Definitions of Square Dance Calls and Concepts
{fraction} Cast & Relay [C3B]
 
 

From Parallel Waves or Eight Chain Thru.

  1. Arm Turn the given fraction;
  2. Centers Cast Off 3/4 as Ends 1/2 Circulate;
  3. Centers turn the Star the given fraction as the others Trade;
  4. those who meet (Center Wave of 4) Cast Off 3/4 as the others move up (Phantom Hourglass Circulate).

Ends in Parallel Waves.

There is no default fraction for this call.

1/4 Cast & Relay:

 
before
1/4 Cast & Relay
 
     
after
Arm Turn 1/4
 after
Centers Cast Off 3/4
as Ends 1/2 Circulate
 after
Centers Star 1/4 as Outsides Trade
 after
Those who meet Cast Off 3/4
as Others move up
(done)

Notes:
  • Cast & Relay is a Relay The Top [C1] with both the initial Arm Turn and the Star turning the same given fraction.
  • Be careful on 1/4 Cast & Relay since it has two 1/4 turns and two 3/4 turns in it.
  • 1/2 Cast & Relay is identical to Relay The Top, Star 1/2.

Variations: Star 1/4; Star 1/2; Star 3/4; and Don't Turn The Star.

fraction Cast & Relay But anything [C3BV]: Do a fraction Cast & Relay but replace the final Centers Cast Off 3/4 with the Centers doing the anything call.

{i - j - k - l} Relay The Top [C4]: From Parallel Waves or Eight Chain Thru. Arm Turn i/4; Centers Arm Turn j/4 as Ends 1/2 Circulate; Center Star (Diamond) Circulate k spots as Others Trade; those who meet Cast Off l/4 as Others move up to the end in Parallel Waves or Facing Twin Diamonds. This is the same as {i-j-k-l} 1/4 The Deucey [C4] except for the Outsides Trade.

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