Definitions of Square Dance Calls and Concepts
 
Definitions of Square Dance Calls and Concepts
 
 
From a generalized Couple or other applicable formation.

The Beau is the Left-side dancer and the Belle is the Right-side dancer.

In the following diagrams,

The identifiers Beau and Belle are occasionally used from setups in which you have no defined partner. In this case, you are a Beau if your right-hand is toward the Center of your 4-dancer formation, and conversely, you are a Belle if your left-hand is toward the Center of your 4-dancer formation.

Notes:

Handholds:

Beaus and Belles tend to be infrequently used by callers. Hence, below is a list of possible uses for Beaus and Belles at A1 and A2:

Choreographically, Beaus and Belles are primarily used with the following calls:

  • Run
  • Trade
  • U-Turn Back
Other applicable calls include:
  • Roll
  • 1/4 In
  • 1/4 Out
  • Fold
  • Zoom

Examples using Beaus and Belles:

From Out-Facing Lines:
Beaus Run
Beaus U-Turn Back
Beaus Trade

From In-Facing Lines:
Belles Crossover Circulate

From Double Pass Thru:
Belles only Zoom

From Facing Couples:
Beaus do your part Wheel Thru & Roll

From Completed Double Pass Thru:
Beaus only Checkmate The Column
Belles only Peel Off

From Completed Double Pass Thru:
Beaus Right Roll To A Wave as Belles Zig-Zag

From Facing Couples:
Beaus Walk, Belles Dodge

From Parallel Two-Faced Lines:
Ferris Wheel, Beaus Roll

Leader | Trailer [MSV]: From a generalized Tandem (a 1x2), a 2x2, or other applicable formation. The Leader is the out-facing dancer and the Trailer is the in-facing dancer.

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