Wave Action #1

By Mike Richardson
Composed September 27, 1991

SourceMike Richardson, "Crossing the Cascades"
Levelmed (assigned by the editor)
A1(8) Long lines go forward and back
(4) Pass through to an ocean wave (partners are together)
(4) Balance the wave
A2(4) Ladies allemande left 1/2 to a new wave
(4) Balance the wave
(4) Walk forward to make a wave with new neighbors (this is the progression)
(4) Balance the wave
B1(4) Neighbors allemande right 3/4
(12) Hey 3/4, ladies pass left shoulders to start
B2(16) Partners swing

Author's Notes:
This dance was written on the beach in San Diego, where I was attending a meeting for work.
The progression of this dance is the reverse of the usual Becket progression, but otherwise straightforward. In teaching B1, it may be helpful to point out to the men that they will end the figure where that other man is currently standing. Point out to the ladies that they will end the figure next to their partners, ready to begin the swing.

Editor's Notes:

This dance is from American Country Dances On Line
All rights reserved by the author; used by permission.
Added to database 11/17/1996; last revised 3/5/1999; edited by Russell Owen