Scoot Back

Starting formation - box circulate or quarter tag. From box circulate, dancers facing in step straight forward to join adjacent forearms, turn half (180°) and step forward to end in the position vacated by the dancer who was facing out. Meanwhile, each dancer facing out runs into the position vacated by the dancer who is doing the forearm turn. When done from right hand boxes, the dancers facing in turn by the right and the dancers facing out run right. When done from left hand boxes, the dancers facing in turn by the left and the dancers facing out run left. Finishes in a box circulate formation.

From quarter tag, dancers step ahead, join forearms (right if center wave was right handed or left if center wave was left handed), turn half (180°) and step straight forward. Those returning to the center step to a wave (using same hands as original wave); the others finish as a couple facing out. Ending formation is a 3/4 tag.

STYLING: Similar to that of turn thru and fold. .

Timing: 6 steps

Starting formation Box Circulate or Quarter Tag.
Dance action

From Box Circulate formation, dancers facing in step straight forward to join adjacent forearms, turn half (180°) and step forward to end in the position vacated by the dancer who was facing out. Meanwhile, each dancer facing out Runs into the position vacated by the dancer who is doing the forearm turn. When done from right hand boxes, Trailers turn by the right and Leaders run right. When done from left hand boxes, Trailers turn by the left and Leaders run left.

From Quarter Tag formation, each dancer does the Trailers part, i.e. step ahead, forearm turn half (180°) and step straight forward.

Ending formation If started from a Box Circulate, ending formation is Box Circulate. If started from Quarter Tag, ending formation is 3/4 Tag.
Timing6
Styling Similar to Turn Thru and Run.
Teaching Tip The Trailers part is like Extend, Trade, Extend.