Definitions of Square Dance Calls and Concepts
 
Definitions of Square Dance Calls and Concepts
 
 
From a Wave of more than 4 dancers (e.g., a Tidal Wave), Facing Lines of 3 or more, or from other applicable formations.

  1. Those who can Right Arm Turn 1/2;
  2. those who can Left Arm Turn 1/2.

Ends in a Wave of more than 4 dancers.

From Facing Lines of 4:

 
   
before
Grand Swing Thru
 after
Right Arm Turn 1/2
 after
(Center 6)
Left Arm Turn 1/2
(done)
From Left-Hand Wave of 6:

 
   
before
Grand Swing Thru
 after
(Center 4)
Right Arm Turn 1/2
 after
Left Arm Turn 1/2
(done)

Notes:
  • Always start with the Right hand.
  • From a Wave of 8 or Facing Lines of 4, Swing Thru is done on each side whereas Grand Swing Thru has some dancers working across and ending on the other side of the set.

    • Swing Thru is a 4-dancer call. Dancers stay within their group of 4.
    • Grand Swing Thru allows dancers to work outside of their group of 4.

Grand Left Swing Thru (or Left Grand Swing Thru) [Plus]: From a Wave of more than 4 dancers, Facing Lines of 3 or more, or from other applicable formations. Those who can Left Arm Turn 1/2; those who can Right Arm Turn 1/2. Ends in a Wave of more than 4 dancers.

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