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Definitions of Square Dance Calls and Concepts
 
Definitions of Square Dance Calls and Concepts
 
 
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"O" Formation -- [C1]
   (Jim Davis)
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An "O" consists of dancers occupying the following spots in a 4 x 4 matrix: EN: 10

"O" FORMATION

 
 
From here... EN: 20
 
imagine you are here. EN: 30

An "O" is considered to be Distorted Columns, as if the Centers slid apart from normal Columns. EN: 40

 
If you are here... EN: 50
 
think of working
in Columns EN: 60
 
before
"O" Circulate
 after
     
before
"O" Transfer The Column
 
imagine you are here EN: 70
 after
Transfer The Column
 after
re-establishing "O" footprints EN: 80
(done)

Notes:
  • For simple calls (such as "O" Circulate, "O" Split Counter Rotate 1/4, etc.) move directly to your ending footprints. For more complex calls, start the call working distorted, blend into a normal setup, complete the call normally, and then have the resulting Centers move away from the Center to re-establish the "O" footprints. EN: 90
  • If dancers occupy "O" footprints but the caller wishes them to work in distorted Parallel Lines, the term Big Block [C3A] is used. EN: 100
  • Sometimes the caller wants you to start the call in your "O" but finish in a normal setup. In these cases the caller will add a suffix such as 'To Normal Waves', 'To A Line', 'To Columns', etc. (e.g., "O" Checkmate To Normal Lines). EN: 110
  • An "O" can also be T-Bone in which case you do your part working in your own set of distorted Columns. EN: 120

   
From here... EN: 130
 
imagine you are here... EN: 140
 
... or here. EN: 150
 
before
"O" Walk & Dodge
 after

Mini-"O" FORMATION [C1V]:
A Mini-"O" is a 6-dancer "O" with 2 Centers and 4 Ends. EN: 641

Mini-"O" FORMATION

 
 
Mini-"O" 
think of working here EN: 160

See also Butterfly FORMATION [C1] and Squeeze [C1].

CALLERLAB definition for O Formation / Concept

Choreography for "O" Formation

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