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Square Dance Mainstream: Wrong Way Thar
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Wrong Way Thar video (2:46 to 3:05)
Wrong Way Thar
A ‘Thar Star’ is a formation
(#20; wrong-way #21).
‘Thars’ and ‘Wrong Way Thars’ are ‘formations in motion’.
‘(Make a) Wrong Way Thar’ is a ‘suffix command’:
it may be added to a call after
a right arm turn
It instructs center/directed dancers to form a
(#49) and back up.
Outsides move forward, forearm hold with centers.
form a left-hand star ...
... and back up ...
... while outside dancers
forearm hold with centers
HAND-HOLDS FOR THAR STAR:
inside hands form a packsaddle/box star,
where each man takes the wrist of the man in front of him
if any women are in the star,
dancers simply touch hands in the center
Outside Dancers Set Rotating Pace: since outside dancers
must travel farther, they should be allowed to set the rotating pace
Allemande Thar (as opposed to ‘Wrong Way Thar’)
may be formed at the end of a left arm turn: center/directed
dancers form a right-hand star (#48) and back up.