Definitions of Square Dance Calls and Concepts

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{n} By {m} Transfer | Checkmate (The Column) [C2]
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From Columns.

The First n dancers do the part of the call that is normally done by the First Two dancers as the Last m dancers do the part of the call that is normally done by the Last Two dancers.

For example,

• A normal Checkmate The Column is a 2 By 2 Checkmate, since the First Two dancers do one part and the Last Two dancers do the other part.
• A normal Transfer The Column is a 2 By 2 Transfer The Column.
• A Box Transfer is a 1 By 1 Transfer The Column.

3 By 1 Checkmate [C2] : From Columns. First Three dancers Column Circulate 4 positions & 1/4 In as the #4 dancers Circulate 3 positions, 1/4 In, & Circulate. Ends in Parallel 3 & 1 Lines.

3 By 1 Transfer The Column [C2]: From Columns. The First Three dancers Transfer (as a 3-dancer group Trail Off , then individually 1/4 In) as the #4 dancers Circulate 1 & 1/2 and Cast Off 3/4; Center 4 Extend The Tag as Others Step Ahead to end in Parallel 3 & 1 Lines.

 før3 By 1 Checkmate efter
 før3 By 1 Transfer The Column efter3 By 1 Transfer And efter Very Centers Cast Off 3/4and all 'Extend' (færdig)

1 By 3 Transfer The Column [NOL]: From Columns. The First dancer (in each Column) Transfer (1/2 Circulate, Counter Rotate 1/4 & Roll) as the Last Three dancers 1/2 Circulate and Cast Off 3/4; Center 4 Extend The Tag as Others Step Thru to end in Parallel 3 & 1 Lines

 før1 By 3 Transfer The Column efter1 By 3 Transfer And efter Center 6 Cast Off 3/4and all 'Extend' (færdig)

Examples from Parallel Columns of 3:

 Dette er startformationfor hver af de følgende: efter1 By 2 Checkmate efter2 By 1 Checkmate efter1 By 2 Transfer The Column efter2 By 1 Transfer The Column

Note: On 1 By 2 (or 2 By 1) Transfer The Column, the single dancer (the dancer designated by '1' within the phrase '1 By 2' or '2 By 1') always ends up on the center plane of the resulting formation

Variation:Magic n By m Transfer And anything | The Column.

Other examples of the n By m CONCEPT (used at C4):

 før3 By 1 Trail Off efter
 før3 By 1 Ferris Wheel efter

At C2, the n By m CONCEPT is primarily limited to n By 1 Transfer | Checkmate where n is 2 or 3.

CALLERLAB definition for 3 by 1 Checkmate the Column
CALLERLAB definition for 3 by 1 Transfer The Column

Choreography for n By m Transfer | Checkmate (The Column)