Specialty Tips

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(We need a brief history and overview of specialty tips)

Anywhere Squares Tip

Bear Tip

Canadian Tip

Convention Virgins/Newbies Tip

Drag Tip

Kilt Tip

Latino Tip

Leather Tip

LiveJournal Tip

Long Hair

Medallion Tip

Memorial Tip

Moonshine Tip

The Moonshine Tip is danced naked. (The exception: body jewelry, and shoes/boots/sandals/socks if the dancer feels they're necessary.)

The history of the Moonshine Tip is waiting for someone knowledgeable to fill in. Reportedly, Kathy Yhip started the Moonshine Tip, but that's all the information that's available for now.

Moonshine Tips have been held at various conventions and fly-ins. Diamonds In The Desert was the first convention with a Moonshine Tip.

Move-On Tip

So named after Mike DeSisto's famous "Pass Thru...Move On!" choreography, in which squares of dancers are arranged and rearranged in a huge matrix.

Typically, the caller starts out with "normal" squares, and has heads or sides perform a Square Thru 4, followed by one or more calls which convert the square into facing lines.

At that point, all squares are directed to "pass through", and then "move on!" until they come face to face with another line of dancers.

Also known as "Progressive Squares".

If a line of dancers is facing a wall (e.g., not another line of dancers), their job is to perform a California Twirl or Partner Trade to face back into the set, at which point they're facing another line of dancers who have just moved on from a different square.

The caller moves the dancers around for a while, forms them back into lines, and continues the above process. In this fashion, an entire square can be moved from front to back or side to side on the dance floor.

Some convention committees choose to offer this as a specialty tip. Other committees have been known to incorporate Move-On into opening or closing ceremonies and/or Trail In/Trail's End dances.

YouTube videos from DC Diamond Circulate 2009 [1] [2] [3]

YouTube videos from Chi-Town Shakedown 2010 [4] [5]

Munchkin Tip

Pacific Rim Tip

People of Color Tip

Redwood Tip

Silver Fox Tip

Under 30 Tip

Women's Tip