Definitions of Square Dance Calls and Concepts
6 By 2 Acey Deucey [A1]

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6 By 2 Acey Deucey -- [A1]
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From Twin Diamonds, an Hourglass, or other applicable formations.

Outside 6 Circulate as Very Center 2 Trade.

Ends in the same formation as the starting formation, unless two dancers meet on the same spot.

From Twin Diamonds:

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From an Hourglass:

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From a 1/4 Tag setup:

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From an "H":

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From Point-to-Point Diamonds:

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Notes:

• The Outside 6 Circulate within their distorted 6-dancer formation. To Circulate, move forward to the next position within the Outside 6, turning if necessary (not at all, 1/4, or 1/2) to take the original facing direction of the dancer that occupied the spot to which you are moving. If you are facing a dancer on the Circulate path, pass right shoulders and take that dancer's original opposite facing direction.
• Acey Deucey means "Ends Circulate as Centers Trade". 6 By 2 Acey Deucey means that 6 (outside) dancers Circulate as 2 (center) dancers Trade. The first number (6) indicates the number of dancers in the Circulate path; the second number (2) indicates the number of dancers doing a Trade. Hence, a normal Acey Deucey is a 4 By 4 Acey Deucey.
• Common variations:
• 6 By 2 Acey Deucey, Very Centers go 1 & 1/2
• 6 By 2 Acey Deucey, Circulators go Twice
• On Acey Deucey, the Outside 4 Circulate as the Center 4 Trade.
• From Twin Diamonds, a caller could say either Acey Deucey or 6 By 2 Acey Deucey. Both are legal, but different, calls.
• On 6 By 2 Acey Deucey, the Outside 6 Circulate as the Very Center 2 Trade.

4 By 2 Acey Deucey:

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Acey Deucey [Plus] (Larry Dee 1963): From applicable formations. Outside 4 Circulate as Center 4 Trade.

3 By 2 Acey Deucey [C1]: From applicable formations. Outside Triangles Circulate (a Triangle is a 3-dancer formation) as the Very Center 2 Trade.

CONTRAST THE FOLLOWING:

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