Definitions of Square Dance Calls and Concepts
 
Definitions of Square Dance Calls and Concepts
 
 
From Twin Diamonds, an Hourglass, or other applicable formations. EN: 10

Outside 6 Circulate as Very Center 2 Trade. EN: 20

Ends in the same formation as the starting formation, unless two dancers meet on the same spot. EN: 25

From Twin Diamonds:

 
 
before
6 By 2 Acey Deucey
 after
From an Hourglass:

 
 
before
6 By 2 Acey Deucey
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From a 1/4 Tag setup:

 
 
before
6 By 2 Acey Deucey
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From an "H":

 
 
before
6 By 2 Acey Deucey
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From Point-to-Point Diamonds:

 
 
before
6 By 2 Acey Deucey
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Notes:
  • The Outside 6 Circulate within their distorted 6-dancer formation. To Circulate, move forward to the next position within the Outside 6, turning if necessary (not at all, 1/4, or 1/2) to take the original facing direction of the dancer that occupied the spot to which you are moving. If you are facing a dancer on the Circulate path, pass right shoulders and take that dancer's original opposite facing direction. EN: 30
  • Acey Deucey means "Ends Circulate as Centers Trade". 6 By 2 Acey Deucey means that 6 (outside) dancers Circulate as 2 (center) dancers Trade. The first number (6) indicates the number of dancers in the Circulate path; the second number (2) indicates the number of dancers doing a Trade. Hence, a normal Acey Deucey is a 4 By 4 Acey DeuceyEN: 40
  • Common variations: EN: 50
    • 6 By 2 Acey Deucey, Very Centers go 1 & 1/2
    • 6 By 2 Acey Deucey, Circulators go Twice
  • On Acey Deucey, the Outside 4 Circulate as the Center 4 Trade. EN: 60
    • From Twin Diamonds, a caller could say either Acey Deucey or 6 By 2 Acey Deucey. Both are legal, but different, calls. EN: 70
    • On 6 By 2 Acey Deucey, the Outside 6 Circulate as the Very Center 2 Trade. EN: 80

4 By 2 Acey Deucey:

 
 
before
4 By 2 Acey Deucey
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Acey Deucey [Plus] (Larry Dee 1963):
From applicable formations. Outside 4 Circulate as Center 4 Trade. EN: 19

3 By 2 Acey Deucey [C1]:
From applicable formations. Outside Triangles Circulate (a Triangle is a 3-dancer formation) as the Very Center 2 Trade. EN: 20

CONTRAST THE FOLLOWING:

This is the starting formation
for each of the following:

after
Acey Deucey

after
6 By 2 Acey Deucey

after
3 By 2 Acey Deucey

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