Slide Right with Claps
Formation: Couples facing couples, lady on partner’s right, in long lines down the hall. If there is an odd number of couples place the spare couple at the bottom ready to Slide Right.
Music: “Braveheart” on Global 507 or other 64-count music with a good clapping section.
Download RTF file: Slide Right With Claps
57-64 – – – -; – – Opposites Clap
1-8 – – – -; – – Partners Clap;
9-16 – – – -; – – Star Right;
17-24 – – – -; – – Star Left;
25-32 – – – -; – – Circle Left;
33-40 – – – -; – – Circle Right;
41-48 – – – -; Let Go and Slide Right;
49-56 – – – -; – – Forward and Back;
57-64 – – – -; – – Opposites Clap;
1-8 Everyone with the one across do the following clap sequence: own knees twice, own hands twice, both hands with the opposite dancer three times (gently). On beat eight dancers turn to face their partner.
9-16 Dancers repeat the clap sequence with their partner.
17-24 The same four dancers make a Right-Hand Star and turn it for 7 counts. On the eighth count individually turn right half around ready to make a Left-Hand Star.
25-32 Same four dancers Star Left back to their starting point.
33-40 Same four dancers join hands and Circle Left for eight counts.
41-48 Circle Right the other way back to the starting point.
49-56 Couples maintain their adjacent hand hold but release hands with the other couple. Each couple slides to their right into the position of the couple previously on their right. At the ends the couples slide around the end into the other line. If there is a spare couple, one couple slides into the spare spot while the spare couple slides right into the line on their right. Note that couples in the middle of the lines will pass by one couple in the opposite line as they slide to the right. It helps to point out that there is a couple across (#1), a couple to the right (#2) and a third couple further to the right (#3). After the Slide Right they will be facing couples #3.
57-64 Long lines for Forward and Back in eight counts.
Variations: See “Slide Right with Dosado”.
Choreography by: Dottie Welch, Nova Scotia
Source: Beginner Dance Party Leader Seminar
Usage: This is a spin off from Slide Right with Dosado. It is a little more demanding because the claps belong at a certain place in the music, so the dancers must keep up with the eight count phrasing.
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