[Callers] Give and Take 4x4

Thomas J Senior thomasjsenior at gmail.com
Sun Jun 26 21:28:23 PDT 2011

   A while ago, i was intending to call a 4x4 (The Warm Up) at our
local dance, the Chicago Barn Dance, but thought it might be nice to
use a dance that accomplished the same thing (swinging both opposites
during the sequence) but not using the star or a hey.  Another idea to
incorporate was the give and take, which seemed a good move for the
standard introductory figure of many 4x4s.  What i came up with is
called Villa Olivia (where i wrote the dance):

Villa Olivia
   4x4     Tom Senior           note "buddy" in your line of 4, (same
gender person) and the direction you face.
A1.  Lines go forward, Men draw opposite back to swing  (Give and
Take), end the swing facing your buddy across the line of direction of
the dance.
A2.  Make and ring, balance, twirl right one place (as in petronella),
swing opposite #2.  End facing across to your buddy.
B1.  Right and left across, ladies chain 1/2, turning to end facing
partner. (in the direction of progression)
B2.  Lines go forwrd, Women draw partner back to swing.  End swing
facing original direction.

Perhaps you may find this useful.


Tom Senior
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