New Craze

Formation: Couples, threesomes, or any combination of men and ladies in lines facing counterclockwise around the hall with near hands joined
Music: “Phrase Craze” on Lloyd Shaw LS E-17 or LS 3323

Download RTF file: New Craze

Intro or (wait four counts)
25-32   – – – -; – – Walk forward;
    1-8   – – – -; – – Face, Back Up;
  9-16   – – Clap three and Stamp three; – – Star Right;
17-24   – – – -; – – Star Left;
25-32   – – – -; – – Walk forward;

    1-8   Lines of people facing counterclockwise around the hall walk forward seven steps. Each individual then faces the center of their line.
  9-16   Dancers individually back up four steps. Dancers clap their own hands three times in two beats of music then stamp their feet three times in two beats of music. The claps and the stamps will occur during a break in the music.
17-24   All dancers in the line make a Right-hand Star and turn it for eight beats.
25-32   Each dancer turns around individually and the same dancers make a Left-hand Star for six beats. On the last two beats of music, dancers open out into lines facing counterclockwise around the hall. It doesn’t make any difference who opens out so the arrangement of people in the line can vary each time through the dance.

Note: See also Hyll’s Phrase Craze Mixer, and Circle Craze in Solo dances.

Choreography by: Ken Kernen
Source: Printed in Dancing For Busy People, page 256
Usage: “Phrase Craze” has become a classic piece of music for use with various types of mixers or solo dances.

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