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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.

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.

Ends in a Thar.

This is the starting formation
for each of the following:

after
Arm Turn 1/2

after
1/4 Top

after
1/2 Top

after
3/4 Top

Notes:

  • 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].

    • On All Eight Spin The Top, everybody does an Arm Turn 1/2 then moves up to meet the 4-th dancer.
    • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Additional starting formations for 1/4 Top | 1/2 Top | 3/4 Top

L-H Thar

Facing Circle

Funny Diamonds

CONTRAST THE FOLLOWING:

This is the starting formation
for each of the following:

after
1/4 Top

after
1/4 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.

CALLERLAB definition for Fractional Tops

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

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