Definitions of Square Dance Calls and Concepts

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All Eight Spin The Top [Plus]
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From a Thar, facing circle, or other applicable formation. EN: 10

1. All Arm Turn 1/2 (to end in a Thar); EN: 20
2. Centers Star 3/4 as Outsides move up 1/4 around the outside. EN: 30

Ends in a Thar. EN: 40

From a Facing Circle (
e.g., after Allemande Left EN: 50
):

 beforeAll 8 Spin The Top afterArm Turn 1/2 afterCenters Star 3/4 as Outsides move up 1/4 EN: 60 (done)
From a Thar:

 beforeAll 8 Spin The Top afterArm Turn 1/2 afterCenters Star 3/4 as Outsides move up 1/4 EN: 60 (done)

Notes:
• Start and end with the same person. That is, everyone ends next to the person with whom they originally did the Arm Turn 1/2. EN: 70

Spin The Top [Mainstream] (Holman Hudspeth 1964):
From a Wave or Facing Couples. Arm Turn 1/2; Centers Cast Off 3/4 as Ends move up 1/4 around the center of the 4-dancer formation. Ends in a Wave EN: 356

1/4 | 1/2 | 3/4 Top [A1]:
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. EN: 140