Definitions of Square Dance Calls and Concepts

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Fan Concept -- [C3B]
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The Fan CONCEPT is used on calls which begin with an Arm Turn 1/2 (Swing) followed by a Centers Cast Off 3/4. Omit the initial Arm Turn 1/2 and do the given call. When starting from Facing Couples formations (e.g., Facing Liness, Eight Chain Thru), first Step To A Wave.

Typical calls used with the Fan CONCEPT include:

Notes:
• The Fan CONCEPT was derived by generalizing the difference between 'Spin The Top' and 'Fan The Top'.
• For calls whose name begins with the word 'Spin' the word 'Spin' is replaced with the word 'Fan' (e.g., Spin Chain the Gears becomes Fan Chain the Gears). For all other calls the word 'Fan' is inserted before the name of the call (e.g., Alter the Wave becomes Fan Alter the Wave).
• The calls listed above can also be done from a Facing Setup (Eight Chain Thru or Facing Lines). If so, Step To A Wave and then do the call.
• From non-Facing Couples formations, the caller could alternatively say Finish any call instead of Fan any call.
• Although at first glance, you may think that Fan can always be replaced by Finish, this is not so. The "facing couples / ocean wave" rule applies to the Fan concept but not the Finish concept. For example, from an Eight Chain Thru formation, Fan Relay The Top is legal, whereas Finish Relay The Top is not.

 beforeFan Alter The Wave afterCenters Arm Turn 3/4 as Ends U-Turn Back afterCounter Rotate 1/2 afterFlip The Diamond (done)
Fan Chain Thru:

 beforeFan Chain Thru afterCenters Cast Off 3/4 afterVery Centers Trade afterCenters Cast Off 3/4 (done) (Sometimes it seems thatthe Ends have the hardest part!)

 beforeFan Relay The Shadow afterCenter 6 Step To A Wave and Arm Turn 3/4as Very Ends Counter Rotate 1/4 afterCenters Hinge and spread apartas Others do the Centers Part of Cast A Shadow (done)