Definitions of Square Dance Calls and Concepts

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Open Up The Column [C3A]
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From Columns. EN: 10

#1 dancer Trail Off & Roll as #2 dancer Circulate, Peel Off & Roll as #3 and #4 dancers Circulate; Centers Cast Off 3/4; all Extend. EN: 20

Ends in Parallel Waves. EN: 30

 beforeOpen Up The Column after#1 Trail Off & Roll as #2 Circulate & Peel Off & Roll as #3 and #4 Circulate(Open Up But Nothing) afterCenters Cast Off 3/4 afterExtend (done)

Note: Open Up The Column is the same as Transfer The Column [A1] except that the First Two do a Trail & Peel movement instead of a Trail Off movement. There is a call (not currently in use) named Clover The Column in which the First Two do a Peel Off movement (1/2 Invert The Column and 1/4 In). We would like to see these 3 calls generalized so that we can do a Trail (Transfer) The Column, Trail & Peel (Open Up) The Column, Peel (Clover) The Column and Peel & Trail The Column. EN: 40

Open Up And | But anything [C3A] (Lee Kopman 1976):
From Columns. #1 dancer Trail Off & Roll as #2 dancer Circulate, Peel Off & Roll as #3 and #4 dancers Circulate and do the anything call. This is analogous to Transfer And anything [A2]. EN: 252

Variations:

• Magic Open Up The Column.
• 2 By 1 Open Up The Column:
From Columns of 3. #1 dancer Trail Off & Roll as #2 dancer Circulate, Peel Off & Roll as #3 dancer Circulate & Cast Off 3/4. The Very Center dancer then does an 'Extend' to end between the outsides. EN: 50

 before2 By 1 Open Up The Column after2 By 1 Open Up But Nothing afterCenters Cast Off 3/4 after 'Extend' to end between the Outsides EN: 60 (done)

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