Definitions of Square Dance Calls and Concepts
Magic Line | Wave Concept [C4]

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Magic Line | Wave Concept -- [C4]
(Dave Hodson 1979)
 C4:

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From Parallel Lines | Waves.

A Magic Line | Wave is a Distorted Line | Wave in which the Ends of one Line work with the Centers of the other Line.

Magic Line | Wave:

 Work with these dancers... thinking you are here... or here.

Hint: When the caller says Magic Line | Wave, diagonally reach forward or backward to join hands with your partner in the Magic Line | Wave. This helps to identify who is working with whom.

 beforeMagic WaveSwitch The Wave after

 beforeMagic LineHere Comes The Judge after

 beforeMagic WaveIn Roll Circulate after

Note: On calls such as Magic Line In Roll Circulate, Out Roll Circulate, Here Comes The Judge, Sock It To Me, those doing the Circulate should identify themselves by making a noise (say 'here' or 'me') and raising their hand. Those doing the Circulate do a normal Circulate since they are moving from an End position to another End position; the Others Flip one position within their Magic Line toward the End doing the Circulate.

 beforeMagic WaveSwitch To A Diamond after

 beforeMagic WaveSwitch To A Diamond after

Note that you now have a Magic Diamond with the dancers who were in your Magic Wave.

Sample Traffic Patterns:

• Magic Wave In Roll Circulate:
From Parallel Waves. In-Facing Ends & Out-Facing Centers Circulate as the Others Split Circulate twice. Ends in Parallel Waves. This traffic pattern works from Waves only.
• Magic Line Wheel & Spread:
From Parallel Inverted Lines. Those Facing Pass Thru; all Wheel & Spread; dancers not within their original Magic Line do a Pass Thru in order to end on a spot from their original Magic Line. Ends in Parallel Inverted Lines.
• Magic Wave Spin Chain Thru:
From Parallel Waves. Magic Arm Turn 1/2 (danced as Split Circulate Twice); Centers Cast Off 3/4; Very Centers Trade; Centers Cast Off 3/4. Ends in Parallel Waves.

Note: on 8-dancer calls (e.g., In Roll Circulate, Spin Chain Thru), the call is done normally except when you are required to move from an End to a Center or vice-versa.

Magic Lines Of 3:

 Work with these dancers... thinking you are here... or here.