Definitions of Square Dance Calls and Concepts
Drop {direction} [C2]
 
 

From a Diamond or Generalized Single 1/4 Tag with the Centers in a Mini-Wave.

Centers do your part of Extend the Tag as the Others 1/4 toward the given direction (relative to the 4-dancer formation). Adjust to end in a 2 x 2.

 
before
Drop In
 after

 
before
Drop Right
 after

Note: Drop Back means Drop U-Turn Back (unless, of course, you are attempting to dance at a level way over your head!).

There is a potential ambiguity dependent upon whether the outsides turn 1/4 before or after the Centers Extend (pay special attention to dancers and below):

This is the starting formation
for each of the following:

after
Case 1
(Ends 1/4 In then
Centers Extend & adjust)

after
Case 2
(Centers Extend & adjust
then original Ends 1/4 In)

We prefer Case 2 for the following reasons:

  • It makes Drop a 4-dancer call instead of an 8-dancer call.
  • It allows Drop direction to be called from any Single 1/4 Tag.
  • It is consistent with the wording of the CALLERLAB definitions.

Interlocked Drop direction [C2V]: From Interlocked Diamonds. Everyone except the Very Centers do a normal Drop direction as the Very Centers Interlocked Extend (as one movement back-to-back Slither and Extend).

Cross Drop direction [C4]: Centers Cross Extend instead of Extend.

Variations:

  • Center Six Drop direction;
  • Grand Drop direction.

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