Definitions of Square Dance Calls and Concepts

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Crossover Circulate [A1]
(Holman Hudspeth 1968)

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From a Generalized 2 x 4 (usually Parallel Lines), Generalized Thar, or other applicable formations. EN: 10

As one movement, Circulate & Half Sashay. EN: 20

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 Crossover Circulate之前 半途时 之后

 Crossover Circulate之前 之后

(used only at C1 or above) EN: 30

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Traffic patterns: EN: 40

• From Parallel Lines, Ends become Centers and Centers become EndsEN: 90
• Crossover Circulate can be done from any 2 x 4 Lines. EN: 100
• The most common starting formation is Parallel Two-Faced Lines. EN: 110
• From Parallel Two-Faced Lines, think of Crossover Circulate as a Circulate but exchange places with the dancer next to you as you go. Drop hands with adjacent dancers and move individually (don't move as a Couple). Trailers move forward, crossing from an End to a Center, without changing facing direction. EN: 120
• The CALLERLAB definition of Crossover Circulate is described in terms of a diagrammed traffic pattern, and only allows the call to be done from Parallel Lines. EN: 125

From Parallel Lines, there are two 4-dancer Circulate paths. When teaching Crossover Circulate, we often show these two paths by placing the Boys in one path, and the Girls in the other. Then we say Boys only Crossover Circulate or Girls only Crossover CirculateEN: 130

 Crossover Circulate之前 之后
 Crossover Circulate之前 之后
 Crossover Circulate之前 之后
 Crossover Circulate之前 之后

The realization that there are two Circulate paths helps some dancers to better visualize the call. Also, activating the dancers in only one of the two Circulate paths reinforces the idea that Ends become Centers and Centers become EndsEN: 140

Half Sashay [Basic]:
From a Couple. Without changing your facing direction, exchange places by having the Belle sidestep in front of the Beau as the Beau sidestep behind the Belle. Ends in a Couple. From a Mini-Wave, do your part (i.e., from a L-H Mini-Wave, exchange places by sliding back-to-back; from a R-H Mini-Wave, exchange places by sliding nose-to-nose). EN: 80

From applicable Parallel Lines (usually Waves or Two-Faced Lines). Leaders Trade (with each other) as Trailers Diagonal Pass Thru. EN: 81
From Parallel Waves only, Trade Circulate is identical to Crossover CirculateEN: 145

Cross By [C1] (Lee Kopman 1969):
From Parallel Waves or a Thar. As one movement, 1/2 Circulate and Slide (nose-to-nose). A Thar ends in an opposite-handed Thar; Parallel Waves end in a Thar. EN: 82

Choreography for Crossover Circulate