Definitions of Square Dance Calls and Concepts

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Explode The Wave [Plus]
(Jack Lasry 1965)
 Plus:

From a Wave (or Inverted Line).

1. Step Thru & 1/4 In (turn 1/4 in place toward the center of the 4-dancer formation);
2. Right Pull By.

Ends in Back-to-Back Couples.

From a Right-Hand Wave:

 beforeExplode The Wave afterStep Thru & 1/4 In afterRight Pull By (done)
From a Left-Hand Wave:

 beforeExplode The Wave afterStep Thru & 1/4 In afterRight Pull By (done)
From an Inverted Line:

 beforeExplode The Wave afterStep Thru & 1/4 In afterRight Pull By (done)

Notes:
• The Right Pull By is done with the person originally facing the same direction as you were. In this respect, Explode The Wave is similar to Trade The Wave in that you can 'peek' down the wave to determine with whom to work.

Explode And anything [Plus]: From a Wave (or Inverted Line). As one movement, Step Thru & 1/4 In. Ends in Facing Couples.

1/4 In | Out [A1] (Jim Faulkenberry and Clarence Watson 1959): From a Couple or Mini-Wave. Individually turn 1/4 toward (1/4 In) or away from (1/4 Out) your Partner (the adjacent dancer). If you do not have a Partner, turn 1/4 toward or away from the center of the smallest applicable sub-formation you can find.

CALLERLAB definition for Explode The Wave

Choreography for Explode The Wave