Definitions of Square Dance Calls and Concepts

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Catch {anything} {n} [C3A]
(Johnny Preston 1981)
 C3A:

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From applicable formations. EN: 10

Square Thru n To A Wave; do the anything call; Step & FoldEN: 20

Ends in various formations. EN: 30

Notes:
• The anything call can be an 8-dancer call. EN: 40
• If the anything call is 'Lock' do a Lockit; if the anything call is 'Top' do a Fan The Top. EN: 50
• In our opinion, the caller should always use the complete name for the anything call: a dancer who has learned Catch anything n but has not been exposed to Catch Top n would not necessarily know that 'Top' refers to a Fan the Top (as opposed to a Spin The Top, Relay The Top, Tag The Top, or some other call). EN: 60
• The anything call may end in a Diamond. If so, do a Step & Fold from a Diamond: Centers 1/2 Press Ahead as Points Fold to end in a T-Bone 2 x 2. EN: 70

 beforeCatch Switch To A Diamond 3 afterSquare Thru 3 To A Wave afterSwitch To A Diamond afterStep & Fold (done)

Split Catch anything n [C3A]:
Split Square Thru n To A Wave; do the anything call; Step & FoldEN: 339

CONTRAST THE FOLLOWING:

• Catch Motivate 3:
This is a Catch anything 3 where the anything call is Motivate. EN: 80

From Eight Chain Thru: Square Thru on the 3rd hand do a full Motivate then Step & Fold. EN: 90
• Catch 3 Motivate:
This is an anything Motivate where the anything call is Catch 3. EN: 100

From Facing Lines: do a full Catch 3 then Finish a Motivate (i.e., omit the first Circulate). EN: 110

CONTRAST THE FOLLOWING:

• Once Removed Catch Mix 3:
From Facing Lines or Double Pass Thru: working Once Removed, do the call Catch Mix 3. EN: 120
• Catch Once Removed Mix 3:
From Facing Lines: The call is Catch anything 3 with the anything call being Once Removed Mix. Each side Square Thru, but on the 3rd hand everyone does a Once Removed Mix, then each side Step & Fold. EN: 130

CALLERLAB definition for Catch 1, 2, 3, 4
CALLERLAB definition for Catch Anything [n]

Choreography for Catch anything {n}