Definitions of Square Dance Calls and Concepts
Own The {anyone} {anything} By {anything} [C3A]
 
 
Designated dancers do their part of the first anything call as the others do their part of the second anything call. EN: 10

Note: If you are a Center and your anything call is a 4-(or fewer) dancer call, work with the nearest Outsides. Do not work in the center! EN: 20

Own The Boys ( = Boy) Ah So By Switch The Wave
 
 
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Own The Leaders Step & Fold By 1/2 Crazy Lockit
 
 
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Own The Ends Regroup By Shakedown
 
 
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Own The Outsides Swing & Mix By Linear Cycle
 
 
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Note: If necessary, take into account the facing direction of dancers not in your group. For example, on a call such as Vertical, you may need to know the facing direction of the adjacent dancer. Below is an example where both sets of dancers must take into account the facing direction of the other dancers. EN: 30

Own The Girls Explode The Line By Vertical 1/2 Tag
 
 
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Note: It is also possible to do Own The {anyone} {anything} By {anything} when the overall formation required to do the given call doesn't exist, but your part of the formation does. See example below, where the Outsides do not have a Tidal Wave, and the Centers do not have an Eight Chain Thru, but both sets of dancers can do their part of their call. EN: 40

Own The Outsides Linear Cycle By Pass The Ocean
 
 
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On Your Own anything By anything [obsolete] (Lee Kopman 1986):
Outside 4 dancers do their part of the first anything call as the Center 4 dancers do their part of the second anything call. This is the same as Own The Outsides anything By anything. On Your Own was the original call but was dropped in favor of Own The anyone since the latter is more generalized and the caller can explicitly name those doing the first anything call. EN: 275

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