Definitions of Square Dance Calls and Concepts
 
Definitions of Square Dance Calls and Concepts
 
 
The call Explode And anything is on two levels, Plus and A1.

Explode [Plus]. From a Wave. As one movement, Step Thru & 1/4 In (face the dancer beside you). Ends in Facing Couples.

Explode [A1]. From a Generalized Line. As one movement, Centers Step Ahead & 1/4 In as Ends 1/4 In & Step Ahead, and all adjust as necessary to end in Facing Couples.

Explode and anything [Plus,A1]. From a Wave. Explode; then do the anything call.

From a R-H Wave:

 
 
before
Explode
 after
From a L-H Wave:

 
 
before
Explode
 after

Explode And Touch 1/4:

 
   
before
Explode And Touch 1/4
 after
Explode
 after
Touch 1/4
(done)

Notes:

Explode The Wave [Plus] (Jack Lasry 1965): From a Wave (or Inverted Line). Step Thru & turn 1/4 toward the center of the Line; Right Pull By. Ends in Back-to-Back Couples.

1/4 In [A1] (Jim Faulkenberry and Clarence Watson 1959): From a Couple or Mini-Wave. Turn 90° in place toward the adjacent dancer. Ends in Facing Dancers.

Explode The Line [A1] (Bill Shymkus 1964): As one movement, Centers Step Ahead & 1/4 In as Ends 1/4 In & Step Ahead and all adjust as necessary to end in Facing Couples; Right Pull By. Ends in Back-to-Back Couples.

Explode The Diamond [C3B] (Dave Hodson 1974): From Twin Diamonds, a 3/4 Tag, or other applicable formations. Centers Explode The Wave as Ends Circulate and the Lead End U-Turn Back. Twin Diamonds end in Parallel Inverted Lines.

Explode The Top [C3A] (Holman Hudspeth 1969): From Parallel Lines. Explode; End Beau Circulate 1 & 1/2 as End Belle Circulate, Veer inward, and U-Turn Back as Centers Touch 1/2 and the Very Centers Cast Off 3/4 while the other Center Step Ahead to form a R-H Star (Hint: the Center who Stepped Ahead should raise their Left hand to indicate that they are leading the Unwrap The Star); turn the Star 1/4 and the leader of the Unwrap walks forward as everyone else follows to Unwrap The Star, and everyone Face In to end in Facing Lines.

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