away from the center.
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