Definitions of Square Dance Calls and Concepts

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 Find call:

Cross Cycle [C3B]
(Joe Chiles 1975)

From a Two-Faced Line:

1. Centers Cross Fold and all adjust to a Box (Bounce The Centers);
2. Box Counter Rotate 1/4;
3. Roll.

Ends in Facing Couples.

This is a 3-part call, and Callers often call 2/3 Cross Cycle.

From an applicable 2 x 2 (e.g., Facing Couples or Mini-Wave Box):

As one movement, (Facing or Box) Recycle & Slither.

Ends in a Two-Faced Line.

From a Two-Faced Line:

 beforeCross Cycle after Centers Cross Foldand adjust to a Box (1/3) afterBox Counter Rotate 1/4(2/3) afterRoll (done)

Dancing hints:
• In practice, since 1/3 Cross Cycle is rarely called, dancers do not adjust to make a box before doing the counter rotate 1/4. The first two parts of Cross Cycle are danced as one smooth movement (similar to a Centers Cross Kick Off then Tandem (Right or Left) Touch).
• Cross Cycle can be disorienting for the Centers. Think of Cross Cycle as Centers Cross Run; all Any Shoulder 1/2 Tag; 1/4 In. This helps you get to the correct spot, facing the correct direction.
From Facing Couples:

 beforeCross Cycle afterRecycle afterSlither (done)

Dancing hints:
• Beaus 1/2 Press Ahead and Trade (with each other) as Belles do a normal Recycle (Dodge Left and Veer Left).
• Beaus pick up the opposite Belles as in Flutter Wheel.

Notes:
• From a Two-Faced Line, Cross Cycle is equivalent to Centers Back-to-Back Slither and all Recycle.
From a 2 x 2, Cross Cycle is equivalent to (facing) Recycle & Slither.
• From a Mini-Wave Box, Cross Cycle is equivalent to Trail Off.
• From a Box consisting of one Couple and one L-H Mini-Wave, it is illegal to call Cross Cycle and expect the Couple to work Mirror. The caller must explicitly say Mirror Cross Cycle.

From a 2 x 4, the term Split Cross Cycle should be used for the 2 x 2 version of the call.

 beforeSplit Cross Cycle after

All 8 Cross Cycle [obsolete]: From a 1/4 Line: Cross Concentric Cross Cycle. Ends in a 1/4 Line. Most callers instead say Cross Concentric Cross Cycle. All 8 Cross Cycle is analogous to All 8 Recycle [C1].

Choreography for Cross Cycle