Definitions of Square Dance Calls and Concepts
Lockit [A1]
From a Wave, applicable Line of 4, or applicable Diamond. EN: 10
Aus einer Wave, anwendbare Line aus 4, oder anwendbare Diamonds. DE: 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
Centers Arm Turn 1/4 während die Ends move up 1/4 auf einem Kreis um den Zentrumspunkt der 4-Tänzerformation (das heißt, Ends mach euren Teil von Fan The Top). DE: 20

Usually ends in the same formation, but rotated 90°. EN: 30
Endet normalerweis in der selben Formation, aber um 90° gedreht. DE: 30

Aus einer Wave:

Aus einer L-H Two-Faced Line:

Aus einer Diamond:

Aus einer 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
    Die Centers müssen sich in einer Mini-Wave bewegen. Der Centers-part ist ein Arm Turn 1/4, nicht ein Hinge. Es ist unangebracht für einen Caller, Lockit zu callen wenn beide Centers die gleiche Blickrichtung haben. DE: 40
  • Think of Lockit as a 'short' Fan The Top (Centers turn only 1/4 instead of 3/4). EN: 50
    Denk über Lockit als einen 'kurzen' Fan The Top (Centers drehen nur 1/4 anstelle von 3/4). DE: 50
  • From a Two-Faced Line, Lockit is identical to Couples HingeEN: 60
    Aus einer Two-Faced Line ist Lockit identisch zu Couples HingeDE: 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
    Aus einer Tidal Wave, Tidal Two-Faced Line (As Couples Wave), oder Point-to-Point Diamonds ist Lockit identisch zu Split Counter Rotate 1/4DE: 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 -- Copyright © 2019 Vic Ceder.  All Rights Reserved.