Definitions of Square Dance Calls and Concepts

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1/4 (or 3/4) The Deucey -- [C3A]
(Cliff Rosser and Ed Foote 1973)
 C3A:

From Parallel Waves.

1/4 The Deucey: Arm Turn 1/4; Centers Cast Off 1/4 as the Lead End Circulate as the Trailing End 1/2 Circulate; Center Star turn 1/4; those who meet (Center Wave) Cast Off 1/4 as lonesome Center move up (Phantom Hourglass Circulate) to become the End of a Wave. Ends in Parallel Waves.

3/4 The Deucey: Same as 1/4 The Deucey except each of the four 1/4 turns is replaced with a 3/4 turn.

 before1/4 The Deucey afterArm Turn 1/4 afterCenters Arm Turn 1/4 as Lead End Circulate and Trailing End 1/2 Circulate afterCenter Star turns 1/4 afterCenter Wave Cast Off 1/4as lonesome Centerdancer moves up (done)

Notes:
• As with all Star movements, wait until all four dancers are in the Star before you turning it.
• Those who become a Lead End after the first Arm Turn 1/4 (or 3/4), must do a full Circulate and resist the temptation to Trade with the End of the Center Wave.

Variations:

• Star 1/4, Star 1/2, Star 3/4
• Don't Turn The Star

{i-j-k-l} 1/4 The Deucey [C4]: From Parallel Waves: 1/4 The Deucey replace the first 1/4 Turn with an i/4 Turn; replace the second 1/4 Turn with a j/4 Turn; replace the third 1/4 Turn (the Star) with a k/4 Turn; and replace the fourth 1/4 Turn with an l/4 Turn. Ends in Parallel Waves or Facing Twin Diamonds.

Spin Chain The Star [C4] (Charlie Tilley 1969): 2-3-2-3 1/4 The Deucey. If the caller says 'Turn the Star n/4', do a 2-3-n-3 1/4 The Deucey.

CALLERLAB definition for 1/4 (or 3/4) The Deucey

Choreography for 1/4 (or 3/4) The Deucey