With these calls, the caller must designate certain dancers; generally half the dancers are designated. For this definition, a runner (or cross-runner) is a designated dancer and a non-runner is another dancer who moves during the call. For example, in Boys Run, the men are the runners and the women are the non-runners.
On Run, dancers work in pairs. On Cross Run, dancers work in groups of four, with the cross-runners crossing the center of the formation.
Women Run Right
Each runner (designated dancer) must have a non-runner either to the right or to the left, and these dancers work together.
The runner and non-runner exchange places: the runner walks forward in a semicircle into the non-runner's spot (ending with the opposite facing direction), while the non-runner moves into the runner's spot without changing facing direction.
Girls Cross Run
Centers Cross Run
On Each Side, Centers Cross Run (from a Tidal Wave)
In the Center Wave, Centers Cross Run (from a Tidal Wave)
Ends Cross Run
Dancers work in a 1x4 Formation, where the cross-runners (designated dancers) must both be centers or both be ends. The others are the non-runners.
The cross-runners walk forward in a semi-circle into the spot vacated by the farther non-runner (ending with the opposite facing direction). That is, each cross-runner will cross the center of the four-dancer formation.
Simultaneously each non-runner moves into the spot of the closer cross-runner without changing facing direction. This position will be on their half of the four-dancer formation. That is, a center non-runner moves into the nearer end position; an end non-runner moves into the nearer center position.
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