Definitions of Square Dance Calls and Concepts

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Once Removed Concept -- [C2]
(Norm Poisson 1976)
 C2:

Divide the overall formation along its long axis into planes of dancers (e.g., a 1 x 8 has eight planes; a 2 x 4 has four planes). Dancers occupying every other plane work together to do the given call. At the end of the given call, the dancers in one set of planes must end within their original set of planes.

 From a 2 x 4,the Once Removed dancersare in a 2 x 2 From a 1 x 8, the Once Removed dancersare in a 1 x 4 From here, the Once Removeddancers are in a Diamond(or Single 1/4 Tag) From here, the Once Removed dancers are in a Diamond (or Single 1/4 Tag), whereas the Once Removed dancers are in a 2 x 2

At C2, Once Removed is primarily limited to doing simple (i.e., non-shape-changing) calls from a 2 x 4 or a 1 x 4. From a 2 x 2, the dancers work in a manner similar to working in (Interlocked) Blocks [C1].

See Block FORMATION [C1] for a list of non-shape-changing calls from a 2 x 2.

Once Removed Touch 1/4:

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Sample traffic patterns:

Once Removed Right & Left Thru

From (starting) Double Pass Thru. Centers Pass Thru; all Right Pull By; New Centers Pass Thru; all Courtesy Turn.

From Facing Lines. All Right Pull By; Centers Half Sashay; all Courtesy Turn; Centers Half Sashay.

More sample traffic patterns:

Once Removed Square Thru

This is done as if in Blocks [C1]. I.e., do each Pull By with the appropriate dancer (go to their spot) and then Face In.

From Facing Lines. Right Pull By; Face In; Centers (Left-shoulder) Pass Thru; all Left Pull By & new Centers (Left-shoulder) Pass Thru; all Face In; Right Pull By; Face In; Centers (Left-shoulder) Pass Thru, all Left Pull By & new Centers (Left-shoulder) Pass Thru. Ends in Completed Double Pass Thru.

From Double Pass Thru: Centers Pass Thru; all Right Pull By; Centers Pass Thru; all Face In; Left Pull By Face In; Centers Pass Thru; all Right Pull By; Centers Pass Thru; all Face In; Left Pull By. Ends in Back-to-Back Lines.
Once Removed Square Chain Thru

Since Square Chain Thru [A1] is an intricate call, start the call Once Removed, finish the call on each side, and then have the new Centers move to the other side.

From Facing Lines. Right Pull By; Face In & Centers Pass Thru; all Left Swing Thru; Left Turn Thru; Centers Pass Thru. Ends in Completed Double Pass Thru.

From Double Pass Thru. Centers Pass Thru; all Square Chain Thru; Centers Half Sashay. Ends in Back-to-Back Lines.

Notes:
• Immediately after hearing the words 'Once Removed', determine the wall toward which your Once Removed setup is closest, and make a visual note of which dancers are in your Once Removed setup so that if the call is a shape-changer you will know who should belong in the resulting Once Removed setup.

CONTRAST THE FOLLOWING (don't panic...this usage is only done at C3 or above.)

 This is the starting formationfor each of the following: afterAs Couples Once Removed Hinge afterOnce Removed As Couples Hinge

In the first example, As Couples precedes Once Removed, hence you must first establish who is Couples with whom ( and act as one dancer; and act as one dancer, etc.) and then work Once Removed (hence is working with ).

In the second example, Once Removed precedes As Couples, hence you must first establish who is in your Once Removed setup ( , , , and are in one setup; , , , and are in the other) and then work As Couples (hence is a Couple working with Couple .).

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