Definitions of Square Dance Calls and Concepts
 
Definitions of Square Dance Calls and Concepts
 
 
From any Line of 4.

Explode [A1]:
As one movement, Centers Step Ahead & 1/4 In as Ends 1/4 In & Step Ahead.
Adjust as necessary to end in Facing Couples.
 
Explode The Line [A1]:
Explode; Right Pull By.
Ends in Back-to-Back Couples.

From a One-Faced Line:

 
   
before
Explode The Line
  after
Centers Step Ahead, all 1/4 In
and adjust to Facing Couples
(after Explode)
 after
Right Pull By
(done)
From a 3 & 1 Line:

 
   
before
Explode The Line
  after
Centers Step Ahead, all 1/4 In
and adjust to Facing Couples
(after Explode)
 after
Right Pull By
(done)
From a Two-Faced Line:

 
   
before
Explode The Line
  after
Centers Step Ahead, all 1/4 In
and adjust to Facing Couples
(after Explode)
 after
Right Pull By
(done)
Note: From a Two-Faced Line, the dance action for Explode The Line is often awkward. Many callers believe it is illegal, or avoid calling it from any Line in which the Centers are facing opposite directions.

Notes:

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 And anything [Plus,A1]:

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.

Reverse Explode [from a Wave] [C1]: From a Wave or Inverted Line. As one movement, Step Thru & 1/4 Out. Ends in Back-to-Back Couples.

Reverse Explode [from a Line] [C4]: From any Line of 4. As one movement, Ends Step Ahead and 1/4 Out as Centers 1/4 Out and Step Ahead. Adjust as necessary to end in Back-to-Back Couples. Reverse Explode [from a Line] was voted off the C1 list several years ago, and is rarely used at any level any more.

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