Definitions of Square Dance Calls and Concepts
Chain The Square [C2]
 
 

From an Eight Chain Thru (or Parallel R-H Waves).

Right Pull By; Outsides Courtesy Turn and Veer Left as the Centers Step To A L-H Wave, Very Centers Left-face U-Turn Back (placing R-H on adjacent End's back), Courtesy Turn and As Couples Extend.

Ends in Parallel R-H Two-Faced Lines.

before
Chain The Square
 
     
after
Right Pull By &
Centers Step to L-H Wave
  after
Very Centers
Left-face U-Turn Back
 after
all Courtesy Turn
 after
As Couples Extend
(done)

Notes:

  • The Courtesy Turn movement for the new Centers (after the R-H Pull By) is sometimes described as 1/4 Out; Courtesy Turn & 1/4 more. We dislike this definition for 2 reasons:
  • The original Outside Belle's part is somewhat awkward because there is first a 1/4 Out (to the Right) and then Courtesy Turn (to the Left) 3/4, instead of just a smooth 180° Courtesy Turn.
  • If you advance into C3, the caller may call a Left Chain The Square in which case we believe it is easier to remember to have the new Centers Step To A R-H Wave & then the Very Centers always turn the Ends. If, instead, you were to 1/4 Out, you can easily become confused as to who turns who.

Hints:

  • After the new Centers Step To A Wave, it is always the Centers of the Wave that take the Ends back to where the Ends came from.

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