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Square Dance Basic 2: Ocean Wave Rule
Ocean Wave Rule at
Ocean Wave Rule
Some calls that are defined to start from facing couples
can also start from a right-hand ocean wave
What do such calls have in common?
You find yourself in a right-hand ocean wave
near the beginning
of the call!
... if you hear the call when you're already
in an ocean wave,
Right and Left Thru from a Right-Hand Wave
(an application of the ‘Ocean Wave Rule’)
When you do a right and left thru
you (momentarily) have a (right-hand) ocean wave.
So, if you start
in a right-hand wave...
... and hear the call
‘right and left thru’...
... just finish the call
with the courtesy turn!