Definitions of Square Dance Calls and Concepts
 
Definitions of Square Dance Calls and Concepts
 
 
From Facing Lines or other applicable formations.

Centers
1.  Pass Thru;
2.  Face Out (turn 1/4 in place away from the center of the set);
3.  Partner Trade;
4.  Pass Thru.
Ends
Walk forward (using Circulates) to Pass 3 dancers (right-shoulders) and immediately after passing the third dancer
Face In (turn 1/4 in place towards the center of the set).

Facing Lines end in an Eight Chain Thru.

Load The Boat is a 4-part call.

From Facing Lines:

 
before
Load The Boat
 
     
after
Centers Pass Thru
as Ends Pass 1st dancer
(1/4)
 after
Centers Face Out
as Ends Pass 2nd dancer
(1/2)
 after
Centers Partner Trade
as Ends Pass 3rd dancer
(3/4)
 after
Centers Pass Thru
as Ends Face In
(done)
From Inverted Lines:

 
before
Load The Boat
 
     
after
Centers Pass Thru
as Ends Pass 1st dancer
(1/4)
 after
Centers Face Out
as Ends Pass 2nd dancer
(1/2)
 after
Centers Partner Trade
as Ends Pass 3rd dancer
(3/4)
 after
Centers Pass Thru
as Ends Face In
(done)

Notes:

Variations:

Load The Boat But (Centers) anything [NOL]: Centers replace the final Pass Thru with the anything call.

anything The Boat [C4]: Do the anything call; Finish Load The Boat (i.e., do the last 3/4 of Load The Boat: Centers Face Out, Partner Trade, and Pass Thru as the Ends Pass 2 dancers right-shoulders and Face In).

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