Definitions of Square Dance Calls and Concepts
Cut | Flip The Hourglass [A2]
 
 
From an Hourglass.

Cut The Hourglass:
Points slide together and Trade as Centers Hourglass Circulate.

Flip The Hourglass:
Points flip in (Phantom Run) as Centers Hourglass Circulate.

Usually ends in Parallel Lines.

Cut The Hourglass:

 
 
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Flip The Hourglass:

 
 
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Notes:
  • The original Very Centers are the only ones who can not Roll after a Cut | Flip The Hourglass.

Flip The Diamond [Plus] (Deuce Williams 1973): From a Diamond. Centers do your part Diamond Circulate as Points Flip In (180°) towards the the nearest Center position. A normal Diamond ends in a Wave.

Cut The Diamond [Plus] (Lee Kopman 1973): From a Diamond. Centers do your part Diamond Circulate as Points slide together and Trade to end in the furthest Center position. A normal Diamond ends in a Two-Faced Line.

Reverse Flip The Hourglass [C4]: From an Hourglass. Those in the Diamond flip away from the Center of the set as the Others Hourglass Circulate. A normal Hourglass ends with a Center Wave between two Mini-Waves (i.e., like a Thar, but with some dancers further from the Center).

See also Hourglass FORMATION | Circulate [A2]

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