Pass the Ocean

Starting formation Restricted at Basic and Mainstream to Facing Couples only
Starting formation Facing Couples. (Restricted at Basic and Mainstream to Facing Couples only.)
Command example

Pass The Ocean

Dance action Pass Thru; Face your Partner; Step To A Wave
Ending formation Right-Hand Ocean Wave
Timing 4
Styling The 3-part definition is smoothed out. The left-side dancers walk in a forward arc to the right to their ending position. The right-side dancers walk forward to join left hands (hands up styling) and turn 1/4 with each other.
Styling The Pass Thru portion of the call uses the same styling as Pass Thru. The Step to a Wave portion of the call uses ocean wave styling.

The application of the Ocean Wave Rule to this call is not used at Basic and Mainstream. It may be applied in the other programs.

Even though the styling encourages a smoothed out dance action, the definition of Pass The Ocean has three distinct parts and callers may take advantage of this in their choreography.

This call should not be fractionalized at Basic and Mainstream.