Call Slick With Seven Cool Square Dance Get Outs!

If you are like me, whenever I hear a unique square dance choreography get out that resolves the square to the corner with an Allemande Left  or to the Partner for a Right and Left Grand or a Promenade or one that simply resolves everyone in the square at the home position, I get excited about it! When all of the dancers get through a challenging or just interesting set of calls, the best way to top that whole thing off is with a cool get out.

The best get outs usually are not extremely hard but are either different and/or have a surprise ending that the dancers may not see coming. I kept that in mind when I sculpted these Mainstream choreographic get outs for you to use with your square dancers:

Box 1-4:
Veer to the Left
Girls Trade
Boys Fold
Pass Thru
Right and Left Grand

Box 1-4:
Touch a Quarter
Girls Run
Pass Thru
Tag the Line
Leads Turn Back
All Pass Thru
Right and Left Grand

1p-2p Lines:
Right and Left Thru
Flutterwheel
Pass Thru
Tag the Line Face In
Center 4 Only Right and Left Thru
Center 4 Only Flutterwheel
Everybody Allemande Left

1p-2p Lines:
Pass Thru
Wheel and Deal
Centers Veer to the Left
Centers Tag the Line &
Lady go Left Boy go Right
Left Allemande

Box 1-4:
Star Thru
Pass Thru
Tag the Line Face In
Center 4 Only Right Hand Star
Left Allemande

Box 1-4:
Star Thru
Pass Thru
Tag the Line Face In
Left Touch a Quarter
Girls U Turn Back
Left Square Thru 3 Hands
Right and Left Grand

1p-2p Lines:
Right and Left Thru
Dixie Style to an Ocean Wave
Boys Trade
Left Swing Thru
Ladies Cross Fold
Right and Left Grand

Give some of these a try for some different approaches to educating dancers in “not the norm” for better dancing. The Right Hand Star get out is a surprise for most because it is rarely called from lines. This is a nice tip of the hat to some of the old traditional square dance figures from yesteryear. The last two sequences are more difficult, particularly the one with the Left Touch a Quarter and the Left Square Thru Three Quarters.

Related:  Original Square Dance Choreography

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Shaun Werkele   303-250-4735

 

 

 

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