Starting formation - any two dancer formation in which the
directed dancer has a shoulder directly adjacent to the other dancer. GENERAL
Directed dancers step forward and move in a small semi-circle to end facing toward an
adjacent dancer or position. The adjacent inactive dancer may be facing in any direction
and does not move. If not specified, centers fold toward ends and vice versa.
BOYS FOLD, GIRLS FOLD, ENDS FOLD, CENTERS FOLD: Directed active dancers fold toward
the inactive dancers using the general rule.
CROSS FOLD: Starting formation - line,
two-faced line, or wave. The directed (active) dancers who must either both be centers or
both be ends, fold toward the farthest inactive dancer by walking in a semi-circle to end
facing toward that same dancer. When the active dancers are both facing the same
direction, they move forward in a semi-circle, pass each other and fold toward the
STYLING: Hand position depends on starting formation, i.e, hands up from a wave, couple handhold from a line or circulate. Using appropriate hand position, the inactive dancer should exert slight pressure to adjacent dancer and assist in initiating folding action.
Timing: Fold, 2 steps; cross fold, 4 steps.
Fold / Cross Fold
(Named Dancers, e.g. BOYS, GIRLS, ENDS, or CENTERS) FOLD
Any two dancers with adjacent shoulders
Directed dancers step forward and move in a small semi-circle to end facing
toward the adjacent dancer or position. The adjacent dancer does not move
unless another call is given, e.g.: Ends Fold while the Centers Trade.
If starting formation is a couple, ending formation is facing dancers.
If starting formation is a wave, ending formation is a tandem.
Adjacent dancer should guide/assist (ever so slightly) in the folding action.
Fold from an ocean wave ends in a "Z" formation.
(Named Dancers, e.g. ENDS or CENTERS) CROSS FOLD
Starting formationGeneral Line
The two directed dancers (who both must be either centers or ends) fold toward
the farthest inactive dancer or position by walking in a semi-circle to end
facing toward that same dancer or position. When the two directed dancers are
facing the same direction, they pass each other and then finish the fold.
Cross Fold from a Two Faced Line ends in a "Z" formation.
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