Definitions of Square Dance Calls and Concepts
Curlique [C4]

From Facing dancers of opposite sex (or a R-H Mini-Wave). EN: 10

Using Right hands, the lady places the back of her hand into the man's raised palm: Touch; man does his part Right Arm Turn 1/4 as lady Left-face 3/4 Turn to end in the man's original starting position. EN: 20

Ends in a R-H Mini-Wave. EN: 30


  • Boys turn right 1/4, Girls turn left 3/4. EN: 40
  • Curlique is equivalent to Touch 1/4. EN: 50
  • Curlique is a sex-dependent call. EN: 45
  • Curlique was often confused with Box The Gnat. In Curlique, the Boy turns 1/4 to the right as the Girl turns 3/4 to the left, to end in a R-H Mini-Wave. In Box The Gnat, the Boy still turns to the right and the Girl turns to the left, but both dancers turn 1/2, to end in Facing Dancers. EN: 55
  • On Curlique & Roll, dancers end in Tandem with the man facing the lady's back. EN: 60

Curli-Cross [C4] (Lee Kopman 1968):
From Facing Couples or a R-H Wave. Curlique (Touch; Boy does his part Right Arm Turn 1/4 as Girl Left-face 3/4 Turn to end in the Boy's original starting position); Trailers diagonal L-H (outside hand) pull by. Ends in Back-to-Back Couples. This is a 2-part call. Curli-Cross, which was once on the A1 list, was the inspiration for anything & CrossEN: 120

Curli-Pass [C4] (Lee Kopman 1976):
From applicable formations. Those designated (or those facing) Curlique; those facing Pass Thru. This is a 2-part call. The Pass Thru usually involves an inactive dancer(s). EN: 878 -- Copyright © 2019 Vic Ceder.  All Rights Reserved.