Definitions of Square Dance Calls and Concepts

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Concentric Concept [C1]
(Jim Davis 1978)

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From 8-dancer formations consisting of 4 inside dancers and 4 outside dancers. EN: 10
Fra 8-danser formationer der består af 4 Inside dansere og 4 Outside dansere. DK: 10

The inside 4 dancers do the given call working within the Center of the set as the outside 4 dancers do the given call working with each other, around the outside of the set. EN: 20
Inside danserne udfører kaldet i Centeret og Outside 4 dansere arbejder med hinanden på ydersiden af formationen. DK: 20

Noter:
• A good way to think about Concentric is to imagine dropping a stone in a pool of still water and watching the concentric rings rippling outward from the center where the stone dropped. If you overlay that image in your mind on top of the square, the Center 4 dancers would be working within the innermost ring, and the Outside 4 dancers would be working between the innermost ring and the next outside ring. Each group of 4 works independently of the other group of 4, maintaining their respective relationship from the other group and the very center of the set. EN: 30
• The inside 4 dancers always do the call normally working in the Center. EN: 40
Inside 4 dansere udfører altid kaldet normalt i Centeret. DK: 40
• The ending positions for the outside 4 dancers depends upon the kind of formation (explained below). EN: 50
Slutpositionen for Outside 4 dansere er afhængig af formationen (forklares nedenfor). DK: 50

 (A) If the given call ends in a 1x4, a Diamond, or a Single 1/4 Tag, then there is only one possible ending formation: a 1x4 is split in half, and distributed as two 1x2 formations on opposite sides of the inside dancers; a Diamond or Single 1/4 Tag is split into 4 pieces, and distributed like the points of a Galaxy. EN: 60 Se ovenstående figurer (de farveløse figurer illustrerer Center 4 dansere): Hvis kaldet ender i en 1x4, en Diamond, eller en Single 1/4 Tag, er de eneste mulige slutpositioner som følger: En 1 x 4 bliver delt på midten med to 1 x 2 formationer på hver side af Inside Dansere. En Diamond eller en Single 1/4 Tag bliver delt i 4 dele og fordelt som Points i en Galaxy. DK: 60

The above formations show the ending positions for the outside dancers when the given call ends in a 1x4 or a Diamond. The dashed boxes represent the Center 4 dancers who could be in a 2x2 (as shown), a 1x4 (horizontal or vertical), or any other 4-dancer formation. EN: 70

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 førOutsides Concentric Switch To A Diamond efter

 (B) For the outside 4 dancers, if the given call starts and ends in a 2x2 then the following rules apply: EN: 80 For Outside 4 dansere: Hvis kaldet starter og ender i en 2x2 gælder følgende regler: DK: 80 If the outside 4 started as if they were Ends of Parallel Lines, then they must finish so that they are Ends of Parallel Lines. EN: 90 Hvis Outside 4 starter som var de Ends i Parallelle Lines, skal de også slutte som var de Ends i Parallelle Lines. DK: 90 Similarly, if the outside 4 started as if they were Ends of Columns, then they must finish so that they are Ends of Columns. EN: 100 Hvis Outside 4 starter som var de Ends i Columns, skal de også slutte som var de Ends i Columns. DK: 100 The two rules above are known as the 'Lines-to-Lines, Columns-to-Columns' rule. That is, if you start in Parallel Lines, you must end in Parallel Lines; if you start in Columns, you must end in Columns. Note that the final formation may not actually be Lines or Columns, since the Centers may end T-Boned to the Ends. EN: 110 Add Danish

Examples of formations in which the Outside 4 dancers "think" they are Ends of Lines: EN: 120
Eksempler på formationer hvor Outside 4 dansere "betragtes" som Ends i Lines: DK: 120

Examples of formations in which the Outside 4 dancers "think" they are Ends of Columns: EN: 130
Eksempler på formationer hvor Outside 4 dansere "betragtes" som Ends i Columns: DK: 130

Outsides Concentric Walk & Dodge:

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Outsides Concentric Partner Tag:

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 (C) For the outside 4 dancers, if the given call does not start in a 2x2 but ends in a 2x2 then the following rule applies: EN: 140 For Outside 4 dansere: Hvis kaldet ikke starter i en 2 x 2 men ender i en 2 x 2 gælder følgende regler: DK: 140 The Outside 4 must end in the positions so that the long axis of the setup changes by 90°. EN: 150 Add Danish Many formations in square dancing have a long axis and a short axis. That is, the formation is visibly longer in one direction (long axis) than the other direction (short axis). When dancing the Concentric Concept, if the outside 4 do not start in a 2x2, but end in a 2x2, then they must end on the footprints which change the original long axis of the formation by 90°. EN: 160 Outside 4 skal slutte i en position så den lange akse af formationen ændrer sig med 90°. Mange formationer i square Dancing har en lang og en kort akse - dvs. formationen er længere på én led end den anden. Når man danser Concentric Conceptet, og hvis Outsides ikke starter i 2 x 2 men ender i 2 x 2, så skal de slutte på footprints som vil ændre den lange akse med 90°C. DK: 160

 førOutsidesConcentric Recycle efter
 førOutsidesConcentric Hinge efter

Concentric Bend The Line:

 RIGTIGT FORKERT førConcentric Bend The Line efter This ending formation is incorrectsince the long-axis did not change EN: 170 Denne slutformation er forkert daden lange akse ikke ændredes DK: 170
Concentric Turn & Deal:

 RIGTIGT FORKERT førConcentric Turn & Deal efter This ending formation is incorrectsince the long-axis did not change EN: 170 Denne slutformation er forkert daden lange akse ikke ændredes DK: 170
Concentric Linear Cycle:

 RIGTIGT FORKERT førConcentric Linear Cycle efter Ending here feels 'right' butis incorrect since thelong-axis did not change EN: 180 Denne slutformation kan følesrigtig men er forkert daden lange akse ikke ændredes DK: 180

Concentric Touch 1/4:

(using the Lines-to-Lines, Columns-to-Columns rule) EN: 190

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Concentric Chase Right:

(using the Lines-to-Lines, Columns-to-Columns rule) EN: 200

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Flere noter:
• As soon as you hear the word 'Concentric', check to see if you are in Lines or Columns. If you are not in either Lines or Columns, check the orientation of your long axis. EN: 210
Så snart du hører ordet "Concentric" så kontroler om du er i Lines eller Columns. Hvis du ikke er i hverken Lines eller Columns, så kontroler retningen af den lange akse DK: 210

Single Concentric Concept [C4]:
From a 1 x 4 or other applicable 4-dancer formations. Centers work with each other to do the given call as Ends work around the Centers to do the given call. EN: 525

 førSingle ConcentricSingle Wheel efter