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December 10th, 2018
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C-4 Singing call "Only You"

WORK SWING CHAIN: 4 LADIES CENTER, TEACUP LIKE A DAISY
only you, can make this change in me
for it's true - you are my destiny
when you hold my hand i understand
the magic that you do - you're my dream come true
my one and only you
only you can make the darkness bright
when you're thru, let's have those HEADS STEP RIGHT
MYSTIC TOUCH 1/4 and, EXPAND THE COLUMN
then TAG BACK AND DODGE -- you're the one that i, TAKE 2
a FUNNY GOOD SHOW TWICE and FLARE THE STAR
only you, can MIRROR HOT FOOT SPIN
only you, can TRADE YOUR NEIGHBOR IN
PICK AND CHOOSE: WITH FINESSE AND
CENTRAL STRUT RIGHT (INTO THAT SPACE) - with a CRAZY SWITCH
my one and only you.
only you, DIVIDE THE OCEAN RIGHT
then SPLASH IN, and CROSS FLIP -ER'S DELIGHT
you're the one that i sing lyrics to,
CROSS FLIP BACK AND DODGE - you're the one that i, TAKE 4
a STROLL DOWN THE LANE -- and then CHANGE LANES
only you, 1/4 CHAIN AND CIRCULATE IN
only you, 1/2 TAG AND TRIXIE SPIN
in this chaos, you're AN ANCHOR,
EVERYBODY ROLL, CENTERS 3 SQUARE 2 AND 1, THE 2'S
 RUN RIGHT AND ROLL, and LINES (DIXIE
SASHAY) THRU, INTERLOCKED FLIP THE DIAMOND AND ROLL,
SASHAY THRU, THE K and RUN AWAY
CENTERS CROSS SASHAY, THE PULLEY BUT
go 4 STEPS AT A TIME and you'll PASS THE TOP
and then, WORK ONCE-REMOVED: and CATCH TOP 2
only you, can 2-FACED HOT FOOT SPIN
only you, 1/4 CHAIN AND CIRCULATE IN
when you're there, you'll ACEY DEUCEY
and PROMENADE BACK HOME
you're my dream come true, my one and only you
LEFT ALLEMANDE and SWING,
you're my dream come true, my one and only you!
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A few comments: Swing Chain Teacup Like a Daisy replaces 3/4 stars
with 1/4 stars, so each star is either 1/4 or 5/4.  The double arm
turns are not required, because it is being danced symmetrically so
no one is using up time waiting for the three stars in a row.  The
pattern, for those who don't want to figure it out on their own, is
Star R 1/4, L turn r-h man, R turn partner, L turn r-h man(="back"),
R turn partner, Star L 5/4, R turn corner, Star L 1/4(="back", but
star would have been 3/4 so it becomes 1/4), R turn opposite man,
Star L 5/4, R turn r-h man, L to partner for courtesy turn.

so: Star 1/4 to rh; pt, rh, pt; stars: 5, 1, 5; courtesy turn

Some of the timing is a little fast: Flare the Star; Pass the Top
and Once-Removed Catch Top 2 (certainly not enough time to work
twosome; stretch it at each end instead).

Central Strut Right may be bogus: you must use the definition "pass
thru, right loop zero (i.e., flip right), extend" with the "into
that space" modifier creating a normal tidal 3&1 line.

Heads Step Right (short for Heads Step Right to a Line of 4) is a
call used commonly by some callers, but some dancers may never have
heard of it.

Funny Good Show Twice is gratuitously hard to figure out on the fly,
and there is no "think time" allotted.  Crazy Switch has no "flub
time" allotted.

After the 3 Square 2 And 1, I believe the 2's who are running are
the sides, but I'm not sure; in any event, the others are of course
t-boned to them and probably can't see who is to run.

The proximity of similar calls like Sashay Thru and Cross Sashay is
purely intentional; any resemblance to real choreography or real
callers is coincidental.

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From:ann0625
Date:February 21st, 2019 11:17 pm (UTC)
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For all the sequences above “Only You”, what makes them different from patters other than the Swing and Promenade?
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From:zipperbear
Date:February 22nd, 2019 08:47 am (UTC)
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The words are matched to the lyrics of the song, delivered in a singing style. In this case, it's all one sequence for the whole song.

Ideally, a singing call should be broken up into smaller sequences, so the dancers know that they've danced correctly, and can start over if necessary. If this song used standard-length singing call figures, the dancers would be promenading home during the refrain, with the lyrics "You're my dream come true, my one and only you" -- but the word-play needs to replace that section of lyrics with choreography ("You're the one that I take to a funny good show twice" or "You're the one that I take for a stroll down the lane"), so the sequences can't end there.

In retrospect, I think it would have been better to resolve at least 4 times, even if some of the sequences have to be twice the normal length. I think it's overly challenging, even for most C-4 dancers, if it continues at dancing speed without any time for hesitations or mistakes.
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