Alternate Trios

Formation:Trios (lines of three dancers) facing around the hall like spokes of a wheel
Music: Any strongly phrased hoedown such as “Arkansas Traveler” on Lamon LR 10-120, or a singing call with a strong marching beat such as “New England March” on Silver Sounds SSR-110, or “Real Madrid” on TNT 157, or “Down At The Twist and Shout” on Chaparral C-222.

Download RTF file: Alternate Trios

Prompts:
Intro or
57-64   – – – -; Circle to the Left;
    1-8   – – – -; – – Circle Right;
  9-16   – – – -; Centers only Dosado;
17-24   – – – -; Ends only Dosado;
25-32   – – – -; Centers Turn the one on the Right with the Right;

33-40   – – – -; Centers Turn the one on the Left with the Left;
41-48   – – – -; Go Forward and Back;
49-56   – – – -; Pass Thru, on to the Next;
57-64   – – – -; Circle to the Left;

Description:
    1-8   All six dancers Circle to the Left for 8 beats of music.
  9-16   All six dancers Circle to the Right back to their starting position.
17-24   Just the center two dancers Dosado with each other.
25-32   The facing end dancers Dosado with each other.

33-40   The center dancers turn the dancer on their right by the right arm.
41-48   The center dancers turn the dancer on their original left by the left arm.
49-56   Lines of three go forward 3 and touch then back 3 and touch.
57-64   Lines of three pass through each other so that each dancer passes the dancer they are facing with their right shoulders adjacent. The lines move on to meet the next group of 3 dancers ready to begin the dance again.

Choreography by: Ken Kernen
Source: Printed in CDP Journal, August 1992
Usage: This is a good, simple dance to use when introducing Trios.

This page from http://dances.callerlab.org (CALLERLAB Dance Resource).


One Response to Alternate Trios

  1. Link says:

    I think alternative starter trios are great if they are balanced out so that type weaknesses are even. Many fan games have alternate type trios and it usually works.

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