From a Line of 4, or other applicable formations.
As one movement, the Ends
That is, Ends do the Ends part of Bend The Line.
- Step Forward;
- Turn 1/4 toward the Center of the 4-dancer formation;
- Step Forward.
Only the Ends are active on Ends Bend. Centers do not move (except to
allow for square breathing, such as when Ends Bend is called from
Facing Lines -- in which case, Centers back up to allow the Ends to get into the middle).
The Ends can Roll. This is because the definition contains the
phrase 'as one movement'.
If both Ends start facing the same direction, they must be
facing each other upon completion of the call.
A common mistake dancer make on Ends Bend is to do a
1/4 In instead.
Be sure to Step Forward, 1/4 In, then Step Forward again.
The most common choreographic application of Ends Bend is from
Out-Facing Lines. At A2, the most common follow-up calls for an
Ends Bend are
Split Square Thru (n) and
Split Square Chain Thru.
Ends Bend was originally named Bend The Ends.