Definitions of Square Dance Calls and Concepts
 
Definitions of Square Dance Calls and Concepts
 
 
From Twin Diamonds.

  1. Diamond Circulate;
  2. Very Centers Trade;
  3. Center 4 Cast Off 3/4.

Usually ends in Parallel Lines.

Diamond Chain Thru is a 3-part call.

From R-H Diamonds:

 
     
before
Diamond Chain Thru
 after
Diamond Circulate
 after
Very Centers Trade
 after
Center 4 Cast Off 3/4
(done)
From Funny Diamonds:

 
     
before
Diamond Chain Thru
 after
Diamond Circulate
 after
Very Centers Trade
 after
Center 4 Cast Off 3/4
(done)

From the above starting formation, Diamond Circulate takes some dancers to the same spot and hence those dancers step to right-hands to share that spot.

Notes:

Is Diamond Chain Thru legal from Point-to-Point Diamonds?
Our answer is No.

  1. The last part of Diamond Chain Thru is 'Center 4 Cast Off 3/4'. 'Center 4' refers to the 4 dancers closest to the center of the set, and not the Centers of each side.
  2. Allowing Diamond Chain Thru to be legal from Point-to-Point Diamonds introduces an ambiguity in the C1 call anything Chain Thru (a.k.a., Finish Diamond Chain Thru). For example, what happens from a Tidal Wave? After the Very Centers Trade, who does the Cast Off 3/4? Is it the Center 4, or the Centers of each side? For consistency sake, it must be the Center 4.

anything Chain Thru [C1]: Do the anything call; Very Centers Trade; Center 4 Cast Off 3/4. anything Chain Thru is the same as anything call; Finish Diamond Chain Thru.

Diamond Chain And Anything [C4]: From Twin Diamonds. Diamond Circulate; Very Centers Trade; Center 4 Cast Off 1/4 as Ends U-Turn Back. Usually ends in Parallel Lines. The words 'And Anything' are actually said.

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