Walk and Dodge

Starting formation - box circulate or facing couples. From box circulate formation, each dancer facing into the box walks forward to take the place of the dancer who was directly in front of him. Meanwhile, each dancer facing out of the box steps sideways (dodges) into the position vacated by the "walker" who was formerly beside him. Dancers end side by side, both facing out. If walk and dodge is called from facing couples, the caller must designate who is to walk and who is to dodge (e.g., "men walk, ladies dodge"). Ending is a box circulate formation.

STYLING: Arms in natural dance position. Skirt work for the ladies is optional. Hands should be ready to assume appropriate position for the next call.

Timing: 4 steps.

Starting formations Box Circulate, Facing Couples
Dance action From box circulate formation, each dancer facing into the box walks forward to take the place of the dancer who was directly in front of him/her. Meanwhile, each dancer facing out of the box steps sideways (dodges) into the position vacated by the "walker" who was formerly beside him/her. Dancers end side by side, both facing out. If walk and dodge is called from facing couples, the caller must designate who is to walk and who is to dodge (e.g., "men walk, ladies dodge").
Ending formation Couple back to back if started from Box Circulate. Box Circulate, if started from Facing Couples.
Timing4
Styling Arms in natural dance position moving from a wave handhold to a couple hand hold and vice versa assuming appropriate hand position for the next call.
Calling Tip Be careful when using this call as some calls don't flow well or feel good after a Walk and Dodge (e.g., "Walk and Dodge, Bend the Line" or "Walk and Dodge, Wheel and Deal" are not good body flow for half of the dancers).