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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. EN: 10

Typical calls used with the Fan CONCEPT include: EN: 20

Alter & Circulate Spin Chain & Exchange The Gears
Alter The Wave Spin Chain The Gears
Relay The Deucey Spin Chain The Line
Relay The Shadow Spin Chain Thru
Relay The Top  

  • The Fan CONCEPT was derived by generalizing the difference between 'Spin The Top' and 'Fan The Top'. EN: 30
  • 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). EN: 40
  • 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. EN: 50
  • From non-Facing Couples formations, the caller could alternatively say Finish any call instead of Fan any callEN: 60
  • 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. EN: 65

Fan Alter The Wave
Centers Arm Turn 3/4
as Ends U-Turn Back
Counter Rotate 1/2
Flip The Diamond
Fan Chain Thru:

Fan Chain Thru
Centers Cast Off 3/4
Very Centers Trade
Centers Cast Off 3/4

(Sometimes it seems that
the Ends have the hardest part!) EN: 70
Fan Relay The Shadow:

Fan Relay The Shadow
Center 6 Step To A Wave and Arm Turn 3/4
as Very Ends Counter Rotate 1/4
Centers Hinge and spread apart
as Others do the Centers Part of Cast A Shadow
See also Finish CONCEPT.

Choreography for Fan Concept

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20-July-2024 02:27:50
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