Definitions of Square Dance Calls and Concepts

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1/4 | 1/2 | 3/4 Top [A1]
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From a Thar, a Squared Set after everyone Face In, or from other applicable formations. EN: 10

Arm Turn 1/2; Move forward (Centers in a star, Outsides around the outside) in a Circular path to meet the n-th dancer, where n = 1 for 1/4 Top, n = 2 for 1/2 Top, or n = 3 for 3/4 Top. EN: 20

Ends in a Thar. EN: 30

 Dette er startformationfor hver af de følgende: efterArm Turn 1/2 efter1/4 Top efter1/2 Top efter3/4 Top

Noter:
• 1/4 Top, 1/2 Top, and 3/4 Top are known as fractional tops. They are based on the call All Eight Spin The Top [Plus]. EN: 40

• On All Eight Spin The Top, everybody does an Arm Turn 1/2 then moves up to meet the 4-th dancer. EN: 50
• On 1/4 | 1/2 | 3/4 Top, everybody does an Arm Turn 1/2 then moves up to meet the n-th dancer, where n = 1 for 1/4 Top, n = 2 for 1/2 Top, or n = 3 for 3/4 Top. EN: 60
• Do not rush these calls. In particular, these calls are often called in rapid succession (e.g., 3/4 Top, followed by a 1/4 Top, followed by a 1/2 Top, etc.). Do not get over-anxious and start another Arm Turn 1/2 until you actually hear the next call. EN: 70
• Verbally or mentally count the dancers as they go by. Count to 3 for 3/4 Top; 2 for 1/2 Top, and 1 for 1/4 Top. EN: 80
• The first part of these calls is to Arm Turn 1/2. Therefore, if the call is 1/4 Top, don't try to start by doing a 1/4 turn. EN: 90

Additional starting formations for EN: 100
1/4 Top | 1/2 Top | 3/4 Top
 L-H Thar
 Facing Circle
 Funny Diamonds

CONTRAST THE FOLLOWING
 Dette er startformationfor hver af de følgende: efter1/4 Top efter1/4 Thru

All Eight Spin The Top [Plus]:
From a Thar, a Squared Set after everyone Face In, or from other applicable formations. Arm Turn 1/2; Centers Star 3/4 as Outsides move up 1/4 of a Circle around the outside. Ends in a Thar. EN: 148

Choreography for 1/4 | 1/2 | 3/4 Top