Definitions of Square Dance Calls and Concepts

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Circle By {fraction} By {fraction} | {anything} [C1]
(Lee Kopman 1971)
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From Facing Couples.

1. Circle Left the first given fraction and Step To A R-H Wave;
2. Arm Turn the second given fraction or do the anything call.

Circle By 1/2 By 3/4:

 beforeCircle By 1/2 By 3/4 afterCircle Left 1/2 and Step To A R-H Wave afterArm Turn 3/4 (done)
Circle By 1/4 By Recycle:

 beforeCircle By 1/4 By Recycle afterCircle Left 1/4 and Step To A R-H Wave afterRecycle (done)

Notes:
• The anything call is done from a Wave, not from Facing Couples. This makes a difference for calls such as Recycle or Single Wheel.
• In the past, some callers believed that the default fractions were 1/4 and 1/4 and would simply call 'Circle By' without any fractions expecting the dancers to do a Circle By 1/4 By 1/4. This usage is considered inappropriate today.

Single Circle By fraction By fraction | anything [obsolete]: Single Circle the first given fraction and Step To A R-H Mini-Wave; Arm Turn the second given fraction or do the anything call. Single Circle By was voted off the C1 list several years ago.

Mirror Circle By fraction By fraction | anything [C3B]: From Facing Couples. Circle Right the first given fraction and Step To A Left-Hand Wave; Arm Turn the second given fraction or do the anything call. This call has historically been known as Reverse Circle By.

CALLERLAB definition for Circle By

Choreography for Circle By fraction By fraction | anything