A hinge is a half of a trade. Any two adjacent couples or
dancers who can trade can also hinge.
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.
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.
Line or Two-Faced Line
Working as a unit, each Couple does half of a Couples Trade.
Two-Faced Line at right angles to the original line.
Couples use couple handhold and styling similar to Wheel and Deal.
Starting formationMini Wave
Dancers do half of a trade with each other.
Mini Wave at right angles to the original Mini Wave.
StylingUse hands up position.
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