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 Ah So  -  C1

Definition:

From a Wave.

Ends hold onto adjacent dancers and do a Cross Fold.

Ends in a Mini-Wave Box.

Lee Kopman 1976

Ah So

 ID: 23 (handle=126) view

 Ah So Walk

Definition:

From a Squared Set.

Heads Pass The Ocean, Ah So, Walk & Dodge, Step Forward, then California Twirl
Sides Face, Backup 3 steps, turn 1/4 in, move forward, Dosado, then Star Thru

Repeat so that original Heads do the Sides' part and vice versa.

Ends in a Squared Set.

Each iteration takes 16 beats.

1976

 ID: 111 view

 All 4 Couples Suzy Q

Definition:

From a Squared Set.

Pass corner right shoulders, Right Turn Thru with opposite;
Pass corner left shoulders, Left Turn Thru with partner;
Pass corner right shoulders, Right Turn Thru with opposite;
Pass corner left shoulders, left to partner for a Courtesy Turn.

Ends in a Squared Set.

From a normal squared set, when passing the corner,
Men always pass on the outside, Ladies on the inside.

The Courtesy Turn may be replaced with another call
such as Roll Promenade or Do Paso.

Also known as All Eight Suzy-Q.

 ID: 1 view

 All 8 Rollaway With A Half Sashay

Definition:

From A Mini-Wave.

Ends in an opposite-handed Mini-Wave.

 ID: 2307 view

 All Eight Chain

Definition:

From a Circle or Squared Set.

Face your Corner; Right Pull By; (Left to the next for a) Courtesy Turn.

Ends in a Squared Set.

Also known as Chain All Eight.

Similar to the C2 call Grand Chain Eight.

Cleo Harden 1955

 ID: 53 view

 Allemande O

Definition:

Allemande O basically means just a Right Pull By.

It's part of a cute saying "Allemande left, Allemande O, Right and Left a Dopaso", in which case dancers do an Allemande Left, then a Right Pull By, then a Dopaso.

 ID: 7642 view

 Allemande Whee

Definition:

From Right and Left Grand formation.

Go forward two (right pull by, left turn thru);
turn back three (right pull by, left pull by, right turn thru);
then do as directed.

Phil Monroe

 ID: 79 view

 Barge Thru  -  C4

Definition:

From Facing Lines (or R-H Tidal Wave).

Ends in an Eight Chain Thru Formation.

Manny Amor

Barge Thru

 ID: 3 (handle=155) view

 Boomerang  -  C3B

Definition:

From Tandem Couples.

Ends in Facing Couples.

Vince Spillane 1969

Boomerang

 ID: 25 (handle=170) view

 Break And Trail

Definition:

From a moving Circle.

Release hands and Promenade Single File in same direction.

 ID: 96 view

 Catch All Eight

Definition:

From Facing Dancers or a Right-Hand Mini-Wave.

Right Arm Turn 1/2;
U-Turn Back while clapping hands;
Left Arm Turn full around (or as directed).

 ID: 32 view

 Chase And Hinge

Definition:

From Back-to-Back Couples.

Belles U-Turn Back; Box Circulate 1 & 1/2; Centers Hinge.

Ends in a R-H Two-Faced Line.

Equivalent to Chase The Tag Right.

 ID: 204 view

 Circle To A Two-Faced Line  -  C4

Definition:

From Facing Couples.

1. Circle Left 1/2;
2. Veer Left.

Ends in a Right-Hand Two-Faced Line.

An optional fraction can be given, for example, Circle 1/4 (or 3/4) To A Two-Faced Line, in which case you Circle Left the given fraction, then Veer Left.

1970

Circle (fract) To A Two-Faced Line

 ID: 52 (handle=237) view

 Clover Flow  -  C4

Definition:

1. Outsides Cloverleaf as Centers Pass Thru;
2. Out-facers Cloverleaf as Others Pass Thru.

Ends in an Eight Chain Thru Formation.

Same as Clover And Pass Thru; Clover And Pass Thru.

Bill Davis 1973

Cloverflo

 ID: 35 (handle=250) view

 Connect Four

Definition:

From Mini-Wave Columns.

#2 dancers Veer out and ahead (Press Out) to connect with #1 dancers and Wheel & Deal; #3 & #4 dancers Column Circulate then Walk & Dodge.

Ends in an Eight Chain Thru formation.

Similar to the C4-call, Walk The Plank.

Phil Kozlowski 1986

 ID: 4995 view

 Criss Cross Thru

Definition:

From Facing Couples.

Designated Couple (or Centers, if starting from an Eight Chain Thru) as one movement, Half Sashay and Split the Non-Designated Couple.

Ends in Back-to-Back Couples.

 ID: 103 view

Definition:

From a Squared Set.

Designated couples separate, go around the outside, pass opposite and face the back of a non-designated dancer.

Ends in Starting Double Pass Thru formation.

 ID: 93 view

 Curl The Line

Definition:

From a Line.

Centers Trade as Ends Cross Fold.

A Two-Faced Line or Wave ends in a "Z"; a One-Faced Line or Invert Line ends in Facing Couples.

According to Jay King's Handbook of Modern Square Dancing, it was Curl The Line that introduced the "Z" formation.

Known as Curl Thru at C4.

 ID: 58 view

 Curl To A Wave

Definition:

From Facing Couples.

Curlique; Single Hinge.

Ends in a R-H Wave

John Shallow 1972

 ID: 5589 view

 Curli-Cross  -  C4

Definition:

From Facing Couples.

1. Curlique;
2. Trailers diagonally left pull by.

Ends in Back-to-Back Couples.

Curli-Cross was the basis for the A1 call anything And Cross.

Lee Kopman 1968

Curli-Cross

 ID: 34 (handle=371) view

 Curlique  -  C4

Definition:

From (opposite sex) Facing Dancers.

Place right hands forward, Men palm out,
Ladies palm in, join hands to make an arch;
exchange places, Men turn 1/4 to the right,
as Ladies turn 3/4 to the left under the arch.

Ends in a right-hand mini-wave.

Ending position is equivalent to Touch 1/4.

Clarence Watson 1963

Curlique

 ID: 7 (handle=375) view

 Daisy Chain

Definition:

From a Right And Left Grand Formation.

Right Pull By; Left Turn Thru; Right Turn Thru;
Left Pull By; Right Turn Thru; Left Turn Thru;
Right Pull By; Left Turn Thru; Right Turn Thru;
Left Pull By; Right Turn Thru; Left Turn Thru.

Ends in a Right And Left Grand Formation.

Daisy Chain is a Right And Left Grand but interrupted such that
dancers go forward two, back one, forward two, back one, etc.

Paul Little 1952

Daisy Chain

 ID: 36 (handle=386) view

 Dixie Chain  -  C4

Definition:

From Single Double Pass Thru formation
(or from Facing Couples, in which case the Belle goes in front).

1. Centers right pull by;
2. all left pull by;
3. Centers right pull by.

Ends in a Single Completed Double Pass Thru formation.

From Single Double Pass Thru formation,
Dixie Chain is equivalent to Double Pass Thru.

Bill Owen 1952

Dixie Chain

 ID: 27 (handle=418) view

 Dixie Daisy  -  C4

Definition:

From Single Double Pass Thru formation
(or from Facing Couples, in which case the Belle goes in front).

1. Centers right pull by;
2. all left turn thru;
3. Centers right pull by.

Ends in a Single Completed Double Pass Thru formation.

Similar to Dixie Chain but on part 2, everyone does a Left Turn Thru instead of Left Pull By.

From Single Double Pass Thru formation,
Dixie Daisy is equivalent to U-Turn Back.

Bill Shymkus 1958

Dixie Daisy

 ID: 59 (handle=419) view

 Dixie Derby  -  C4

Definition:

From Single Double Pass Thru formation
(or from Facing Couples, in which case the Belle goes in front).

1. Dixie Style to a Wave;

Ends in a Right-Hand Two-Faced Line.

Traffic pattern: The 'Ends Run' has the Ends making a loop on the outside as the Centers Trade & Spread on the inside.

Dixie Derby is used at C4. It is a 2-part call.

Dixie Derby

 ID: 64 (handle=420) view

 Dixie Twirl

Definition:

From a One-Faced Line of 4.

As Couples California Twirl (Centers arch, couples trade with
each other by having the right-side couple go under the arch).

Ends in an opposite-facing One-Faced Line of 4.

Out-Facing Lines (the standard starting formation) become Facing Lines.

Roy Watkins 1959

 ID: 28 view

 Dixie Wheel

Definition:

From Single Double Pass Thru formation
(or from Facing Couples, in which case the Belle goes in front).

Centers Right Pull By;
all Left Pull By;
Centers Right Arm Turn full around then Step Thru.

Ends in a Completed Double Pass Thru.

Similar to Dixie Chain except that the trailers (Beaus) do a full 360° turn instead of a final right pull by.

Ralph Kinnane 1960

 ID: 81 view

 Double The Gnat

Definition:

From (opposite sex) Facing Dancers.

Box The Gnat Twice.

Ends in Facing Dancers.

A zero.

"Meet your girl and Double the Gnat. You box it over and box it back."

 ID: 47 view

 Ends Turn In

Definition:

From a Line of 4.

Centers make an arch as Ends Fold; Dive Thru.

Ends in a 2x2 or "Z".

Back-to-Back Lines (the standard starting formation) ends in a Starting Double Pass Thru formation.

Often called as "Centers Arch, Ends Turn In".

Ed Gilmore 1952

 ID: 50 view

 Everybody Chain

Definition:

From a squared set.

Original Head Man face right, Original Side Man face left and Men diagonal pull by as Four Ladies R-H Star 1/2; Men courtesy turn Lady.

Repeat for a total of 4 times.

Everybody ends at starting position.

Original Head Men progress 4 spots to their right (counter clockwise), as Original Side Men progress 4 spots to their left (clockwise).

Bob Gray 1964

 ID: 5128 view

 Ferris Recycle

Definition:

From Parallel Waves.

Start a Recycle, but finish like a Ferris Wheel.

Ends in Starting Double Pass Thru formation.

Same as Stretch Recycle.

 ID: 37 view

 Ferris Trade And Wheel  -  C4

Definition:

From Parallel Two-Faced Lines.

Leaders Wheel & Deal as Trailers 1/2 Circulate, Very Centers Trade, then Wheel & Deal.

Ends in Starting Double Pass Thru.

Ron Schneider 1975

 ID: 1633 (handle=485) view

 Flare The Star  -  C4

Definition:

From Facing Couples.

Right-hand star, original Beaus 1/2 way across
and flip away (a left 3/4 turn) as original Belles star one full turn;
original Beaus Courtesy Turn the original Belles

Ends in Facing Couples.

The ending position is equivalent to Flutter Wheel.

Ted Frye 1971

Flare The Star

 ID: 46 (handle=496) view

 Flutter The Line

Definition:

From a Right-Hand Two-Faced Line.

Ends in Facing Couples.

Flutter The Line is to Flutter Wheel
as Chain Down The Line is to Ladies Chain.

Chuck Bryant 1972

Flutter The Line

 ID: 54 (handle=2066) view

 Fold The Line

Definition:

Same as Ends Fold.

 ID: 60 view

 Frontier Whirl

Definition:

Same as California Twirl.

Also known as Frontier Twirl.

Bruce Johnson 1957

 ID: 29 view

 Grand Circle

Definition:

From a squared set.

2. Single Circle (left) to a Wave;
3. Men Run;
4. All Circle Left 1/4.

Repeat three more times to end at home.

Jack Berg

 ID: 7608 view

Definition:

From a normal Squared Set.

Heads move in and right arm turn 1/2 with opposite;
Side Lady veer right to become a partner with the Head Men as

Ends in a Squared Set.

Repeat the above movement for a total of 4 times
(twice for Heads to the center, then twice for Sides to the center).

Grand Parade is a zero - everyone ends where they started.

Mort Simpson 1974

 ID: 5 (handle=542) view

 Grand Prowl

Definition:

(verbatim from Jay King's The Handbook of Modern Square Dancing)

Heads Part: Walk forward four steps and face the side position. Walk to the side position in two steps then California Twirl and turn back on partner. Walk away from each other four steps and face the head position. Walk forward to the head position and Star Thru with the girl coming at you.

Sides Part: From a starting position back to back with partners. Walk away from each other four steps and turn to face the head position. Walk to the head position and Star Thru with the girl coming at you. Walk four steps into the middle and face the side position. Walk out to the side position in two steps to California Twirl and turn back on partner.

All go through the sequence twice to return everyone to home position.

Frank Lane 1959

 ID: 1635 view

 Grand Q

Definition:

From Squared Set.

Face partner;
Dosado; Curlique; Girls Left Star 3/4 as
Boys Wrong Way Promenade 1/4 to face Partner;
Dosado; Curlique; Boys Left Star 3/4 as
Girls Wrong Way Promenade 1/4 to face Partner.

Repeat the above and end at home.

Ross Crispino 1976

 ID: 38 view

 Grand Right 8

Definition:

Same as Right & Left Grand.

 ID: 75 view

 Grand Sashay

Definition:

From a Right And Left Grand Formation (e.g., after Allemande Left).

Seesaw, left pull by;
Seesaw, left pull by.

Ends in a Right And Left Grand Formation.

Same as Right And Left Grand except that a
is inserted before each pull by.

The Burleson's definition says to bow before each pull by.

Rickey Holden 1949

 ID: 8 view

 Grand Slide

Definition:

Same as Grand Square except that dancers do not
change their facing direction during the call.

A Stable Grand Square.

Chip Hendrickson 1967

 ID: 39 view

 Grand Spin

Definition:

From a normal Squared Set.

Move forward and Slide Thru; Spin The Top; blending
into a Star Thru; walk forward and California Twirl.

Sides:
Face partner; back up 3 steps as in Grand Square;
Face in, walk forward, and dosado (to face); then
Star Thru.

Repeat the above movement with new Heads and Sides.

Ends in a Squared Set.

Ross Crispino 1967

 ID: 6 view

 Grand Sweep

Definition:

From a normal Squared Set.

Flutter Wheel, Sweep 1/4; Pass Thru; Step forward & Partner Trade.

Sides:
Face partner; back up 3 steps as in Grand Square;
Face in, walk forward, and dosado (to face); then
Star Thru.

Repeat the above movement with new Heads and Sides.

Ends in a Squared Set.

At completion of Grand Sweep, all dancers are halfway across the set.

Bill Martin 1971

Grand Sweep

 ID: 40 (handle=2092) view

 Grand Track

Definition:

From a Squared Set.

Heads Pass Thru & step forward;
Sides Pair Off (to end behind Heads);
Track 2; 1/2 Circulate, blending into a Star Thru.

Ends in a Squared Set.

This movement is done 4 times (Heads start, Sides start, Heads start, Sides start).

 ID: 26 view

 Grand Weave

Definition:

From a Squared Set.

All Pass Thru;
Girls (right-face) U-Turn Back as Boys Pass Thru (using a right-hand star);
All Pass Thru;
Boys (right-face) U-Turn Back as Girls Pass Thru (using a right-hand star);
All Star Thru;

Repeat the above movement for a total of 4 times.

After each 1/4, Girls are at their original home position as Boys have moved one position clockwise.

 ID: 31 view

 Hinge And Flutter

Definition:

From a Right-Hand Wave.

Single Hinge, Leaders U-Turn Back, Reverse Flutter Wheel.

Ends in Facing Couples.

Hinge And Flutter

 ID: 84 (handle=2065) view

Definition:

From Parallel Two-Faced Lines or Back-to-Back Lines.

Couples Hinge; Center Couples Trade; all As Couples Face In.

Ends in a Double Pass Thru Formation.

Also known as Couples Hinge And Trade.

From a Non-T-Bone 2x2. Hinge; Centers Trade; all Roll.

 ID: 33 (handle=566) view

 Ice Cold

Definition:

Men pull ladies in front (like Ladies Run Left), all go to corner for Left Thru; back to partner for right arm turn full around; go to right-hand lady for Left Turn Thru.

Ends facing partner in a Wrong Way Grand Formation.

 ID: 217 view

 Inside Arch, Outside Under

Definition:

From an Eight Chain Thru formation.

Centers make an arch and walk forward
as Ends move under and through the arch.

Ends in a Trade By formation.

Also known as Arch And Under, in which a designated couple arches inside hands as other couple moves under and through the arch.

A precursor to Dive Thru, which is an Inside Arch Outside Under followed by New Outsides California Twirl.

 ID: 88 view

 Inside Out, Outside In

Definition:

Centers backup as Ends walk forward (a 1/2 turn).

Same as a Wheel Around (when starting from Promenade)
or a Reverse Wheel Around (when starting from Wrong Way Promenade).

 ID: 41 view

 Ladies Center Back To The Bar

Definition:

From a normal Squared Set.

into the center, Ladies turning 180 degrees to

Raising joined hands, Lady twirls under the arch

Ends in a Squared Set.

Men do a Forward And Back, while raising their right-hand,
as the Lady does a left-face twirl half on the way in,
then a left-face twirl half on the way out.

 ID: 2 view

 Lines Divide

Definition:

From a Line of 4.

Turn 1/4 in place to face away from the center of the Line.

Ends in a Single Completed Double Pass Thru formation.

Same as Divide The Line.

Bill Hansen 1958

 ID: 87 view

 Lines Pair In | Out

Definition:

From a Line of 4.

Centers U-Turn Back (turning toward each other) as Ends Fold.

Ends in a 2x2 or "Z".

Lines Pair In starts from Back-to-Back Lines, and ends in a Starting Double Pass Thru formation.
Lines Pair Out starts from Facing Lines, and ends in a Completed Double Pass Thru Formation.

Same as Pair The Line.

George Elliott 1958

 ID: 86 view

Definition:

From a Two-Faced Line, Inverted Line, or Wave.

Those facing the same direction Trade with each other.

Ends in an opposite-handed setup.

As with all Trades, pass right-shoulders.

Holman Hudspeth 1965

 ID: 89 view

 Loop The Loop

Definition:

From a Line of 4 with centers facing the same direction.

Centers Arch; Ends Run, step thru & Zoom as Centers California Twirl.

A half-sashayed one-faced line ends in Tandem Couples.

Centers retain hands with each other throughout the call.

Vern Callahan 1965

 ID: 83 view

 Make Me A Column

Definition:

From Parallel Two-Faced Lines.

Trailers:
Centers Walk as Ends Dodge; then both step forward

Centers Circulate as Ends Cross Fold (Cross Fire)

Ends in Columns.

Similar to the C3B call Gee Whiz.

Make Me A Column

 ID: 61 (handle=668) view

 On To The Next

Definition:

From a Promenade position with Couples facing opposite directions,
from Back-to-Back Lines, or from other applicable formations.

As Couples, move forward to face the next couple.

From Back-to-Back Lines, On To The Next is the same as Bend The Line.

Ends in Facing Lines.

Also known as Move Along (Make Lines).

 ID: 44 view

 Pair Off  -  A1

Definition:

From a Squared Set or other applicable formation.

Designated Dancers step forward as necessary (to meet) then turn 1/4 in place away from the center of the set.

From a Squared Set, on the call Heads Pair Off, Heads step into the middle then turn 1/4 to face their corners.

Ed Gaut 1959

Pair Off

 ID: 110 (handle=721) view

 Rainbow Stroll

Definition:

From a Squared Set.

1. Join hands with partner, take 3 steps toward the center, on beat 4 do a U-Turn Back by turning away from partner;
2. join hands with new partner (original corner), take 3 steps away from the center, while starting to raise joined hands, on beat 4 do a California Twirl;
Everyone is now with their corner, in a squared set (rotated by 45°).

Repeat 1 and 2, for a total of 4 times, to end with original partner, halfway across the set.

Rainbow Stroll is like Grand Square: dancers need to dance to the beat and not rush it.

George Waudby 1961

 ID: 55 view

 Recall

Definition:

From a 1/4 Tag.

Centers do a "long" Recycle (to end on the outside),
as Outsides move in, Step to a Wave, and Recycle.

Ends in a Starting Double Pass Thru formation.

 ID: 95 view

 Red Hot

Definition:

Ladies cross to the left in front of partner and go to the man behind.
All right arm turn half;
go to the corner spot (original partner) for a left arm turn full around;
go to the new corner spot (original corner) for a right arm turn half;
and back home to partner to take the next call.

"Promenade with the girl you've got, pull the girls to the middle and you go Red Hot
(Right hand lady with a right hand around, partners all with a left hand around,
full turn to the left hand lady with a right hand around,
back to partner with a left hand around and roll promenade around the town)."

Red Hot doesn't have to be called from a Promenade. For example,

• From a thar formation (men in center) with partner you can "Shoot that Star and go Red Hot".
• From a circle of eight you can "Whirl 'em Away and go Red Hot".
• From a squared set, you can have the "Men Star Left, Pass your Girl and go Red Hot".

Definition is somewhat verbatim from
"The Handbook Of Modern Square Dancing",
compiled and arrranged by Jay King.

The sister call is named Ice Cold:
Men pull ladies in front (like Ladies Run Left), all go to corner for Left Thru;
back to partner for right arm turn full around;
go to right-hand lady for Left Turn Thru.
Ends facing partner in a Wrong Way Grand Formation.

 ID: 20 view

 Release Recycle  -  C3A

Definition:

From a 1/4 Tag.

End of Center Wave Step Forward as unapproached Outside Dancer Veer Out to hook onto Very Centers; (Outsides work with Phantoms:) all Recycle.

Ends in a Starting Double Pass Thru formation.

Dick Kenyon 1980

Release (anything)

 ID: 102 (handle=811) view

 Release The Column

Definition:

From Mini-Wave Columns.

#2 and #4 veer out to hook onto lead dancers (Press Out);
all Ferris Wheel.

Ends in a Starting Double Pass Thru Formation.

Release The Column was the basis for the C3A call Release anything.

Release The Column

 ID: 11 (handle=812) view

 Resashay

Definition:

From a (Half-Sashayed) Couple.

Do the mirror image of a Half Sashay. That is, dancers exchange places by having the right-side dancer (usually a Boy) sidestep to the left behind the left-side dancer, who sidesteps to the right.

Ends in a (normal) Couple.

Usually called soon after a Half Sashay.

 ID: 112 view

 Reverse The Pass  -  C3B

Definition:

Carl Rund 1972

Reverse The Pass (fract)

 ID: 7640 (handle=856) view

 Right Hand High, Left Hand Low

Definition:

From a One-Faced Line of 3.

Center dancer and right-side dancer make an arch; Center dancer leads left-side dancer under the arch to the right-side, while leading right-side to the left-side.

Ends in a Wave of 3.

From a Line of 4, the Center Couple acts as one person.

Retain hands throughout the call.

Also known as Bow Knot and Tie The Knot.

 ID: 101 view

 Rip And Snort

Definition:

From a Circle (usually moving) (with hands joined).

The designated couple (couple #1, couple #2, tallest couple, sexiest couple, etc.) will lead through an arch formed by the couple across from them. After going through the arch, the lead couple will let go of inside hands and separate while everyone else retains hold of hands. The lead couple pulls all the others with them through the arch and the arching couple turns under their own arms without letting go. All join hands again in the original circle.

Rip And Snort can also be called from a circle of four to end in a line of four. The actives will move out to becomes ends of these lines. For example, see Wild Over You, Mac Gregor 8745

Parts of this definition were taken (almost verbatim) from "The Handbook of Modern Square Dancing" by Jay King, and from "Burlesons".

 ID: 56 view

 Round Off  -  C4

Definition:

From Parallel Lines (usually Back-to-Back Lines).

Face Out; In Tandem U-Turn Back (toward the center of the set).

Ends in a Double Pass Thru formation.

Note: The Tandem U-Turn Back is done using a wide loop as in Cloverleaf.

This call was on the C1 list many years ago.

Manny Amor 1966

Round Off

 ID: 51 (handle=889) view

Definition:

Similar to Walk Around The Corner except that dancers use a
sidestepping movement without changing their facing direction.

 ID: 42 view

 Sashay Thru  -  C4

Definition:

From Facing Couples (or a Right-Hand Wave).

3/4 Dosado; Centers slide nose-to-nose past each other (Slither).

Ends in a Left-Hand Two-Faced Line.

From Facing Couples, Sashay Thru is equivalent to Veer Right.

If starting from a R-H Wave, finish the 3/4 DoSaDo (to end in a L-H Wave), then Slither.

Del Coolman 1969

Sashay Thru

 ID: 9 (handle=897) view

 Shuffle The Deck  -  C4

Definition:

From a One-Faced Line.

Couple on the right slides in front,
as couple of the left slides behind.

Ends in Tandem Couples.

Alternative definition: As Couples 1/2 of a Half Sashay.

Ed Gaut 1958

Shuffle The Deck

 ID: 92 (handle=946) view

 Slide Away

Definition:

From Parallel Waves, Two-Faced Lines or other applicable formations.

Centers Slither as Ends Circulate.

Parallel Lines end in Parallel Lines.

Bill Davis 1971

 ID: 91 view

 Snapperoo

Definition:

Same as Star Thru.

 ID: 16 view

 Spin Tag The Deucey (direction)  -  C4

Definition:

From Parallel Waves or Eight Chain Thru.

1. Arm Turn 1/2;
2. Centers Arm Turn 3/4 as Spread Apart (as if to temporarily become Very Ends and Very Centers of a Tidal formation);
3. Ends Face In and Pass Thru (Partner Tag) with each other (going through the Centers) as the Very Centers Trade;
4. Center 4 slide back together and Cast Off 3/4 as Ends 1/4 Right (or the given direction) and Circulate.

Ends in Parallel Lines. From Parallel R-H Waves, Spin Tag The Deucey (Right) ends in Parallel R-H Waves.

Chuck Besson 1973

Spin Tag The Deucey (dir)

 ID: 5798 (handle=1017) view

 Spin The Wheel  -  C4

Definition:

Note: two different definitions

1. From Parallel Two-Faced Lines, Facing Lines, or Back-to-Back Lines.
Couples Hinge; Triple Trade; Couples Hinge.
Ends in Parallel Two-Faced Lines.
2. From Facing Lines.
Centers Right & Left as Ends Pass Thru, move along (Ends Bend) & Star Thru.
Ends in Starting Double Pass Thru or Trade By formation.

The first definition (Couples Hinge, Triple Trade, Couples Hinge) is in use today at C4.

Spin A Wheel

 ID: 82 (handle=1007) view

 Split Square Thru  -  A1

Definition:

From an applicable T-Bone 2 x 2, or other applicable formations.

Those who can Right Pull By and turn 1/4 to face the inactives (1/4 In); all Finish a Square Thru n (i.e., Left Square Thru n - 1).

Ends in Back-to-Back Couples.

Clarence Watson 1968

Split Square Thru (n)

 ID: 5799 (handle=1047) view

Definition:

From a Squared Set.

Designated Couples move into the middle, turn 1/4 to face out (face their corner), then Split the Outside Couple.

Same as Designated dancers Pair Off, then Split the Outsides.

 ID: 104 view

Definition:

From a Thar or a Promenade.

While still holding hands, Ends and adjacent Centers slide away from each other, to arm's length.

 ID: 85 view

 Square The Barge  -  C4

Definition:

From Facing Lines.

1. Square Thru 4;

Ends in an Eight Chain Thru.

Square The Barge 3/4 is a Square Thru 3/4 and Trade By.

Deuce Williams 1968

Square The Barge

 ID: 45 (handle=1061) view

 Star The Route

Definition:

From a Squared Set.

Heads Star Right 3/4 (to face original couple on their right);
All Star Left one full turn;
Heads Star Right 1/2 (to face original couple on their left);
All Star Left one full turn;
Heads Star Right 3/4 to end at home position.

Ends in a Squared Set.

The "Star Left one full turn" stars are mixed sex stars
(i.e., two boys together and two girls together).

Star The Route

 ID: 30 (handle=2075) view

 Star The Square

Definition:

From Facing Couples.

Right-hand star 1/2 way to end in facing couples
(equivalent to circle left 1/2);
1/2 Square Thru.

Ends in Back-to-Back Couples.

Equivalent to Square Thru.

Ted Wegener 1969

 ID: 48 view

 Star Track

Definition:

From a Static Square.

Heads Star Thru, all Double Pass Thru, Leaders Trade, all Pass Thru, Ends Face as Centers slide away from the center, all Star Thru.
Ends in a Squared Set.

Repeat for a total of 4 times, alternate starting with the heads, then the sides, then the heads, then the sides.

Leaders should make a wide arc, so that the Star Thru ends them in a Squared Set position and not in the center of the set.

The easy but imprecise definition: Heads Star Thru, all Double Pass Thru, start a Track Two, but when you meet your partner, all Star Thru.

 ID: 203 view

 Star Twirl

Definition:

From (opposite sex) Facing Dancers.

Star Thru; California Twirl.

Ends in a Couple.

Pete Peters pre 1964

Star Twirl

 ID: 12 (handle=1996) view

 Stroll And Cycle  -  C4

Definition:

From a 1/4 Line.

with outside dancer as unapproached outside dancer Press Out
(to become the end of the center line); As Couples Extend.

Ends in Parallel Two-Faced Lines.

Stroll & Cycle

 ID: 17 (handle=1098) view

 Substitute  -  C1

Definition:

From Tandem Couples.

Lead Couple make an arch and backover Trailing Couple
as Trailing Couple moves under and through the arch.

Ends in Tandem Couples.

From other formations (e.g., Eight Chain Thru, 1/4 Box),
Centers arch and move over Outsides who move into the middle.

Clarence Watson 1961

Substitute

 ID: 90 (handle=1102) view

 Suzy Q

Definition:

From Facing Couples.

Turn Thru;
1/4 In and Left Turn Thru;
1/4 In and Turn Thru;
1/4 In and Left Arm Turn to a Courtesy Turn.

Ends in Facing Couples.

Suzy Q is a zero - everyone ends where they started.

1/2 of a Suzy Q is a Turn And Q (Turn Thru; 1/4 In; Left Turn Thru).

Jim York 1949

 ID: 4 view

 Swat (Box) The Flea  -  C4

Definition:

From (opposite sex) Facing Dancers.

Join left hands (cupped grip); exchange places by
making an arch, Lady does a right face 1/2 turn under
the arch as the Man does a left face 1/2 turn.

Ends in Facing Dancers.

Swat The Flea is the mirror image of Box The Gnat.

Swat The Flea

 ID: 21 (handle=1109) view

 Swing Back  -  C4

Definition:

From a Wave.

1. Arm Turn 1/2;
2. Centers Arm Turn one full turn.

Ends in a Wave.

From Facing Couples, first step to a right-hand wave.

Swing Back

 ID: 49 (handle=1118) view

 Swing Star Thru

Definition:

From a Right-Hand Wave (Boys as Ends, Girls as Centers),
or from Normal Facing Couples.

Swing Thru, blending into a Star Thru (Swing Thru, rear back, then Star Thru).

Ends in Facing Couples.

Doug Rieck 1964

 ID: 57 view

Definition:

From Squared Set.

then (Heads) Courtesy Turn original partner as
Sides around the outside Veer Right (to the next Head position)
and (push) Cast Right 3/4.

Repeat for a total of 4 times.

32 beats

Nate Bliss 1972

 ID: 80 view

 Throw In The Clutch

Definition:

From a Thar or Wrong Way Thar.

Drop joined hands with adjacent dancer (but keep the center star intact);
Walk forward in a circle at least until you meet the same person again.

Also known as Throw The Clutch In Low.

Throw In The Clutch is typically used with directional calling.
The caller indicates how far to go and whom to meet for the next call.
E.g., second time you meet your partner (or corner)...

Fenton "Jonesy" Jones 1949

 ID: 10 view

Definition:

From Mini-Wave Columns.

#1 and #2 Track 2 (promenade single file 1/2 way around the other column);

Ends in Parallel Two-Faced Lines.

Track And anything:
1/2 Cross Invert The Column; do the anything call.

Track And (anything)

 ID: 13 (handle=1173) view

 Track To A Diamond

Definition:

From Columns.

First Two do a Track 2, as Last Two Circulate and Cast Off 3/4.

Ends in Twin Diamonds.

 ID: 4993 view

Definition:

From a Wave.

Ends in a Two-Faced Line.

Howard McCreery 1971

 ID: 202 view

 Trail Thru

Definition:

Same as Cross Trail Thru.

 ID: 62 view

 Triple Allemande

Definition:

From Circle or Squared Set.

Allemande Left;
Meet same corner, Left Arm Turn 1/2;
Allemande Left.

Same as Face Corner; All 8 Left Spin The Top Twice; then Allemande Left.

Vera Hollefleur 1945

 ID: 113 view

 Turn And Left Thru  -  C4

Definition:

From Facing Couples or a Right-Hand Wave.

1. Turn Thru;
2. Courtesy Turn.

Ends in Facing Couples.

Usually called from half-sashayed couples to end normal.

Turn And Left Thru was on the Plus list many years ago.

Turn & Left Thru

 ID: 14 (handle=1237) view

Definition:

From a half-sashayed couple, or from a circle (men work with

Raise joined hands (man's left, lady's right);
Walk forward to exchange places, turning 180 degrees,