This is a simplified version of the Virginia Reel. It includes the single file and leaders arch action which is sometimes known as “Peel the Banana”.
Tag: Arm Turns
This traditional proper contra is a long time favorite.
This contra by Calving Campbell has an unusual pattern which requires a careful reading of the description.
This big circle dance moves each dancer four positions during each 64 counts. It can work with almost any strongly phrased singing call record with a 4/4 beat such as a march tune.
Here are some ideas for freestyle patter calling to facing trios.
These traditional square figures all feature a series of arm turns.
This dance by Calvin Campbell is one of the easier Trios that feature Arm Turns.
In this trio by Ken Kernen the center dancers arm turn with each of the four end dancers.
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