Dixie Style to an Ocean Wave

Starting formation - facing couples or facing tandems. From facing couples, the right hand dancer steps forward and to the left to become the lead dancer in a tandem. Lead dancers join right hands and pull by. Moving to the other trailing dancer, each extends a left hand and touches to a left hand mini wave and turns one quarter (90°). New center dancers join right hands and form a left hand ocean wave.

STYLING: Lead dancers initially pulling by in the center should use handshake hold as in right and left grand. When forming mini waves with trailing dancers, dancers must adjust to the right, using hands-up position and same styling as in swing thru.

Timing: SS, heads or sides to the wave, 6; all 4 couples to the wave, 8.

Starting formation Facing couples or facing tandems.
Dance action From Facing Couples, the right-hand dancer steps forward and to the left to become the lead dancer in a tandem. Lead dancers right pull by and Left Touch ¼ with the other trailing dancer. The new centers (original trailers) join right hands to become centers of a Left Hand Ocean Wave.
Ending formation Left Hand Oceran Wave
Timing6
Styling The lead dancers start with hand shake hold and adjust to ocean wave styling for turning and forming the left hand wave. The trailing dancers should adjust their bodies by turning slightly to the right and have their hands in "Ready Dancing Position" in order to receive the lead dancer coming toward them.
Calling/Teaching Tip Often preceded with "Ladies Lead".