Definitions of Square Dance Calls and Concepts

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Magic Diamond Concept [C4]
(Dave Hodson 1979)
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From Twin Diamonds. EN: 10

A Magic Diamond is a Distorted Diamond in which the Centers of one Diamond work with the points of the other Diamond. EN: 20

 Work with these dancers in a distorted Diamond. EN: 30

 beforeMagic Diamond Circulate after Now, from here,Magic Flip The Diamond EN: 40 after

Note that in the last diagram above you now have a Magic Wave [C4] with the dancers who were in your Magic DiamondEN: 50

Notes on traffic patterns: EN: 60

• The basic rule is try to get to your ending position with a minimum number of collisions (trying for zero collisions would be a good goal). EN: 70
• On Magic Cut The Diamond or Magic Flip The Diamond, the points can often work as if In Tandem. EN: 80

In our opinion, callers should say Magic Diamond Cut | Flip The Diamond rather than Cut | Flip The Magic Diamond. In the first case, the dancers initially hear the word Magic and can immediately start locating their Magic Diamond. Also, in our opinion, Cut|Flip The Magic Diamond is NOT the same as Magic Cut|Flip The Diamond, since on a Cut|Flip The formation those with handholds do a formation Circulate as the others simply slide together and Trade (Cut) or Phantom Run (Flip). Hence, for a Cut|Flip The Magic Diamond only the Centers are working Magic. EN: 90

Magic Inpoint|Outpoint|Inside|Outside Triangle
Identification: EN: 100

 MagicInpoint Triangle MagicOutpoint Triangle MagicInside Triangle MagicOutside Triangle
 Dancers are listed in order of their Circulate path within the above diagram: EN: 110

• Magic Inpoint Triangle: (, , ) and (, , )
• Magic Outpoint Triangle: (, , ) and (, , )
• Magic Inside Triangle: (, , ) and (, , )
[This is the hardest one to see.] EN: 120
• Magic Outside Triangle: (, , ) and (, , )

Magic Interlocked Diamond Concept [C4]:

 Work with these dancers in a distorted Diamond. EN: 130

Magic Interlocked Diamonds are rarely used since they are difficult to visualize and often involve hideous traffic patterns. EN: 140