Definitions of Square Dance Calls and Concepts
Initially Concept [C3A]
 
 

Initially anyConcept anything Do the first part of the anything call using the given CONCEPT; then do the remainder of the anything call (i.e., without using the given CONCEPT).

Notes:
  • The anything call must have a well-defined first part.
  • After doing the first part of the anything call using the given CONCEPT, re-evaluate your position within the resulting formation and apply the definition of the remainder of the call.
  • Initially is a meta-concept (a concept that requires another concept as an argument). The caller can not say Initially anything. The caller must give a concept after the word Initially.


 
     
before
 after
Siamese Diamond Circulate
 after
Very Centers Trade
 after
Centers Cast Off 3/4
(done)
Initially Twice Triple Star Thru :

 
     
before
 after
(Centers)
Star Thru Twice
 after
(Centers)
Mirror Star Thru
 after
Star Thru
(done)

 
     
before
 after
Tandem Hinge
 after
Centers Trade
 after
Step & Fold
(done)

 
     
before
 after
As Couples Scoot Back
 after
Centers Cast Off 3/4
as Outsides Cast Back & Touch 1/2
 after
Centers Counter Rotate 1/4
as Outsides Step & Fold
(done)
Initially Eight By Recoil:

 
   
before
 after
Eight By Box Recycle
 after
Step & Fold
(done)
Initially Checker Box Remake:

 
     
before
 after
Checker Box Right Arm Turn 1/4
 after
Centers Left Arm Turn 1/2
 after
Right Arm Turn 3/4
(done)

CONTRAST THE FOLLOWING (starting from Trade By formation):

  • Initially Stretched Box Sidetrack:

    Centers Pass Thru & all Zig-Zag; all 8 Counter Rotate 1/4; Roll. Ends in Double Pass Thru.
  • Stretched Box Sidetrack:

    Centers Pass Thru & all Zig-Zag; Split Counter Rotate 1/4; Roll. Ends in Facing Lines.

Finally Concept [C3A] (Vic Ceder 1994): Do the entire anything call applying the given CONCEPT only to the last part of the anything call.

See also

Initally Speaking by Ett McAtee.

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