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.
- 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] :
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]:
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.
3 By 1 Checkmate
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
Examples from Parallel Columns of 3:
This is the starting formation|
for each of the following:
1 By 2 Checkmate
2 By 1 Checkmate
1 By 2 Transfer The Column
2 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):
At C2, the n By m CONCEPT
is primarily limited to n By 1 Transfer | Checkmate
where n is 2 or 3.