Definitions of Square Dance Calls and Concepts
File To A Line [C2]
 
 

From Generalized Columns.

Ends slide apart (to allow for two dancer-sized positions of space between them) as Centers do two Phantom Column Circulates; all adjust to end such that the resulting Lines are close together.

   
before
File To A Line
 after
Ends slide apart
as Centers Phantom Column
Circulate twice
 after
adjusting to end
in adjacent Lines
(done)

Notes:
  • Some callers say File To A Wave when the call ends in Parallel Waves, and File To A Line otherwise. Other callers always say File To A Line, no matter what the ending formation will be.

Variation: From a Butterfly, the caller can say Centers (Start) File To A Line in which case the Centers do two Phantom Column Circulates and all adjust to end in adjacent Lines.

Magic File To A Line [C2V]: Ends Spread apart as Centers do two Phantom Column Magic Column Circulates; all adjust to end in adjacent Lines.

   
before
Centers Magic File To A Line
 after
Centers Phantom Column
Magic Column Circulate twice
 after
adjusting to end
in adjacent Lines
(done)

For those of you who are checker-pushers, File To A Line is choreographically equivalent to Centers Box Circulate as Ends Stable Divide.

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