Hinge Family

A hinge is a half of a trade. Any two adjacent couples or dancers who can trade can also hinge.

  1. COUPLES HINGE: Starting formation - line or two-faced line. Working as a unit, each couple does half of a couples trade to end in a two-faced line at right angles to the original line.
  2. SINGLE HINGE: Starting formation - mini wave. Dancers do half of a trade with each other to end in a mini wave at right angles to the original mini wave.

STYLING: Couples use couple handhold and styling similar to wheel and deal. Single hinge use hands up position.

Timing: Couples hinge, 3 steps; single hinge, 2 steps.

Couples Hinge

Starting formation Line or Two-Faced Line
Dance action Working as a unit, each Couple does half of a Couples Trade.
Ending formation Two-Faced Line at right angles to the original line.
Timing3
Styling Couples use couple handhold and styling similar to Wheel and Deal.

Single Hinge

Starting formationMini Wave
Dance action Dancers do half of a trade with each other.
Ending formation Mini Wave at right angles to the original Mini Wave.
Timing2
StylingUse hands up position.