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Square Dance: Table of Contents

Square Dance Mainstream: Pass to the Center

Pass to the Center at Taminations
Pass to the Center video (2:25 to 2:52)


Pass to the Center

eight chain thru
all dancers
pass thru
(note the momentary
ocean wave) ...
... and dancers
now on the outside
do a partner trade
double pass thru

Pass to the Center from Right-Hand Waves

(an application of the Ocean Wave Rule)

When you do a ‘Pass to the Center’,
you (momentarily) have a right-hand ocean wave.

So, if you start
in right-hand waves...

... and hear the call
‘pass to the center’...

... just finish the call!