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Lockit [A1]
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Lockit -- [A1]
   (Lee Kopman 1971)

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From a Wave, applicable Line of 4, or applicable Diamond. EN: 10

Centers Arm Turn 1/4 as the Ends move up 1/4 of a Circle around the center point of the 4-dancer formation (i.e., Ends do your part Fan The Top). EN: 20

Usually ends in the same formation, but rotated 90°. EN: 30

From a Wave:


From a L-H Two-Faced Line:


From a Diamond:


From a Tidal 3 & 1 Line:

(to show ending position when dancers meet at the same spot) EN: 35



  • The Centers must start in a Mini-Wave. The Centers' part is an Arm Turn 1/4, not a Hinge. It is inappropriate for a caller to call Lockit when both Centers are facing the same direction. EN: 40
  • Think of Lockit as a 'short' Fan The Top (Centers turn only 1/4 instead of 3/4). EN: 50
  • From a Two-Faced Line, Lockit is identical to Couples HingeEN: 60
  • From a Tidal Wave, Tidal Two-Faced Line (As Couples Wave), or Point-to-Point Diamonds, Lockit is identical to Split Counter Rotate 1/4EN: 70

Hinge The Lock [C3A] (Lee Kopman 1974):
From an applicable non T-Bone 2 x 2. Hinge; Lockit. Ends in a Wave. EN: 103

Lock The Hinge [C3A] (Lee Kopman 1974):
From a Wave or a Two-Faced Line. Lockit; Hinge. Ends in a Mini-Wave Box. EN: 104

Locker's Choice [C3A] (Lee Kopman 1981):
From Parallel Waves. Lockit; Center Wave Lockit as Others Trade; Center Wave Hinge as Others Step & Fold (Centers Step Ahead as Ends Fold). Ends in opposite-handed Parallel Waves. This is a 3-part call. EN: 105

Cross Lockit [C3B] (Lee Kopman):
From a Wave or a Two-Faced Line. As one movement, Lockit and Spread. Ends in a Wave or Two-Faced Line. EN: 106

Lock 'Em Up [C3B] (Bill Davis 1982):
From applicable Tidal Lines or applicable Parallel Lines. Lockit; Hinge; Centers Hinge as Outsides Counter Rotate 1/4; Centers Lockit as Outsides Roll. This is a 4-part call. EN: 107

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