Tag the Line (In/Out/Left/Right)

Starting formation - any line with an even number of dancers. Each dancer turns to face the center of the line. Taking a short side step to the left, each dancer walks forward passing right shoulders with oncoming dancers until he has walked past all of the dancers from the other half of the line. The call may be followed by any one of the directions In, Out, Right or Left. When this happens, dancers turn in place one quarter (90°) in the direction indicated.

STYLING: Arms in natural dance position, hands ready to assume appropriate position for the next call. A flowing type of movement can be achieved by taking a slight step forward before turning toward the center of the line, thus avoiding the abrupt military type pivot.

Timing: 6 steps

Starting formation A line with an even number of dancers.
Dance action Each dancer turns to face the center of each line. Dancers walk forward passing right shoulders with oncoming dancers until they have walked past all of the dancers from the other half of the line. The call may be followed by any one of the directions In, Out, Right or Left. When this happens, dancers turn in place one quarter (90°) in the direction indicated.
Ending formation When starting from a line of four dancers, ending formation is Completed Double Pass Thru.
Timing6
Styling Arms in natural dance position, hands ready to assume appropriate position for the next call. A flowing type of movement can be achieved by taking a slight step forward before turning toward the center of the line, thus avoiding the abrupt military-type pivot.
Teaching Tip Make sure you face the center of the entire line before you start moving forward.