Definitions of Square Dance Calls and Concepts
Cross Fire [Plus]
 
 

From a Two-Faced Line or other applicable formation.

Ends Cross Fold as Centers Trade & Step Forward.

A Two-Faced Line ends in a Mini-Wave Box.

From a Two-Faced Line:

 
 
before
Cross Fire
 after
From a One-Faced Line:

 
 
before
Cross Fire
 after
From a Facing Diamond:

 
 
before
Cross Fire
 after
From a Wave:

 
 
before
Cross Fire
 after
*The last example (From a Wave), is for informational purposes only. Cross Fire is rarely called from a Wave, even at C4. In this case, dancers end on the same spot, and hence share the spot by stepping to a right-hand Mini-Wave. Dancers are offset because the shared ending spots are not on an axis of the original formation.

Notes:
  • Only the original Ends can Roll.
  • According to the CALLERLAB definitions, when Cross Fire is done from Out-Facing Lines, the ending formation is a 1/4 Tag formation. We disagree.

This is the starting formation
for each of the following:

Cross Fire
according to CALLERLAB

Cross Fire
according to our definition

For more information, see The Crossfire Controversy

See also Crossfire from Inverted Lines - 2/9/95 by Stewart Kramer.

Straight Fire [C4]: From Parallel Two-Faced Lines, Facing Twin Diamonds, or other applicable formations. Centers Trade & Step Forward as Out-Facing Ends Cross Fold as In-Facing Ends Veer Inward. Parallel Two-Faced Lines end in Columns.

From a Two-Faced Line:

 
 
before
Straight Fire
 after

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