Definitions of Square Dance Calls and Concepts
 
Definitions of Square Dance Calls and Concepts
 
 
From applicable 2 x 4 Columns.

First Two (#1 and #2) Circulate 4 spots & 1/4 In as Last Two (#3 and #4) Circulate twice, 1/4 In, & Circulate.

Normal Columns end in Parallel Two-Faced Lines.

From R-H Columns:

 
 
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Checkmate
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From L-H Columns:

 
 
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Checkmate
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From Full Tag:

 
 
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From Zero Tag:

 
 
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Notes:

Single Checkmate [C3A]: From a 2 x 2. Leaders Box Circulate twice and 1/4 In (Box Transfer) as Trailers Box Circulate, 1/4 In, and Box Circulate. Ends in a 2 x 2.

 
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Single Checkmate
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3 By 1 Checkmate [C2] (Willard Orlich): From Columns. First Three dancers Column Circulate 4 positions & 1/4 In as the #4 dancers Circulate 3 positions, 1/4 In, & Circulate. Ends in Parallel 3 & 1 Lines.

 
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Checkover [C1] (Al Appleton 1978): From Columns. First Two Checkmate The Column as Last Two step foward to form a Box (Circulate), Cast Off 3/4, Slither, and As Couples Extend. Ends in Parallel Two-Faced Lines.

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