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Social Patter. ‘Patter‘ comes from the colloquial term, ‘Pitter-Patter‘ which means, according to Webster’s dictionary: “a sound as of quick light steps or taps“. And that’s exactly what this is. It’s a series of quick, light, steps in quick succession. Usually from done led on the Follower. However, the Lead can also lead themselves to engage in Patter as well.

Social Patter“, means that the steps are smaller than usual!

Linear Patter” means that the patter is executed in along a linear path or a straight line and can be executed by both roles. 🙂

See also > Circular Patter

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