Definitions of Square Dance Calls and Concepts

From applicable formations.

1. Do the anything call (which must end in an applicable 2 x 2);
2. Trailers diagonal Pull By using outside hands.

 beforeTouch 1/4 & Cross afterTouch 1/4 afterTrailers diagonal Left Pull By (done)
 beforeCast Off 3/4 & Cross afterCast Off 3/4 afterTrailers diagonal Right Pull By (done)
 beforeCirculate & Cross afterCirculate afterTrailers diagonal Left Pull By (done)
From a T-Bone:
(used only at C1 and above)

 beforeScoot Back & Cross afterScoot Back after& Cross (done)

Notes:
• The anything call must end in an applicable 2 x 2 (e.g., a Mini-Wave Box). Each Trailer must then be able to diagonally pull by with an opposite dancer within the 2 x 2.
• Although the anything call can involve more than 4 dancers, the & Cross part of the call is done within a box of 4. If the ending formation after the anything call is a 2 x 4, then each 2 x 2 does the & Cross (i.e., work Split).
• Use the outside hand (of the 2 x 2) for the Pull By. From a Right-Hand Box use the left hand, and vice-versa.
• From a Static Set, on a call such as Heads Touch 1/4 & Cross, only the Heads are active, and only the Head Boy 'Crosses'. The Sides do not move.

anyone Cross [A1]: (added to A1 in 2008)

From Facing Couples, some callers give commands such as Boys Cross, Girls Cross, Beau Cross, or Belle Cross.

This terminology can be misleading since 'Cross' is often used as a concept in Challenge-level dancing. It is a term used to modify other calls - for example: Cross Run, Cross Fold.

So what does anyone Cross mean? We believe there are two interpretations:

1. Designated dancers do their part of an anything & Cross (i.e., Pull By with outside hands).
2. Designated dancers do their part of Crossover Circulate (i.e., from Facing Couples, this is a diagonal Pass Thru).
Although both of the above interpretations give the same ending position, the traffic pattern is different.

CONTRAST THE FOLLOWING:

 This is the starting formationfor each of the following: afterCenters Touch 1/4 & Cross(Centers do the Pull By) afterCenters Start Touch 1/4 & Cross(Each side does the Pull By)

Nicely [C4] (Betty Fricker 1975): From a Wave or applicable Line of 4. Hinge & Cross. Ends in Back-to-Back Couples.

Curli-Cross [C4] (Lee Kopman 1968): From Facing Couples or a R-H Wave. Curlique (Touch; Boy does his part Right Arm Turn 1/4 as Girl Left-face 3/4 Turn to end in the Boy's original starting position); Trailers diagonal L-H (outside hand) pull by. Ends in Back-to-Back Couples. This is a 2-part call. Curli-Cross, which was once on the A1 list, was the inspiration for anything & Cross.

Triple Cross [A1] (Lee Kopman and Deuce Williams 1973): From a 1/4 Box, Mini-Wave Columns, or other applicable formations. The six who can diagonal Pull By using outside hands. A 1/4 Box ends in Mini-Wave Columns; Mini-Wave Columns end in a 3/4 Box.

Cross Back [C2]: From a Mini-Wave Box or applicable T-Bone 2 x 2. Leaders U-Turn Back as Trailers Diagonal Pull By using outside hands. A Mini-Wave Box ends in an opposite-handed Mini-Wave Box.

Split & Cross [C4]: From an applicable 2 x 2. Box Circulate & Cross. Ends in a 2 x 2.