Definitions of Square Dance Calls and Concepts
Cross By [C1]

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Cross By -- [C1]
(Lee Kopman 1969)

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From Parallel Waves or a Thar. EN: 10

As one movement, 1/2 Circulate and Slide (nose-to-nose). EN: 20

A Thar ends in an opposite-handed Thar; Parallel Waves end in a Thar. EN: 30

Alternative definition: As one movement, Slip The Clutch & Spread. EN: 40

From Parallel Waves:

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From a Thar:

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Notes:

• Cross By changes a R-H setup to a L-H setup & vice-versa. Think about moving up to the next dancer, to join the opposite hand. EN: 50
• Ends become Centers and Centers become Ends. EN: 60
• Some callers call Cross By from a 1/4 Tag and want a Cross Extend [C1]. This usage of Cross By isn't correct since 1/2 Circulate isn't defined from a 1/4 Tag. EN: 70
• According to the CALLERLAB definition: from Parallel Waves Cross By does not end in a Thar but in a "wave between vertical mini-waves." This implies that there is a definite resulting Center Wave. We have never seen any caller try to exploit this aspect. We believe Cross By from Parallel Waves always ends in a Thar. EN: 80

CALLERLAB definition for Cross By

Choreography for Cross By

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